|Education||1971 graduate Austintown Fitch High School 1975 graduate of Youngstown State University - Bachelor of Arts|
|Employer||State of Ohio/State Representative|
May 1, 2007
|Family||Spouse - Kathryn|
3 adult children:
Ron Jr. & Lauren (daughter-in-law)
|Family in office?||nephew Steven Gerberry/Weathersfield Township Trustee|
|Time in area||entire life|
|Reasons for running||I am running for State Representative to continue my commitment to provide the highest quality of service to the people of the Mahoning Valley. No other candidate can match my 8 yrs.of local,6 yrs. of county and 24 years of state government experience. I have the experience,knowledge,background and a proven record to continue providing excellent representation as state representative.|
|Priorities||1. To maintain the highest quality constituent service as possible.|
2.Continue my active role in the legislative process both in committee as well as on the House floor.Continue to introduce bills and amendments which benefit our community and state.
3. Continue to pursue legislative priorities that benefit and enhance the Valley.
|Qualifications||Austintown Board of Education Member 8 yrs.|
State Representative 24 years
Mahoning County Recorder 6 yrs.
Current Ranking Member State Government & Elections Committee
Primary or Joint Primary Sponsor of 33 enacted laws
Served as Chairman of House Education Committee for 8 yrs., Chairman of State Government and Elections Committee 2 yrs. and Assistant Minority Whip 2 yrs.
|Positions on the issues||My position on relevant issues is to maximize my influence as representative to best benefit my community and state.Obviously it would be impossible to discuss a position on every key issue. Therefore my best and concise response is to support my community by my every action as state representative. If I accomplish that goal I will best represent the interest of the Valley.|