Get to Know Aden Baker

Get to Know Aden Baker

Name: Aden Wyatt Baker
Office you’re seeking: State Representative - District 82
Are you an incumbent? No
If no, do you currently hold an elected office? Paulding Democratic Central Committee; Washington Twp.
Age: 18
Facebook: BakerForOH  Twitter: @BakerForOH
Website: bakerforoh.com

Tell us a little bit about yourself (i.e. where are you from, where’d you go to school, what you do for a living, etc.) 

I’m a lifelong resident of my district, raised on a small family farm outside Grover Hill, Ohio. I’m a 2018 graduate with honors from Wayne Trace High School. Currently, I sell insurance with a small area agency and write for my local newspaper as a government correspondent.

Why are you running for this office?

I’m running for State Representative because I’m tired of seeing my friends and people my aged forced to leave their communities to find opportunity elsewhere. This place is my home, and we must start the fight now to keep young people and businesses in our area and ensure its stability for future generations.

What are the most important issues on your campaign?

  1. Community/Economic Development
  2. Restoring power and funding to local governments
  3. Protecting our unions
  4. Ending “Common Core”
  5. Curbing the effects of the Opioid Epidemic

Give us a fun fact about yourself.

I can sing Don McLean’s “American Pie” in its almost 9-minute entirety.

What’s your favorite thing about Ohio? 

The people. Ohio is home to some of the most welcoming and friendly communities I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. Can’t beat our hometown charm.

Which team is your favorite sports team? If there’s a fun reason why, tell us!  

Can’t beat the Buckeyes.

If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?

Thunderstruck by AC/DC

What TV show have you binge watched entirely too fast?

The Office.

If you were an Olympic athlete, what sport would you compete in?

The 100m dash. I think it requires the least amount of coordination and I’m the least coordinated person I know. Besides, someone has to bring up the rear, right?

Most importantly, how can young Dems help in your campaign? 

Get involved. Spread the word, knock doors, make calls- tell your friends, family, and neighbors! And, most importantly, RUN! If you see a seat going uncontested- file! The best way you can contribute to our democracy is to make sure that every elected official is held accountable. Every office matters.

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