I will bring a unique perspective and unparalleled lifetime of experiences to bear as Ohio’s next Secretary of State. I know the freedom to vote is a sacred and hard-earned American right. As a soldier, I fought to ensure free elections and secure voting locations in some of the world’s most dangerous places; often in countries that had never had free and open democratic elections before. In the Senate, I championed legislation that modernized Ohio’s voter registration system and made it more secure. I worked to make voting easier for every eligible Ohioan by bringing polling locations into the 21st century utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, and authored legislation to crack down on voter fraud and hold those who violate that sacred trust accountable.
I also worked to pass online voter registration in the state and to allow people to request their absentee ballots online, along with sponsoring legislation to create the nation’s first “Cyber Reserve” to protect our state from the threat of cyber-attack. I will always work tirelessly to protect the ballot box and the integrity of our voting process.