Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LaRose for Ohio Senate Announcement

(Akron) - Frank LaRose today announced his candidacy for the Ohio Senate in the 27th district promising to go to Columbus to fight for Summit County. LaRose, a Republican, is a former US Army Green Beret Sergeant First Class.

"Our county needs an advocate who understands the proper role of government and who will support measures that will make it easier to build businesses and create jobs," LaRose said.

LaRose earned a Bronze Star medal for his service with a Special Forces A-Team in Iraq. He also served with the peace-keeping operation in Kosovo. His journals during the mission were published in the Akron Beacon Journal.

"My country and my hometown have given a great deal to me," LaRose said. "I've always felt called to give something back. The honor of serving in the Ohio Senate will give me a chance to do just that."

LaRose said he will push for economic development, common-sense business regulation, and lower taxes.

"We've all seen the harsh reality of a down economy in Ohio. Our number one priority should be job creation," LaRose said.

LaRose's family operates a third-generation business employing hundreds of people in Northeastern Ohio. LaRose earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. He and his wife Lauren live in Summit County.