ZANESVILLE, Ohio – As America prepares for the upcoming 2020 election season, voters will also be faced with decisions on a local level. State Senator Tim Schaffer filled the seat vacated by Senator Brian Hill this past May; and plans to be on the ballot next year.
Schaffer says that public service has always been a personal passion.
“I’m a son of teachers and preachers; a family of teachers and preachers. And I’ve chosen public service as a way to give back and I’ve spent a lot of my adult life in public service. I live in Lancaster; I’ve been in the House of Representatives and I’m just proud to represent Muskingum, Guernsey County, Morgan County, and this part of the state in the State Senate now. We are hitting the ground running.”
Key issues that Schaffer is campaigning upon include education and job creation; among others.
“Part of that is also making sure that we’re cutting taxes any time we can. I like to make sure that government is not using more than it should, because money ought to stay in pockets of the private sector. I think that a dollar in a private sector pocket and in our pockets bounces, and economists will tell you– it bounces three times as far as in the public sector. So, it is important to make sure that government is operating efficiently; but yet we are giving back resources to the private businesses and families of Muskingum County.”
Schaffer currently represents Muskingum, Guernsey, Morgan, Fairfield, and Hocking Counties; as well as portions of Athens and Pickaway as part of the 20th District.