Why I’m running

As a congressman from Youngstown, Ohio for almost 20 years, I’ve watched the American Dream slip through the fingers of many Americans.


Like so many in America’s heartland, I come from a long line of factory workers who helped build our nation into a powerhouse of innovation. But over the last 20 years, failed leadership and broken promises have destroyed the middle-class, forcing our economy into crisis and pushing the American Dream out of reach.


When our local GM factory was shutdown last Thanksgiving, I got a call from my daughter who was consoling her friend whose father was an auto worker and was just laid off. My daughter  said to me, with tears in her voice, “You have to do something.”  


That’s why I am running for President. It’s time to do something.


As I travel through Ohio and the country, I’ve been inspired by the solutions that exist. On every issue, from manufacturing, to health care, to schools and education, to taking care of and healing our Vets, I find brilliant Americans who are innovating and creating REAL solutions.


And our current government and leaders are in the way of these solutions being implemented on a broad scale. We must invest in and bring the solutions that are working to communities across the country.


The devastating stress and anxiety that comes with living paycheck to paycheck, not being able to afford to put food on the table or take your child to the doctor is making us sick and has fractured and divided our communities across the nation.


We have to fix it.


It’s time for us to start building the America we deserve. An America that invests in public education, affordable health care and an economy that works for all of us. An America united by a shared vision for our future.


A quiet revolution is happening in this country. One that is driven by compassion and the independent spirit our nation is known for. It’s time for us to invest in our values so we can focus on what really matters: healing and uniting our nation.


Together, we can confront the challenges ahead and win the future

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“My goal is not that America will become a perfect nation. My goal is that America will be a kinder, more compassionate nation.”

Meet Tim

Tim is an independent, no-nonsense congressman from Ohio fighting to rebuild our economy by investing in American workers. Tim is a native Ohioan, born and raised in a small town called Niles just outside Youngstown, Ohio.


A lifelong Rust Belt native, Tim understands that the American Dream is falling too far out of reach. That’s why he’s focused on restoring stability to our fractured communities by rebuilding our economy to work for all Americans. He is committed to building an economy that inspires investment, entrepreneurship and growth.


Before being elected to Congress, Tim served in the Ohio State Senate and began his career in politics as a congressional aide in 1995. Tim has a law degree from the University Of New Hampshire School Of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.


Tim currently resides in Howland, Ohio with his wife Andrea who teaches elementary school and their three children. He is the author of Healing America: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Recapture the American Spirit and The Real Food Revolution: Healthy Eating, Green Groceries, and the Return of the American Family Farm.

“America is a family. We have to get to common ground so we can find higher ground.”

The System is Broken

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