And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves … when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.
I hold these values dear because I've lived them. I've spent my whole life chasing the American Dream.
I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
So I want to close by thanking my wife, Debbie … my girls, Lindsay and Tricia … my brothers and sisters … and all my friends and neighbors in Ohio for giving me the chance to serve and the opportunity to stand before you now ready to lead.
Thank you. God bless you, your families, and the United States of America.