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Mike was born and raised in southwestern Pennsylvania. His mother is a teacher at a Catholic school and his father is an accountant. He has one younger brother.

Growing Up

Mike was a member of the nationally renowned Norwin High School marching band and track and field team. His numerous church activies included Chancel Choir, teaching younger children in the Youth Club, and Bell Choir at the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin, PA.


Mike’s work experience includes a wide variety of job sectors including customer service, food service, manual labor, manufacturing, banking, auditing, e-commerce, health care manufacturing, IT, business writing, and personal training.

The Ohio State University

In 1997, Mike moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University as an engineering undergraduate student. During this time, he experienced the trials and tribulations of academic life and gained several years of real-world working experience.

Keller Graduate

Mike completed school at DeVry and graduated in October 2004 with a BS in Computer Information Systems. Mike went on to earn a Masters in Project Management and a Masters in Public Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management.


Mike is running in this race to protect and expand our civil rights, protect the social safety net that has helped millions of Ohioans during the Great Recession, and return accountability and transparency to Ohio government.