Derek has the right private and public-sector experience we need to grow jobs and protect our tax dollars.
He has a proven record. As the former Mayor of Waterville, he fought against tax increases and implemented many cost-saving measures. The State Auditor tapped Derek to conduct performance audits for financially-strapped local governments.
As State Representative, Derek has authored legislation to lower taxes, cut government spending, and provide more transparency. He has been a strong advocate for reforming school funding, combating the opioid epidemic, and defending rights of crime victims.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s in Public Administration degree from Bowling Green State University. Derek is a real estate investor and has lived in the Anthony Wayne Community for nearly 20 years.