Name: Corrine L. Sanderson
City of residence: Youngstown
Party affiliation: Republican
Office desired: State Representative, 58th District
Why should you be elected:
Sanderson is running for State Representative at this time because she felt that for too long the graduation and retention rate in Youngstown has not improved, economic productivity stifled, and the empowerment of working families continues to dwindle. Despite these truths, no successful implementation of State legislation has addressed these issues. To improve the quality of life in the Valley, Sanderson believes that cooperation between all parties, is necessary to ensure that our residents are receiving the supports that are required to improve their social and economic condition.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON THE YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOL BOARD
Hired the first Spanish Speaking Truancy Officer to assist our Hispanic families with language barriers.
Championed the ending of the lawsuit against H.B. 70; in support of the Students, Academic Planning and the Tax Payers.
Trailblazed as first years School Board Member to secure contract with Local 396 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union with Choffin Career Center.
Advocated for Early Warning System as proactive method to truancy problems in accordance to H.B. 410.
Downtown Youngstown Partnership, Infant Mortality Task Force, CRWC, NAACP, Youngstown City School Board, Valley Christian Schools, Victory Christian Center, Mahoning County Children Services FPA, and Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association
Top three priorities:
Economy and Jobs- We find that our economy can flourish by the government not infringing on the rights of small business owners and various industries with hefty regulations and burdensome tax codes. The innovation of manufacturing, technological advances the creation of a small business district will stimulate job creation and stability to the Valley. The State Government has streamlined jobs to potential employees through Ohio Means Jobs and the Secretary of State have supported small business owners by reducing the cost of application fees and accessibility to funding.
We are going to create wealth for everyone by investing in business, cutting taxes and creating jobs in the Industrial Park of Youngstown, small business in the downtown Youngstown area, and CASTLO. Sanderson believes that environmentally safe manufacturing jobs are going to be a reality and high tech jobs are going to grow over the next couple of years. The Valley needs to be prepared for The Sanderson Economical Plan, which includes innovation, job creation and purchasing power for everyone.
EDUCATION House Bill 70 was enacted in reaction to the failing school system of Youngstown City Schools. This Bill has the potential to dissolve the school district and create a charter school system or disseminate into neighboring school districts. To empower parents the State Government has allowed for a voucher system, which enables students to attend private schools or Open Enrollment into neighboring school districts. There needs to be more accountability in the school system among students, parents, school personnel and school boards. Everyone has to be held accountable for closing the gap of achievement. There is a great need to adopt courses into the school system for Social Responsibility and empower parents to become more involved in the educational success of their children through the Early Warning System and by the school partnering with Jobs and Family Services as a job site. Quality education does not stop at K-12 education, but continues through companies providing job skill training with government incentives and community colleges.
Health Care needs to be accessible and affordable for everyone. There needs to be choice in selection of health insurance and healthcare providers by the individuals, and the elimination of insurance companies’ policies of denying access due to pre-existing conditions. The mandates on employers and individuals is too costly. Our goal is to reduce cost and improve quality of service by supporting legislation that would empower working families through Health Saving Accounts, allowing college students to remain on their parent’s insurance and tax incentives for individuals that purchase their own insurance. Improve our Health Care System by allowing a competitiveness among providers that are providing quality care with reduced expense of co-pays, premiums and prescription drugs.
Corrine Sanderson was born in Struthers, Ohio and raised in Youngstown. Both of Corrine’s parents were employed at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company “Campbell Works” and experienced the devastating effects of “Black Monday”. The Sanderson family continued to exercise its work ethic and faith, stayed in the Valley, and raised a family. For the past 19 years, Corrine and her family worship at the Victory Christian Center. Corrine graduated from Ursuline High School and later attained a Bachelors of Arts degree from Youngstown State University. Corrine Sanderson was the first in her family to graduate from college and was inspired to continue her education at Ashland University in pursuit of a Master of Arts degree.
Sanderson was recently elected to the Youngstown City School Board and taught Government at the Valley Christian School. While committing to the education of our young people she has continued to serve as a licensed Foster parent for the Mahoning County Children Services.