Chelsea Clark is a small business owner, a city councilwoman, a sixth generation farmer, and a single mom. She is running to be Ohio’s Secretary of State because our democracy is under attack. She will fight to make sure that we all have access to vote, that all votes are counted, and that our elections are safe and secure. She vows to cut red tape and support small businesses trying to create jobs in Ohio.
She grew up in Allen County and graduated from Elida High School and went to Miami University where she studied business, started the campus chapter of the ACLU, and helped to organize for better wages for university employees.
After graduation, she began my career in Cincinnati as a financial analyst before becoming a teacher. In her spare time, she started a non-profit geared toward providing services to Cincinnati-area parents helping their children learn math and science.
In 2017, she was elected to Forest Park City Council where she led a minority business outreach program, bringing dozens of jobs to the city while also encouraging business accelerators to locate and spur entrepreneurship in our city.
That same year, she started the STEM Lab, a full-service organization for kids of all ages to help provide opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math to underserved families. She helped develop students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills and prepare kids for the jobs of tomorrow.
As a mom, elected official, and entrepreneur, she knows how important it is that we have leaders who know what it takes to balance complex issues, put people ahead of politics, and create an equal playing field.