Jim Reese was raised by a working-class, single mom in Detroit. Jim graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in music. He then worked his way through Capital University Law School. Jim currently resides in Gahanna, Ohio, with his wife Nancy, six-year-old son Ben and newborn son Edison.
As an intern with the United States Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and Judiciary Committee under Senator Spencer Abraham, Jim learned the inner workings of the American immigration system and the faults of American immigration policy. Further, Jim observed first-hand the quagmire of committee and the failure of a democratic system where good laws die without debate and without a single vote being cast. Jim has protected voter rights as an attorney poll observer. He joined voices with Ohio workers in opposition to S.B. 5.
Currently, Jim is a small business owner and managing partner at Bogart & Reese LLC. The firm specializes in "people's law" including ADA discrimination, employment discrimination, and consumer bankruptcy in conjunction with the Legal Aid Society. Jim is a member of the Columbus Bar Association Committee on Professionalism and Ethics.
Like many small business owners, Jim has an unique perspective on, and understanding of, the challenges facing the American worker. Jim proposes a solution that will benefit American workers by creating good paying jobs and aid small businesses by increasing the availability of credit to expand and increase profit. Jim will work to facilitate public-private partnerships to guarantee that America remains on the leading edge of technology, medicine, renewable energy, transportation technology and local manufacturing.
With the American worker and the American entrepreneur working together, on the fair and even playing field of Main Street economics, we can successfully overcome the current Great Recession in which we find ourselves. Jim is one the few candidates working to put these two groups, who constitute the whole of the American economic landscape, in a position to work together towards a mutually-beneficial goal.
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