Name: Sandra O’Brien
City of residence: Lenox
Party affiliation: Republican
Office desired: Ohio 32nd District
Why should you be elected?
Ohio has 33 Senators, 24 are Republican. As a Republican I will have a seat at the table where financial decisions are made and can deliver results for our district. Our senate district has been neglected for 30 years, 15 budget cycles, and millions of dollars in lost economic development. If elected, we will no longer be left behind.
What are your top three priorities if elected?
After 25 years of neglect, I am already in discussions with leadership to tear down the abandoned St. Joseph Riverside Hospital. We need a fairer system to distribute gas tax revenue to districts like ours who are disproportionately affected by harsh weather conditions where our roads degrade faster and get more potholes.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University in Elementary Education and my Master’s Degree in Administration from Edinboro University. I taught at both the junior high and collegiate level. I was elected Ashtabula County for three terms, 12 years. My husband and I live on a small farm where we raised our four children.
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