Ginny Favede is passionate about the place we call home. She wants to see Eastern Ohio grow and prosper. Ginny knows our quality of life will improve, and new opportunities will be created for the people of the 95th District, if she’s elected State Representative. That’s because she will focus on protecting workers’ overtime wages and benefits, she will work to make college more affordable and ensure vocational schools are better funded, and she will fight for seniors and veterans each and every day.
As Chairwoman of the Belmont County Land Reutilization Corporation, the newly formed land bank, Ginny reduced blight and increased property values. On the Belmont County Transportation Improvement District she helped to oversee the $21.4-million-dollar project that will reduce traffic congestion and increase economic development opportunities. Ginny served as a member of the Belmont County Planning Commission that oversaw the creation of the Belmont County Strategic Plan—a plan that facilitated the county’s future economic success.
As your State Representative, Ginny Favede will work to ensure our communities are stronger by standing up for workers, collaborating to create jobs and economic growth, speaking out on behalf of students, seniors and veterans, and most importantly, by leading with integrity.
Belmont County is now an economic driver in our region. This is due to its low unemployment rate, growing population, and destination status created by so many companies choosing to locate here. During Ginny’s tenure as a commissioner, Belmont County elevated to become the fifth-fastest growing economy in the nation according to a report issued by the U.S Department of Commerce.
Unfortunately, the rest of Eastern Ohio is not doing as well. While some legislators, such as Rep. Andy Thompson, voted to cut local government funding and limit workers’ rights in exchange for inflated profits and tax breaks for the wealthiest Ohioans, Ginny Favede focused on bringing jobs back to the Ohio Valley. Eastern Ohio needs a champion of workers and economic growth, not another politician who wants to hurt the little guy in exchange for helping out the richest among us.
Ginny wants to spread her model for achieving economic success across our region because the Ohio Valley is home to a dedicated and skilled workforce. To foster a climate that allows for job retention and creation, she will work in a bipartisan manner to bring people, businesses and opportunities together. Most importantly, she will fight to ensure workers get the honest and fair wages and benefits they deserve.
We must also stand up for the children and families who need us most. As a commissioner, Ginny collaborated with local leaders to open the Harmony House, a children’s advocacy center that promotes a holistic approach to combatting child abuse in our community. As State Representative, she will continue to fight for our children and our families.
Ginny’s proud to call Eastern Ohio home and wants to encourage more families to move to our region.
“It’s been a blessing to raise my two children in Eastern Ohio. The value we place on strong families makes our region such a desirable place to live and work. I want to ensure that Eastern Ohioans, for generations to come, have the opportunity to raise our families in a place where all of our children can receive a quality education, find good paying jobs and buy a decent home.” -Ginny Favede
Ginny understands that solid communities matched with good-paying jobs create strong families. Therefore, she will focus on protecting workers’ overtime wages and benefits so moms and dads can put food on the table and a roof over their kids’ heads. Ginny will work to make college more affordable and ensure vocational schools are better funded so that every child can chase their dreams and become productive members of society. And she will fight for seniors by standing up for workers’ pensions and striving to protect Social Security and Medicare because everyone deserves the ability to retire without having to spend their final years living in poverty.