20 years in military, business, nonprofits and education
Fighter pilot, national security fellow, community services
Proud Ohioan--Fighting for good jobs, healthcare, and education
I know what it means to serve and lead
I am running to be your State Senator because I understand our challenges and aspirations. This is where I grew up, met my wife, and after serving my country as a fighter pilot, this is where I’ve chosen to work and raise our family. This is HOME.
But it’s clear Ohio is going in the wrong direction. We are losing jobs, many working families struggle to make ends meet, we’re failing our kids and neighbors when it comes to smart gun safety, access to healthcare is in jeopardy, student debt is the largest in the nation, drugs are destroying our communities, we’re hurting our environment, and businesses—small and large—cannot find the educated workforce to compete in our global 21st century economy. But these are manmade challenges, thrust upon us by politicians who aspire to media fame and higher office, rather than public service. It means with the right leadership we can turn the tide and create the #NewOhio we deserve!
I believe in righting these wrongs. I believe in investing in education, expanding access to healthcare, building a capable 21st century workforce, protecting our rivers and lakes for future generations, and using every available resource to fight our opioid crisis. The Dayton region—like the rest of our great state—can and ought to be a model of economic security, innovation, and opportunity.
I have over 20+ years of leadership experience in service to our country as an Air Force officer and fighter pilot, as a businessman in Ohio’s high-tech aerospace manufacturing, in nonprofit economic and community development, as a teacher in higher education, and—most importantly—as a father and husband. I know what it means to serve and lead, and I want to serve YOU, my neighbor.
- Mark Fogel