Brandon Grisez, Republican of Columbus, announced today that he is running for Congress in Ohio District 12 to succeed Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township), who intends to run for US Senate.
Grisez, in his internet announcement, used imagery to attack the “8 percent approval rating of Congress,” which he says has existed for decades, and promised to “step up and stop it.”
“I am running for Congress to bring the voice of the people back to Washington, and to bring transparency from Washington back to our District,” Grisez said.
Grisez is a native Ohio resident, originally from Stark County. Although he has not served in public office before, Grisez is a Marine who served during two tours in Iraq. Since, he has been working in the staffing industry, and currently is an Account Coordinator for Tailored Management, a national recruiting firm based in Grandview.
Alluding to criticisms of constituents in the 12th District and surrounding areas recently that their members of Congress have failed to hold town halls or office hours, Grisez released an aggressive schedule of 1-2 town hall meetings every week beginning in mid-March through the end of May. Additionally, every Saturday he is hosting “Beers with Brandon” events at locally-owned bars and restaurants, billed as “informal town halls” for people to share their concerns.
“I want to introduce myself to the District through providing as many opportunities as possible for people to feel connected to their leaders,” Grisez said. “Though I have goals pertaining to tax reform, supporting veterans and encouraging service in our communities, at the apex of all of these must be renewed trust and engagement between Washington and the people back home.”
Below is his list of confirmed town hall meetings, which he said will continue to be added throughout his campaign and, if elected, annually in the District. More information about his candidacy can be found at www.ohio12th.com.