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View of Government

Josiah's core view of government stems from the philosophical belief that government's only source of power comes through the consent of the governed.  The foundational principles of our state and nation are rooted in the recognition of unalienable, God-given, natural rights of the individual - not government. 

Josiah believes the primary function of your elected representative should be to ensure that centralized state government retains the least amount of political power possible. This approach would ensure the individual has the most direct access to policies which would affect their social, economic, and overall well-being.

Intellectual Freedom

Although masks and vaccines have been the subject of both legislation and debate throughout our state, Josiah believes the most fundamental issue of our time is intellectual freedom. (Read More)

Second Amendment

Throughout American history, firearms ownership has continued to serve as the American citizen's safeguard to life and liberty as well as the last line of defense against tyrannical government.

Josiah supports the textual embodiment of the natural right to self-defense found in the Second Amendment as held in DC v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago.  As an Ohio legislator, Josiah would both defend and advance Ohio government's recognition of your individual right to keep and bear arms.


Ohioans are hurting - Whether it's because of runaway inflation or skyrocketing gas prices.

Currently, the Ohio Senate is considering a bill to lower the gas tax to 28 cents. Josiah would champion a bill to suspend the gas tax for a minimum of one year. In subsequent years, the gas tax would be slowly reimplemented (10c, 15c, 20c, 28c).

Additionally, Josiah would champion policies to expand Ohio's energy excavation capabilities to its greatest potential. We must drive down energy costs and allow Ohioans to keep more of their hard earned money.

No Ohio family should be forced to choose between feeding their family or a full tank of gas.

Back the Brave

Josiah unequivocally supports Ohio's servicemembers and first responders - including healthcare professionals.  He believes our military servicemembers, police, firefighters, paramedics, and healthcare workers represent the best of Ohio.  When Ohioans find themselves in crisis, these brave heroes are first to their rescue.

They selflessly put their lives on the line in our time of need - our elected officials should always have their back in return.

Back the Brave. 


No lockdowns. No masks. No vaccines. 

No mandates - period. 

Ohioans are best positioned to make informed decisions for their individual lives - not government.

Educational Reform

Josiah believes Ohio's education system and curriculum recommendations should be revised to ensure freedom is preserved and passed on to the next generation.

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Protect Ohio's Agricultural Industry

Agriculture has been a cornerstone of Ohio's economic success since the Northwest Territories.  This vital industry must be preserved and protected.

Agricultural security in Ohio ensures that both our state and our nation have reliable food resources for the 21st century.

Sanctuary State for the Uniquely Abled and Elderly

The State of Ohio should conduct a review of all policies and procedures regarding the uniquely abled, the elderly, and our war heroes. 

1.  State policies and assistive programs should be revamped to both provide necessary services to those in need and empower individuals to become equal citizens in Ohio.

2.  In order to incentivize population growth and stabilization, Ohio should consider policies which incentivize businesses to become completely accessible to all citizens. 

State Budgets and Spending

Over the past 4 budget cycles, Ohio's spending has steadily increased.

Ohioans had to tighten their fiscal belts because of a government mandated shutdown. State government should have to do the same.

As your representative, Josiah will stand up for responsible stewardship of citizen's tax dollars, ensuring every cent is allocated toward the most critical initiatives that assist Ohioans.

Protecting the Rights of the Unborn

Josiah believes that although physically connected and dependent until birth, the life of the mother and her child are uniquely separate. As such, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of the to-be-born American is of just as much value as those of us who have already been born.  

Josiah believes that the protection of the vulnerable and innocent is essential to a civilized society. The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.

As a legislator, Josiah would be a defender of life from the womb to the grave.

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