Born and raised in Upper Sandusky, Claire and her husband, Josh, now live and work in Findlay.
Claire is a licensed social worker who earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Findlay and masters degree in community social work from Baylor University.
Today she works as the program manager for a local peer recovery community organization that is focused on helping build recovery skills for those who struggle with substance abuse, mental health conditions, and trauma. She is permanently passionate about investing her time and energy to help other community members who battle these issues due to her own lived experience as a formerly incarcerated individual who is in long-term recovery.
Claire recognized a need for belonging for local youth in response to many of the area’s youth leaving the district for bigger cities in or outside of Ohio. As a result she co-founded the Hancock County Young Democrats and was elected and continues to serve as its current president.
Claire was honored to be selected as an Ohio delegate at the Young Democrats of America convention hosted in Cincinnati in 2021.
Though she’s not a career politician, Claire sees the opportunity we have at our Statehouse to affect real change for Ohioans, especially through these difficult times that so many of us continue to face.
Community is Personal
As a social worker, Claire understands how all policies affect everyday life in Ohio. In order to recover, reimagine, & rebuild a strong, resilient Ohio we need to enact bold policies that ensure all Ohioans have access to a high quality of life!
Serving the community today in the mental well-being and recovery field and through her own lived experiences, she knows first-hand how poor policy decisions in local and state government damage a community and the people who make up that community’s well-being.
Claire is the daughter of a local public school teacher who has instilled in Claire many of the values she holds today including the value of strong public education and its ability to lift up people and communities.