Name: Benjamin A. Kyle
City of Residence: Hubbard
Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Office Desired: State Representative, 63rd District
Why should you be elected
I have learned the meaning of hard work and positive values from my family’s constant dedication to our household, our business and our community. I understand the importance of providing the resources that will help all families build a strong foundation and a path to success.
I believe creating and maintaining well-paying jobs and attracting new businesses are essential to the stability of our county’s economy. It is clear our families CAN NOT survive on part time jobs without benefits. I want to change that.
A quality education for every child must be a priority and not an afterthought. Here in Ohio public education is under assault. As your state representative I will fight to ensure that what’s happening in Youngstown schools will not happen in Trumbull County.
Quality of life, better jobs, great schools; tough issues like these require a strong voice. I will be that voice. My experience in business and in life will help me make the tough decisions, like balancing the budget, and how to operate efficiently.
I will fight against the growing heroin epidemic, poverty, increasing health care costs, senior and veteran issues, the spread of injection wells and our failing infrastructure, including the sad state of our roads and bridges.
We need a leader who knows when it’s time to fight and when it’s time to compromise. I am that candidate. Throughout my life I have lived by the motto, “service above self” and I am ready to serve.
Top three priorities
Having grown up in Hubbard, Ben Kyle believes there is no place better than this part of Ohio, specifically Trumbull County, to work and raise a family. With the high quality of life this community offers, it is here that he chose to build his home with his wife, Sable, and son, Greyson, and continue in his family business as a fourth-generation funeral director at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Upon graduating from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, he continued his education at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He serves as vice-president of Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home and as the owner of Kyle Monuments.
Professionally Ben served the Ohio Funeral Directors Association as the Northeast Regional Director from 2010-2015, through which he represented hundreds of funeral homes as their liaison to the association. The position allowed him to serve on the executive board where he took direct action working with state legislators to protect the interests of the consumer as well as the funeral profession. Ben still serves on the Ohio Mortuary Operational Response Team (OMORT), our state’s response team to any mass fatality. For nearly 5 years he has worked alongside his colleagues as the Assistant IT Director; watching the team expand not only in size but in their responsibilities for the state of Ohio.
Upon Ben’s entry into the political arena, he was elected First Ward Councilman for the City of Hubbard. Due to his commitment and service he was re-elected to that position in November of 2015 and is the Chairman of the Finance Committee. Ben currently serves on the Parks & Recreation, Economic Development and Planning & Zoning Boards.
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Ben’s commitment to his hometown and the Mahoning Valley is apparent through his involvement in such organizations as the Rotary Club of Hubbard as a Budget Committee member, Boy Scouts of America: Friends of Scouting, YSU Alumni Association Board of Directors, Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council, Niles Men’s Democrat Club, Trumbull County Jefferson Democrat Club, Hubbard Community Fund as the Vice President and Chairman of Finance, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley as a member of the Young Philanthropist Fund, Mahoning Valley Young Professionals and the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber.