A state politician hopes to step into the national spotlight with a move to the US Senate.
34-year-old Josh Mandel has held the position of Ohio Treasurer for the last year, where he cut the budget and saved the tax payers $400,000.
"We said you know what? Families and small businesses are tightening their belts we can do that here in the treasurers office," said State Senator Josh Mandel.
Mandel said when elected his focus will turn toward economic issues both in Ohio and in the nation. His hopes is to allow small business to grow.
"I think we need to get government out of the way with lower taxes and regulations where small business owners, women and men, can take those companies 2 to 20 to 200 employees and put food on the table for a lot of families," said Mandel.
He’ll face Democrat Sherrod Brown in the November election.