Claire is permanently passionate about ensuring Ohio is a great place to live, work and thrive. This can be achieved if we dare to Recover, Reimagine, & Rebuild Ohio for our future. Claire is a licensed social worker who earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Findlay and master’s degree in community social work from Baylor University.
Today she works as the program manager for a local peer recovery community organization that is focused on helping build recovery skills for those who struggle with substance abuse, mental health conditions, and trauma. She is permanently passionate about investing her time and energy to help other community members who battle these issues due to her own lived experience as a formerly incarcerated individual who is in long-term recovery. Claire recognized a need for belonging for local youth in response to many of the area’s youth leaving the district for bigger cities in or outside of Ohio. As a result, she co-founded the Hancock County Young Democrats and was elected and continues to serve as its current president.
She is running for Ohio House on the belief that Ohioans deserve a high quality of life where each individual and community can thrive. Claire knows firsthand how poor policy decision made at the state level effect a community and the people who make up that community’s wellbeing. Together she knows we can help heal Ohio.