Friday, March 12, 2010

Ryan Bailey Announces Candidacy for Ohio House of Representatives

(Jefferson)- Ryan Bailey announced his candidacy for Ohio’s 99th House District today, promising to work to restore a positive momentum for Ashtabula County. Bailey, a Republican, is a veteran of Operation: Enduring Freedom. He currently serves in Ohio’s 1-145th Armor Regiment.

“Ashtabula County has been run into the ground by a predominantly one-party system. Their long record of failed schemes, along with their fast and loose attitude with our tax dollars have crippled the entire region.” Bailey said.

Bailey enlisted at the age of seventeen after his cousin was killed aboard Flight 93 on September 11th. He has served in the United States Army for six years, including one deployment in support of the Global War on Terror. Bailey served in various roles, including vehicle commander and acting communications NCO.

“My country, my family and my hometown have given me all I have, they’ve made me who I am today. I’m running because I’m tired of watching my friends and neighbors being neglected and misled by their elected leadership. I’m tired of watching our young people leave to find other jobs. But most of all I’m tired of standing by and letting it happen, I can’t anymore. This year we’re going to stop the madness.”

Bailey’s parents, Troy and Christine Bailey, are lifelong residents of Ashtabula County. Ryan is currently a junior at Kent State University pursuing a degree in Political Science.