Melinda has been a waitress, a line cook, a chef, a retail clerk, a manager, a massage therapist, and a teacher. Currently, Melinda and her husband, Tim, operate their small, family web services business. Melinda is a mom, a homemaker, a school volunteer, a community organizer and, now, a candidate for the Ohio State Senate.
Melinda grew up in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of three children. She graduated from Upper Arlington High School and from American University. She received vocational training at Massage Away School of Therapy in Columbus, and at the Culinary Institute of America. Her work and education give her insight into the challenges of hourly, low-wage work, an appreciation for the benefits of both vocational training and university education, and a desire to see people valued for their efforts regardless of their position.
So, Melinda’s doing what she always does. She’s listening to people, learning about their needs, discussing what we can do better together, and developing action plans. She’s leading a campaign that’s not about personal ambition or special interests, but is instead focused on service. A campaign that, in itself, helps people.
For More information on Melinda's campaign you can visit her website at www.melindaforohio.com