Scott has lived in Ohio’s 8th Congressional District his entire life where he has family and friends in every county in the district.
Scott is not a politician. He has worked in business his entire life. Like many of you, Scott was getting more and more frustrated with our representatives in Washington. They had either lost touch with our realities or didn’t care. Each time Scott watched the news, listened to the radio or read the mail he felt more and more of our liberties were being taken away or sacrificed.
It was these frustrations and concerns for his kids future, and the future of our country, that drove Scott’s desire to run for congress. He didn’t wait until Speaker Boehner resigned, he was willing to face the challenge of taking on a 26 year incumbent and Speaker of the House. This was not about the convenience of an open congressional seat! Scott announced his intent to run on August 15th 2015, long before Speaker Boehner resigned.
Scott’s parents instilled in him a great work ethic, moral values and the courage to stand up for what is right. Scott’s entire career has been in roles dedicated to serving people. Many times he was faced with the dilemma of supporting the people or reaping the personal rewards for achieving company goals.
Scott always made the right choice. He always supported the people and in many cases found ways to do both, support the people and give the company what it needed. He was never afraid to face personal and professional adversity to do the right thing.