Ep. 8 - A new generation of leadership

 Sen. Joe Schiavoni is young compared to his primary opponents, but this family man has quite a resume to back up his run. He helped lead the successful overturn of SB-5, a union killing bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, and he spearheaded the campaign to take down Ohio's largest online charter school that was stealing money from tax payers and lying to the state about the kind of education it was providing to Ohio's students.

Sen. Joe Schiavoni is young compared to his primary opponents, but this family man has quite a resume to back up his run. He helped lead the successful overturn of SB-5, a union killing bill signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, and he spearheaded the campaign to take down Ohio's largest online charter school that was stealing money from tax payers and lying to the state about the kind of education it was providing to Ohio's students.

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It's primary season and Democrats all over the country are vying for their party's nomination.  There's no bigger race than the one for Democratic nomination for Governor of Ohio where State Senator Joe Schiavoni is competing in a full field that includes Richard Cordroy, the former head of the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau.  

Joe Schiavoni grew up in Youngstown, Ohio where he was a Golden Gloves boxer before attending law school in Columbus and returning to Youngstown to practice law.  After building strong roots in the local community, he received a literal call to service and was appointed to the Ohio Senate at age 28.  He rose to prominence in the party and was unanimously elected as Minority Leader in 2014.  Now, he's all in for the race for Governor and if he wins, he will be sworn in at the age of 39, making him the youngest governor in the country.

In this episode, we speak to Senator Schiavoni about the importance of a new generation of leadership and he gives us some tales from the road on how he's having real conversations with voters across the political spectrum all over the state while sharing his vision for Ohio.  We even get the rare look inside how running a statewide campaign can affect family life and how Senator Schiavoni balances it all. 

You can find out more about Sen. Joe Schiavoni on Twitter at @JoeSchiavoni, on Facebook at @JoeforOhio, or at his website JoeforJobs.com. If you like what Joe has to say, throw this grassroots campaign a small donation to help them keep going.