Youth Mental Healthcare Access
In Ohio, 8 out of every 10 children that need mental healthcare can't get the care they need. Dan and his wife Kathleen are parents of a daughter who has spoken publicly about her struggles with mental health. Because he has seen the gaps in the mental health system as a parent, and an local elected official, Dan will work closely with Ohio’s National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the healthcare community, and craft legislation to improve the mental health system so that more people - especially youth - can get the help they need.
The Dayton region saw more than 10,700 new jobs come to the area between December 2016 and December 2017; that's more job growth percentage-wise any other metro area in the state, including Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. Dan will help continue this momentum. Dan is a proven jobs builder, having helped bring manufacturers like Hematite in Englewood (opened 2018 with 100 jobs), GE, P&G, and Fuyao Glass to the Dayton area. By working with local assets like the I-70 corridor in the 43rd district, Dan will help bring more good jobs to communities from College Corner to Harrison Township.
Fighting The Opioid Crisis
Over the past year, Dan has acted as co-chair of the Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) in his role as Montgomery County Commissioner. They've worked to coordinate over 100 programs across the county, from law enforcement to health professionals, to significantly reduce opioid overdoses this year. Dan wants to take the strategy he's learned as part of his work with COAT and bring it to Columbus.