We won!

The race is over. We have been victorious by a 50-point spread, which is unprecedented for a non-incumbent. All glory to God.
Some thoughts:
  • I want to credit Dexter Vaughan and Craig Shubert for joining me in the arena. It’s really hard to run for State Rep. Doing it as your first race is a lot to ask. My opponents both brought unique strengths to the race, and I hope they will not be discouraged, but will use those skills for our community’s benefit in the future.
  • I want to thank my volunteers, donors, family, friends, consultants, and supporters. I have asked a LOT of you, and you have delivered big time. We have had no problem raising money, getting volunteers together, or obtaining quality advice. This is FAR from a one-man show. Laura and I are indebted to you– and we will repay by doing our best to serve the people of Ohio.
  • I want to tell you why I think we won by such a huge margin:
  1. Republicans (and a great amount of cross-over Democrats) really respect what we’ve done in Stow, and they want to see us do it in Columbus — balancing the budget without raising taxes, chopping debt in half, and bolstering the rainy-day fund.
  2. Republicans (and a great amount of cross-over Democrats) agree that creating opportunity is the way to end generational poverty. We need more occupational licenses, apprenticeships, and affordable college options, so that people can climb from the lower-class into middle-class jobs, buy homes, and grow wealth.
  3. A LOT of people told me that they respected our refusal to go negative–even after being attacked with false allegations. Laura and I decided that who we are, as Christians, is inconsistent with besmirching an opponent for things that have nothing to do with their ability to perform the job. We also recognize that voters are smart. They want to hear about what we will do for the people. In fact, I never even used Dexter’s or Craig’s names in campaign materials until this post.

On to the next round!


Today is Election Day!

After months of hard work, Election Day has finally arrived. We will need your vote today, to ensure we can obtain the Republican nomination and win this race in November.

There are two other candidates in my race, but I am the only candidate endorsed by the Summit County Republican Party, and the only candidate who has a track record of conservative policy-making.

In the past week, my opponents desperately attacked me. Their allegations are provably false–and one has already been retracted. But, to be candid, we are uncertain how their false attacks will impact the race. So we can’t afford to have any supporters on the sidelines today.

Here is all you need to know about Election Day:

  • Where do I vote? Please click THIS LINK to find out.
  • When are the polls open? From 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM.
  • What if I’m not a registered Republican? No problem. In Ohio, you may vote in whichever primary you choose. You can vote for me by requesting a Republican ballot.
  • Can I vote in the Democrat primary–and still vote for you? No, you will need to request a Republican ballot in order to vote for me.
  • Can I help on Election Day? Yes! We need a handful more people to stand at the polls and greet voters. The weather should be great. Please use the Contact Mike button above to volunteer.
  • How can I spread the word? Please SHARE our Election Day post on Facebook. Please RT our post on Twitter. … Or just send a text/email to 5 Republican friends who live in my district.
  • What cities are in your district? The 37th District includes Stow, Hudson, Twinsburg, Macedonia, Cuyahoga Falls (Northampton area only), Munroe Falls, Silver Lake, Northfield Center, Northfield, and Reminderville.

I wanted to run a race that my supporters can be proud of. We have achieved that. In the face of my opponents’ negative attacks, we have remained positive–focusing on our message of fiscal responsibility and economic opportunity.

We couldn’t have gotten this far without your support and encouragement.

I’ll leave you with the State of Ohio’s motto: With God, all things are possible!


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