Ron and his wife Amanda have lived in the 16th district most of their adult lives, they reside in in Parma Heights. They are a blended family with 6 children, Brady (18), Frankie (14), Hailey (13), Gino (11), Scarlett (8), and Guin (6).
Ron is a lifelong Democrat, and an elected member of the Central and Executive Committee of the Democratic Party. Ron ran for a central committee seat, to ensure he was part of a fair endorsement process for any democratic candidates running in Cuyahoga County.
When asked why he decided to run for the US House of Representatives, he had this to say "My Entire life I have lived in Northeast Ohio, surrounded by the hard-working people in this area. Too often I have seen our elected officials forget about the needs of the people they represent when they head to Washington. While I never thought I’d become a politician myself, there comes a time where you can no longer sit back and hope for change. Now is my time to help drive change: with you and for you to better this district for now and generations to come. I must preserve the dream of the future for not only my kids, but children across our nation; the same dream That we enjoyed and took for granted growing up.”
Ron’s work ethic, blue collar roots and skill set, have taken him all across the country; from technician, to site supervisor and more. In 2014, after years of owning a small business, he took a position with a private company in Twinsburg, Ohio. Where he continues to work full time, and campaign after hours.
You’ll often find Ron out in the community, whether it be coaching youth sports, enjoying a local football game under the lights, or manning the grill for senior night at his alma mater. His favorite community event of the year, is the annual Taste of the Town, benefiting The Parma City Schools Foundation.
In Ron’s free time he likes to sit around the campfire at the family’s campsite on the Mahoning River and relax with a Miller lite. He is also a diehard Cleveland sports fan, and never misses a Sunday kickoff.
If you’re ready for a representative from the working class, someone who has had to make the decision between dinner and keeping the lights on fighting for Ohio… then it's time to elect Ron Karpus III to the US House of Representatives, in Ohio’s 16th District.