Paul knows we lose good paying jobs overseas and to automation when politicians forget who sent them to Columbus. He will always be a fighter for the people of his district. He believes that every Ohioan who wants a job should have one. Paul will stand by policies that support the high-paying jobs that strengthen our middle class. Many areas in Ohio are still recovering from the 2008 recession, andall too often the representatives for the area forget about their constituents when they get to Columbus. Paul is committed to the 5th district.
Ohio’s middle-class is directly tied to the strength of the workers. Paul will fight for workers’ rights, and work to stop billionaire CEOs from stripping them of their voice. Our unions improve wages, benefits, and work-life balance, as well as workplace safety for workers throughout Ohio and across the country. Paul promises to stand up for workers’ organizing and collective bargaining rights. Paul will continue to fight "right to work" and other anti-worker policies that harm Ohio’s families.
All too often we see jobs leave and drugs move in. Paul believes it’s time for our leaders to take real action and defend our communities against the opioid epidemic. Families across Ohio are losing loved ones to the devastating effects of opioid abuse and addiction. Paul will fight every day in the Statehouse to make sure our local communities are getting the resources they need to fight and treat this epidemic. Too many families have suffered enough; it's time to put aside partisan difference and end this societal cancer.
Paul is focused on addressing the skills gap and making sure that students’ diplomas are backed by the real-world skills they’ll need in today’s economy. He understands that there's nothing more important to the future of Ohioans than the education they receive today. We must ensure that Ohio has strong public schools that give every child a chance to succeed. Because he believes preparing our children starts early, he will invest in public Pre-K education in order to put our children on a path to success. While higher education has become increasingly necessary, we need to make sure it’s preparing graduates for the realities of the workforce.