ABOUT THE RACE
“The Heart of it All.”
Greg Wheeler, Republican candidate running for Ohio’s 13th Congressional District, will face off against the newly elected progressive Democrat Emilia Sykes. OH-13 is a quintessential rust belt district with a significant working-class population who still carry Ohio’s identity as an industrial powerhouse. Often titled the ”Rubber Corridor,” OH-13 is notable for its history in rubber, polymer, and automotive production.
OH-13 was redistricted in 2022. While Ohio’s districts are up for further revision in 2023, the district is expected to remain geographically, culturally, and demographically like today’s district.
The Republican Tilt
As a district, OH-13 leans republican (R+2 to R+5 depending on sources). OH-13 is one of the RNCC’s 37 targeted battleground districts, and is the furthest Republican leaning district currently held by a Democrat. Congresswoman Sykes outspent her Republican opponent, Madison Gilbert, by over $750,000, accounting for her 52.5-47.5 point victory. Gilbert, a former Trump staffer, did not have the appeal Ohio voters expect from a general election candidate.
Learning From His 2022 Primary Campaign.
Greg demonstrated his ability to reach voters by placing 2nd in 2022’s seven-candidate primary to the Trump-endorsed Madison Gilbert, spending ~1/10th of her budget. He is prepared to raise an astounding amount of money (at least $3 million) and accrue an impressive array of endorsements to compete against Sykes in 2024.
While Gilbert has signaled intentions to run, nobody has declared a desire to contend for this seat. As the lone filed candidate, Greg is the automatic frontrunner within the Republican Primary. The goal is to keep it that way by waging a formidable campaign. Greg’s positive message of economic and cultural renewal is a key to his success so far.
ABOUT GREG WHEELER
Born and raised in the Akron area, Greg Wheeler completed his Juris Doctorate, two master’s degrees, and undergraduate studies in multiple disciplines from the University of Akron. He now resides in Copley, where he works as an attorney and accountant. Before pursuing law, Greg had success as an entrepreneur in real estate, entertainment, and aviation. One of his successful start-ups was featured on Shark Tank.
Greg’s extensive background in business has given him a well-rounded understanding of the consequences caused by government regulation. His education and experiences with economics, accounting, finance, and the law have provided him with a deep understanding of how public policy affects our economy and society. Having traveled to more than 100 countries for work, Greg brings a unique perspective on foreign policy and America’s role in the global community. These qualifications make him an excellent candidate for Congress.
As an Ohioan who has benefited from the opportunities provided to him, Greg Wheeler is determined to extend those same opportunities to all Ohioans. He firmly believes that all Ohioans can have dependable, quality jobs in cutting-edge industries. His goal is to “Bring the jobs in and drive the drugs out!” of Ohio.
Ohioans have made it clear that they want strong, locally focused conservative leadership that addresses the state’s problems head-on. There is no candidate who better represents these values than Greg Wheeler, and he’s ready to share his story with the state.
GREG WHEELER ON THE ISSUES
“If we don’t win races, Republicans can’t affect change. Winning must be the top priority. We cannot let the Democrats divide and defeat us.”
While we may have different views and approaches, we all agree that we can’t afford to let the radical policies proposed by the Democrats take hold. From calls to raise the minimum wage to $20 to efforts to defund the police, their ideas would only hurt hardworking Americans and threaten our communities. That’s why we must prioritize winning elections, so that we can prevent these harmful policies from being implemented. Ultimately, by working together and focusing on victory, we can ensure conservative victories and a better future for all.
“If you can’t put a roof over your head or food on your table because everything is too expensive, other issues seem less important.”
Our government’s reckless spending has put our economy at risk. The U.S. has spent over $16 trillion since January of 2021. This spending is unsustainable and poses a grave danger to our economy. Inflation is skyrocketing and eroding the value of the dollar, making it harder for working Americans to make ends meet. We can’t spend money we don’t have and expect to avoid the consequences. It’s time to rein in government spending, eliminate waste and fraud, and focus on policies that promote economic growth and opportunity for all Americans. We must get our house in order to ensure a strong and prosperous future.
“America’s interests, not other counties, should be our top Priority.”
The radical and unpatriotic leadership in Washington DC is putting America’s status as the world’s sole superpower at risk. With extensive experience and having visited over 100 countries, Greg has an advanced understanding of America’s role in the world. Our foreign policy must prioritize the interests of America. By adopting a foreign policy that promotes American values and benefits our country first and foremost, we ensure a safer, more prosperous future for generations.
Crime & Drugs
“To pursue life, liberty, or happiness, we must first be safe.”
We must never allow Congress to defund our police. Greg understands the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic in our district. Overdose is the number one cause of death for adults aged 18-55. Greg also knows that a secure border is critical to addressing this problem. 99% of fentanyl comes across our southern border. Together, we can work to secure our communities and ensure that every Ohioan can live and thrive in a safe and prosperous neighborhood.
Immigration & The Border
“Bring us your weak, your meek, your tired few, but do it legally.”
We need to reform our immigration system to create a more streamlined and efficient process for those who wish to come to America legally. At the same time, we must also prioritize securing our borders to prevent illegal immigration and ensure the safety and security of our citizens. A nation without borders is not a nation at all, and we must take action to strengthen our border security. By reducing the incentives for illegal immigration through a fair and efficient immigration process, we can reduce smuggling and trafficking.
“The top 9 most terrifying words in the English Language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”
Protecting individual liberties is a cornerstone of Greg’s platform. Every American should be able to live their life as they see fit, free from government intrusion or overreach. This means protecting our right to free speech, assembly, and religious expression, while also safeguarding our privacy and defending our property rights. As a firm believer in the principle of limited government, Greg understands that the best way to protect individual liberties is by ensuring that the government stays out of our lives as much as possible.
“The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
The Second Amendment is a fundamental right enshrined in our Constitution that protects our individual liberties and the right to bear arms. It is a cornerstone of our democracy and a critical safeguard against government overreach and tyranny. We must work to protect this right and ensure that law-abiding citizens have access to the firearms they need for self-defense and to exercise their rights as Americans. Greg witnessed firsthand the violent suppression of unarmed citizens in Hong Kong by the Chinese government. We must never let that happen here.