|Address||694 Berkeley Pl N |
Westerville, Ohio , United States
Feb 08, 2018 04:52pm
|Info||Kevin Bacon is a candidate for the 21st Ohio House District. He is currently serving his second term as a Blendon Township Trustee and lives in the Village of Minerva Park with has wife, Melissa, and their three daughters. He grew up in Defiance, Ohio where he graduated from Defiance City Schools prior to earning his B.A. degree from Miami University and Juris Doctorate degree from Capital Law School. |
While attending Miami University Kevin played football, earned the Miami Citizens award and earned the Miami Athletic-Scholar citation. He was also selected to serve as an Associate Justice on Miami University’s prestigious Student Court. Kevin enrolled in Capital Law School in 1995 and graduated in 1998. While attending law school he was student body president and was presented with the Dean’s Award and Ron Friedman Award.
Kevin is an attorney working for Farmers Insurance in regulatory affairs. Prior to being employed with Farmers Insurance, Kevin worked as an Enforcement Attorney for the Ohio Department Commerce where he protected our society from white collar criminals. He has also worked for the City of Lancaster prosecuting drunk drivers, domestic violence offenses, drug offenses and theft offenses.
Kevin was first sworn in as a Blendon Township Trustee in January 2002, just months after the 9-11 World Trade Center tragedies. Passionate about safety, Kevin led an effort to strengthen an understaffed fire fighting force and to replace an inadequate fire station. He garnered the support of Blendon Township, and in a dual effort with the City of Westerville, succeeded in increasing the number of fire fighters that are now protecting our community. In addition, a new firehouse was built and a new fire engine purchased. This happened, however, only after Kevin worked with State Representative Larry Flowers to pass legislation permitting township fire districts to issue bonds. Kevin drafted the language that exists as law today in the Ohio Revised Code.
While Kevin’s platform addresses many issues, he is focusing on job creation, economic growth, education and affordability of health insurance. Kevin believes that rebuilding our economy begins right here in central Ohio by cutting taxes for working families, cutting government red tape and stopping frivolous lawsuits that cost jobs and drive up the cost of health care. Kevin is determined to lead an effort to invest in new high-tech, high-paying jobs.
As a husband and father, Kevin understands the importance of a quality education. As your next State Representative, he will work to make sure our schools receive their fair share of the state budget - to take the burden off local property tax payers and seniors. In addition, he is concerned about skyrocketing tuition costs and will fight for common sense reforms to make college more affordable.
Kevin is currently active in the Capital Law School Alumni Board, Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club, Worthington Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the Ohio Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and OACTA. He is a supporter of charities and community programs such as the Westerville Special Needs Early Educational Program and the Children’s Cancer Society.