Michael J. O’Brien should be our next Trumbull County commissioner because he has a special gift. Regardless of how an official serves the public, it’s important to keep in mind what the official and constituents want. He does.
With extensive experience in city, county and state government, O’Brien always puts voters first. His knowledge and skills are needed for the commissioner’s post that Frank Fuda is releasing.
O’Brien shows he cares by providing visibility within the community he serves. He likes meeting people; it is easy to get to know him. At the Ohio Redistricting Commission meeting in Youngstown last summer, he was one of the few politicians to attend. He presented no evidence, but he listened carefully to what people were saying. His presence was noted by former Rep. John Patterson, who mentioned that Michael J. O’Brien, like John F. Kennedy, sees us as people who all breathe the same air, who have common goals and who want Ohio to grow and prosper .
Growth and prosperity in Trumbull County has been somewhat difficult given the turmoil among the current commissioners and their auxiliaries.
O’Brien meets Bazetta’s Dennis Malloy and if elected, O’Brien will join commissioners Niki Frenchko and Mauro Cantalamessa.
Malloy said in a recent media report that he is interested in increasing the number of Republican incumbents in the area with the goal of bringing together the Republican Party in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.
O’Brien is already talking about reallocating unused funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to large-scale sewerage projects in Trumbull County for upcoming economic development. O’Brien is also excited to be working with the Western Reserve Port Authority and the innovative role this agency can play in driving business growth, preserving existing jobs and creating new ones.
As a Representative where he is time-limited and unable to run again, O’Brien has sponsored legislation to expand broadband services, refinance sewer loans, allow communities’ police officers to enforce laws on freeways that run through their cities, and more more. He also defied HB 6, one of the biggest blackmail scandals to hit our state.
It’s a good time for voters to move him from the House of Representatives to the Commissioners’ Office. We need a unifier, someone with a steady hand who solves problems. His is always the quiet voice in the room.
Elect Michael O’Brien for Trumbull County Commissioner this November.
LINDA COCUZZI RICHTER