OH SENATE: J.D. Vance (R)
J.D. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio. He served in the Iraq War as a Marine, graduated from The Ohio State University, received his law degree from Yale Law School, and became a successful investor in Silicon Valley. He wrote a bestselling book, “Hillbilly Elegy,” which was turned into a movie on Netflix.
After the success of his book, Vance became a well-known commentator. On conservative and liberal networks, Vance defended working-class Americans. Vance is now a fixture on Fox News Channel, Newsmax and other outlets.
Vance started a business in Cincinnati and has focused on growing companies that create well-paying jobs. His business experience taught him firsthand that so many American companies “struggle with unfair competition from China and from their own government, which often rewards multinational technology firms over Ohio small businesses.”
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