Get to Know Kristin Boggs
Get to Know Kristin Boggs
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.)
Why are you running for this office?
I am running because I am tired of watching Ohio’s State Legislature continue to enact legislation that does not reflect my values, or the values I believe most Ohioans hold. The constant attack on women’s access to reproductive health care, organized labor, and funding for education has replaced meaningful debate about how to grow the economy, create jobs, reduce poverty, and provide opportunities for people in Ohio to achieve success. I want Ohio’s State Legislature to get back to working on issues that can really help make people’s lives better.
What are the most important issues on your campaign?
Affordable higher education and economic sustainability are the two things I hear about most from my constituents. I believe creating and maintaining an affordable and innovative public university system is the best way to bring, create, and keep good paying jobs to Ohio. The U.S. economy demands workers with increasing levels of education beyond high school, and employers need to know that Ohio has a highly skilled and readily accessible workforce. But, we need to address student loan debt. As student loans have now surpassed credit card debt, young people are delaying purchasing cars, buying homes, and getting married--all economic drivers. We know that strapping young people with large debt loads hurts the economy and stifles job creation. I believe the state legislature should be doing everything in its power to address this issue.
Give us a fun fact about yourself.
I spent a summer in Costa Rica learning how to surf and speak Spanish, but unfortunately I don’t do either very well.
What’s your favorite thing about Ohio?
The food. I feel incredibly lucky to live in a city with so many independent restaurants and creative chefs that make fabulous cuisine! Some of my favorites include Jeni’s ice cream, North Star salads, Arch City Tavern burgers, Condado's tacos, Laughlin’s baked goods… I could go on and on!
Which team is your favorite sports team? If there’s a fun reason why, tell us!
If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?
The instrumental version of Flogging Molly’s Drunken Lullabies
What TV show have you binge watched entirely too fast?
I’m obsessed with Queen of the South! I love a show with strong, female leads!
If you were an Olympic athlete, what sport would you compete in?
Diving or gymnastics
Most importantly, how can young Dems help in your campaign?
Volunteer to canvass and repost/share information on social media about my campaign.