Morning Conversation: Congressman Jim Renacci
- Greater Cleveland Partnership Offices, 1240 Huron Road East, Cleveland, OH 44115
Greater Cleveland Partnership members are invited to a Morning Conversation with Congressman Jim Renacci, who represents the 16th district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. Please register using the form below.
First elected in November 2010, he is currently serving his fourth term in Congress where he is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Budget Committee.
Jim grew up in a working-class, union family in western Pennsylvania. His father was a railroad worker, and his mother was a nurse. He was the first in his family to graduate from college and paid his way through school by working a wide range of jobs, including as a truck driver, a mechanic and on a road crew.
In 1980 he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, Jim became a Certified Public Accountant and went to work for Grant Thornton in Pittsburgh, specializing in health care accounting.
In 1983, Jim left Pittsburgh for Wadsworth, Ohio, where he founded LTC Management Services, a company that owned, operated and managed nursing facilities throughout the region. He also founded a CPA firm in 1989, along with several other business ventures.
In addition to his work helping grow northeast Ohio’s economy as a business owner, Jim has also dedicated much of his life to public service. He spent five years as a volunteer firefighter in Wadsworth, served on the city’s Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and was later elected to two terms as president of the City Council.
In 2004, Jim was elected mayor of Wadsworth, where he successfully balanced the city’s $80 million budget and converted a multi-million-dollar deficit into a surplus, without raising taxes.
Outside of his work in the business world and public service, Jim and his wife Tina have raised three children, one daughter and two sons. Jim is a faithful member of his local parish and has ushered in Mass for over 20 years.
About the GCP Morning Conversation Series
GCP Morning Conversation is a series of informal, off-the-record meetings with elected officials and other notable persons in the area of politics and public affairs.
Members of the Greater Cleveland Partnership who are engaged in, or interested in, such issues attend these sessions for networking and discussions about political and public policy topics of current interest.
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