Meet the candidates: State Senate, 17th District


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Dailey

Dailey


Peterson


Editor’s Note: As we approach the November General Election, the Gallipolis Daily Tribune will be running articles allowing the candidates in contested races to introduce themselves and tell the voters why they are running for office. Each candidate is asked, in their own words, to respond to two questions — tell us about yourself and why are you running for this office.

GALLIA COUNTY — Voters in Gallia County will be deciding who will represent them in the State Senate in the 17th District on Tuesday.

Running for the seat are Incumbent Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) and challenger Scott Dailey (D-Waverly).

Responses submitted by the candidates to the Tribune, are listed below in alphabetical order.

Scott Dailey

Tell us about yourself

I was born in Chillicothe and grew up in Waverly. I am the youngest of 5 boys. I was raised by a single Mom. I graduated Waverly High School in 1979. I attended Shawnee State University and received a certification in 1982. I am uniquely qualified to be your State Senator. I have a background of sales and Finance. I have also been a Government Contractor Security Guard. I have owned my own plumbing and cable installation companies. I am currently a Union Pipefitter, a member of the Plumbers/Pipefitters LU 577 in Portsmouth since 2008. I have served on the Waverly Village Council. Customer service and accountability have been woven thru my career. I belong to the Waverly Lions Club, Waverly Orient Lodge #323, Pike County Shrine Club, Sons of American Legion, Sons of AmVets and Waverly Moose Lodge.

Why I decided to run for this office

I am running for State Senate, District 17, because I am just like you. We are tired of the majority party in Columbus balancing their budgets on the backs of School Districts, middle-class tax payers and local Government. We need affordable healthcare for all Ohioans, especially for those who work and can’t afford premiums, deductibles, or both. We need good education for our children that is fully paid for from Columbus and not by local levies. We need training for our adults to get jobs for the 21st Century. We need a living wage. For too long, we have been left behind on better wages that build stronger families. Nobody should struggle if you have a fulltime job. It’s a simple choice. A vote for Scott Dailey is a vote for change and for a voice in Columbus. Thank you for your time and please vote.

Bob Peterson

Tell us about yourself

Bob Peterson is a life-long farmer, having grown up on the grain and livestock farm he currently operates in Fayette County, Ohio. He graduated with Honors from the Ohio State University earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture. Bob met his wife of 26 years, Lisa, during the Fayette County Fair, when she was the 4-H Extension Agent. Bob and Lisa are the proud parents of three children: Hannah, Todd, Sarah and their son-in-law John. They are very active in their church and community, having been Sunday School Teachers and 4H Advisors. Bob has been very involved in the Farm Bureau holding a variety of leadership positions at the State, County and National levels, culminating in his position as Ohio Farm Bureau President for nearly five years. In addition to his farming duties, Senator Peterson served as a Fayette County Commissioner, before being elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2011. He joined the Ohio Senate in 2012, where his knowledge and leadership have earned him a seat at the table on the issues that matter most to the families and communities of the 17th Senate District.

Why I decided to run for this office

Eight years ago, when I first ran for the legislature, Ohio had lost 400,000 jobs in 4 years and had an $8 billion dollar budget deficit.. I promised to work to bring jobs back to Ohio by balancing the budget, lowering excessive taxes and reducing job-killing regulations. 540,000 new jobs have been created and we balanced the budget while reducing taxes on all Ohioans by $5 billion dollars, along with increasing funding of schools by over $2 billion dollars. I am committed to helping Ohio continue to grow jobs, along with the other issues such as: the drug crisis, reducing mandates and testing in the classroom, workforce development and strengthening Ohio’s infrastructure.

I am committed to resolving problems by bringing people together and finding solutions. Most of the bills I have sponsored in the legislature have passed on a bipartisan basis. I believe in working together, listening to everyone, especially local leaders. I have been elected to leadership positions such as President of the Ohio Farm Bureau and President Pro-Tempore (the second in charge) of the Ohio Senate, because I am trustworthy, honest and a problem solver. These are also the reasons why I was endorsed by both business groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses, CPA’s, Manufacturer’s and Farm Bureau and labor organizations, such as Fraternal Order of Police, International Union of Operating Engineers, Ohio Education Association and Teamsters Ohio. I am as committed and passionate today as I was the day I was first elected to serve you and work to move Gallia County and Ohio forward.

Dailey
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Peterson
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