Every Ohioan should be able to go about their lives safely and free from the threat of violence.
As a dad of three and the husband of an elementary school teacher, Tim has fought to end the epidemic of gun violence that threatens communities across Ohio. In the wake of the 2019 Oregon District shooting in Dayton, Tim led a caravan of gun safety advocates to Mitch McConnell’s hometown to demand the Senate take up gun safety reform legislation, including commonsense proposals to expand background checks and keep guns out of the hands of terrorists and dangerous criminals.
Tim understands that local law enforcement needs resources to protect the communities they serve, and that police officers should earn a good wage and benefits that reflect the dangers they face every day, which is why he has brought back millions of dollars to help communities across Ohio recruit and train officers.
He also knows that public safety also means modernizing our policing to address the challenges of the 21st century—like making sure law enforcement has the resources to detect and stop the spread of opioids and synthetic drugs—and bringing folks to the table to address police brutality and systemic racism and restore trust between law enforcement and the people they’re sworn to serve and protect. Tim has worked across party lines to sponsor legislation to invest in immersive training for law enforcement to better respond to people experiencing mental health crises, and continues to support efforts to expand racial bias training and increase transparency and accountability in policing.