Derek has the right private and public-sector experience we need to grow jobs and protect our tax dollars.

He has a proven conservative 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 at the forefront in battles to protect unborn children, 2nd Amendment rights, and religious freedom.

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.