Over 30 years ago, Jim Renacci moved to Ohio with a few hundred dollars, dreaming American dreams of starting a family and launching a business. Growing up in a blue-collar union family in western Pennsylvania, Jim Renacci was the first in his family to graduate from college.
Not only did the blue-collar entrepreneur realize his own dream, but Jim also became the answer to countless Ohioans.
Marrying his childhood sweetheart Tina, Jim started implementing his entrepreneurial vision of owning a small business, providing jobs and livelihoods for local families. As can only happen in America, the Ohioan entrepreneur soon laid claim to operating over 60 businesses, creating 1,500 new jobs and employing over 3,000 people statewide.
In 2010, Jim filed to run for U.S. Congress in Ohio’s 16th Congressional District, taking on a well-funded Democratic incumbent. Jim won the election by 9 percent.
While in Congress, Jim earned a reputation for being a principled conservative and effective legislator. He quickly rose through the ranks to serve on the Committee on Financial Services, as vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and as a member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. After just two years, Jim was named to the powerful Ways and Means Committees and Budget Committees.
Jim is a businessman and former U.S. Congressman for Ohio’s 16th District. He is the Chairman of America’s Greatness Fund, Chairman of the Republican Party Medina County and Founder and Chair of the Save Our Schools Ohio PAC. Jim represents the people’s hopes and fears, bringing actionable results back to the working people who gave him a voice.