Ohio State Senate 17 candidate: Scott Dailey (D)

October 10, 2018

Scott Dailey, candidate for Ohio State Senate District 17

NAME: Scott Dailey

CANDIDATE FOR: Ohio State Senate District 17 (consists of the counties of Ross, Fayette, Clinton, Highland, Pike, Jackson and Gallia as well as portions of the counties of Lawrence, Vinton and Pickaway)

PARTY: Democrat

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/daileyforsenate-1

HOME CITY: Waverly


PERSONAL STATEMENT: I am just like you. We are all tired of being left behind by the One Party system in Columbus. Lawrence County needs a change in State Government, I am that change. Lawrence County needs a voice in Columbus, I am that voice. I listen, I care and you matter. Just say no to the status quo and vote Scott Dailey for State Senate.

AGE: 57

EDUCATION: Waverly High School 1979; Shawnee State University received certification 1982.

CURRENT OFFICE OR OCCUPATION: Union Pipefitter from the Plumbers/Pipefitters LU 577 Portsmouth, Ohio.

OTHER WORK HISTORY: Waverly Village Council 2014 – 2016.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Waverly Lions Club, Orient Lodge #323, Pike County Shriner, Waverly Moose Lodge #2263, VFW #2832 social member.


1. What do you view as the top three challenges facing Ohio at this time?

Healthcare - for every 10 Ohioans without healthcare, 6 have a job. We can do better. Education - We need to find out how much it costs to educate a child in every zip code, in every school district. We need to fund our schools directly that amount, and not residually from what’s left over. Better Wages - Ohio’s best asset is it’s workforce. We need the middle-class to succeed and pay a livable wage.

2. What else does the state need to do to fight drug and substance abuse?

Our judges, prosecutors and law enforcement need the funding to bring this crisis to an end. We lost 10,000 Ohioans by overdose in the last 3 years and the majority party has done nothing but slash budgets.

3. What ideas do you have for workforce development?

We need to get educators, administrators, business and Trade Unions together and get people the training and education they need to meet the needs of the 21st Century.

4. What measures do you support that would improve the lives of Ohioans, especially children, who are living in poverty?

Poverty should be a thing of the passed. Money is not the answer. We must get people into the programs they need to get them into employment to support themselves and their families.

5. What do you think needs to be done to reduce the dropout rate?

Schools need our help, not our criticism. We need to fund schools. We need to offer choices, not just college. We need to get our communities more engaged with our schools.

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