Jim Renacci (R-OH-16)i
Jim Renacci Congressman Ohio District 16
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James B. “Jim” Renacci
Jim Renacci 2014 Congressional Candidate Ohio District 16
Biography of Jim Renacci from House.gov
A 27 year resident of Ohio’s 16th district, Congressman Renacci has dedicated his life to his family and his community. Jim was born December 3, 1958 to a working class family in western Pennsylvania—his father was a railroad worker and his mother was a nurse. Raised in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, Jim was the first in his family to graduate college, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980. Soon after graduation from college, he became a Certified Public Accountant and later moved to Wadsworth, Ohio.
After working as an accountant in the health care industry for several years, in 1985 Jim formed LTC Management Services—a company that owned, operated and managed nursing facilities throughout Ohio. While operating LTC, Jim also founded a CPA firm in 1989, among several other business ventures. Throughout the course of his 30 year business career, Jim owned and operated over 60 businesses, created more than 1,500 jobs and employed over 3,000 people.
In addition to his work in the business sector, Jim amassed a long record of commitment to public service. Shortly after moving to Wadsworth, he served as a volunteer firefighter for four years. From 1993-1994, he served on the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals and beginning in 1999, Jim served two consecutive terms as President of Wadsworth’s City Council. Upon being elected Mayor of Wadsworth in 2004, Jim worked diligently to balance Wadsworth’s $80 million budget and converted the city’s multi-million dollar deficit into a surplus, without raising taxes.
In November 2010, Jim was elected to the 112th Congress as the Representative from Ohio’s 16th district. He resides in Wadsworth, OH with his wife of 28 years, Tina. Together they have raised three children, all of whom are now in college or graduate school.
Biography of Jim Renacci from Jim Renacci for Congress
A 30 year resident of Ohio’s 16th district, Jim Renacci has dedicated his life to his family and his community. Jim grew up in a working class family outside of Pittsburgh, PA, raised by his father, a railroad worker, and his mother, a nurse. The first in his family to graduate from college, Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Shortly after graduation, Jim moved to Wadsworth, Ohio where he initially worked as a certified public accountant. In 1985, Jim entered the healthcare industry, forming LTC Management Services, which owned and operated nursing home facilities throughout Ohio.
In 2003, Jim formed a financial consulting company that, in addition to taking ownership of several businesses, also provided consulting services to numerous troubled businesses throughout the region. Jim also served as owner and general manager of the Arena Football League’s Columbus Destroyers, and helped manage the team to capture the Eastern Conference Championship in 2007.
In addition to his work in the private sector, Jim has also engaged in a long-term commitment to public service. From 1984-1988, Jim served as a volunteer firefighter in Wadsworth, as well as on the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals from 1993-1994. From 1999-2002, he served two terms as President of Wadsworth’s City Council and then served as Mayor of Wadsworth from 2004-2008. During his time as Mayor, Jim brought his vast business experience to his role in government, converting the city’s multi-million dollar deficit into a surplus and balancing Wadsworth’s $80 million budget—all without raising taxes. Over the course of his career in both the public and private sector, Jim has created over 1,500 jobs in the area and has established a strong record as a sound steward of the economy.
In November of 2010, Jim was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Jim is a strong believer in the virtues common sense conservatism, fiscal responsibility and government accountability. Since taking office as the 16th district’s representative to Washington, Jim has sought to work with Republicans and Democrats alike, using his vast experience as a job creator to help advance the pro-growth policies we need to get America’s economy moving again. Jim believes America’s leaders in Washington must place progress over politics and work together to remove the end the job crushing policies that have defined Washington since 2009 and which are choking progress toward economic recovery.
Jim and his wife, Tina, have been married for 28 years and have raised three children, all of whom are now in college or graduate school.