Over 30 years ago, Jim Renacci moved to Ohio with a few hundred dollars, dreaming American dreams of starting a family and launching a business.
Growing up in a blue-collar union family in western Pennsylvania, Jim Renacci was the first in his family to graduate from college.
Not only did the blue-collar entrepreneur realize his own dream—but became the answer to countless Ohioans.
Marrying his childhood sweetheart Tina, Jim started implementing his entrepreneurial vision of owning a small business to providing jobs and livelihoods for local families. As can only happen in America, the Ohioan entrepreneur soon laid claim to operating over 60 businesses, creating 1,500 new jobs, employing over 3,000 people statewide.
But politics had other plans. In 2009, the Obama Administration took over General Motors, shuttering dealerships across the country—including Jim’s in Northeast Ohio.
Shutting down his dealership killed 50 good paying jobs in his community—and Jim wasn’t going to stand by while neighbors were going hungry. How could Washington blatantly interfere in the everyday lives of hard-working Americans who wanted nothing more but their own chance at the American Dream?
It’s time the people’s interests were represented in the great halls of Congress. Isn’t that what being a representative is about? Representing the people’s hopes and fears—bringing actionable results back to the working people who have voted into power their own representative.
As Senator, the blue-collar entrepreneur’s only allegiance will be to the same people D.C. forcibly unemployed that fateful day in an Ohio car dealership—the everyday Americans forgotten by the Swamp.