Get to Know Zach Dickerson
Get to Know Zach Dickerson
Name: Zach Dickerson
Office you’re seeking: Ohio House – District 42
Are you an incumbent? No
If no, do you currently hold an elected office? No
Facebook: zachforhouse Twitter: @zachforhouse
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 am from a small town called Independence. I got my BFA for undergrad in Texas and then went to law school in Denver. I got my first job after law school with LexisNexis, a legal IT company, and I’ve been with them ever since.
Why are you running for this office?
My opponent, Niraj Antani, is one of the most extreme, far right people in the state house. He supports a total ban on abortion, even in cases of rape. And earlier this year, he said that an 18 yr old should be allowed to bring a gun to school for self-protection. This is a gerrymandered district and nobody wants to run against him. So I decided to step up and put my name on the ballot. Voters deserve a better choice. And Niraj deserves to be held accountable for his actions. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
What are the most important issues on your campaign?
I live in a super red district. So I'm focused on issues that rise above party and have bipartisan appeal. Roads, education, and jobs. We need to make investments in infrastructure to improve quality of life and support economic development. If a business is going to open in the 42nd district and attract top talent, it's easier to do that if employees don't have to dodge a dozen potholes on the way to work. And who wants to send their kids to a school that doesn't have air conditioning? We have the problem in the 42nd. In 2018. It's crazy and I think it needs to change.
Give us a fun fact about yourself.
I used to teach yoga. Taught during college so I could buy the GOOD boxed wine.
What’s your favorite thing about Ohio?
The outdoors! When I grew up my family spent lots of time fishing, hiking and camping. We have so many awesome parks and trails.
Which team is your favorite sports team? If there’s a fun reason why, tell us!
Yo, I’m like crazy good at Xbox. Do e-sports count?
If you were a professional athlete what song would you choose to be your “walk out” song?
24k Magic by Bruno Mars
What TV show have you binge watched entirely too fast?
Lost In Space – Netflix
If you were an Olympic athlete, what sport would you compete in?
I’d compete in throwing lightning bolts. I’m like Zeus up in here, slinging these electrifying bolts of truth at the Republicans.
Most importantly, how can young Dems help in your campaign?
#1 – Vote early by mail. It locks in your support and ensures Dems can count on your vote. Go to earlyvoteohio.com and click on Montgomery County. It's so easy to vote by mail.
#2 – Volunteer to knock doors. Most of the folks who volunteer for campaign work are older. We need young people who can handle the hard work of walking and knocking.
#3 – Share candidate info on Social Media. For new candidates like me, no one knows who we are. Sharing our posts helps spread our faces and names.