Congressional Conversations is an initiative of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and John Glenn College of Public Affairs that brings prominent federal legislators to Ohio State on a regular basis. Conversations focus not on the day’s partisan talking points, but rather on improving legislative process, public policy, and leadership in our republic. Students, faculty, and staff have an opportunity to engage with and learn from current federal legislators. Every year the series hosts two conversations. Congressional Conversations is sponsored by the Moritz Program on Law and Leadership and the OSU Office of Government Affairs.


U.S. Representative Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)

12:15 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019
John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Page Hall, 1810 College Rd

Representative Gonzales grew up in Northeast Ohio where he attended St. Ignatius High School. He went on to earn a scholarship to The Ohio State University where he played wide receiver for the football team. After spending a lifetime in and around Northeast Ohio, and 5 years in the NFL, Gonzalez went to Stanford University where he earned his MBA and learned the fundamentals of running a successful business. Currently, he is serving his first term in Congress and has pledged to be a conservative problem solver and seek bipartisan solutions to America’s biggest problems. Gonzalez is proud to serve Northeast Ohio on the House Committees on Financial Services and Science, Space and Technology. He resides in Rocky River with his wife, Elizabeth, and their infant son, Alexander.

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