My name is Oliver Warren and I am running for Wooster City Council at-Large.
I currently serve as a social studies teacher at Wooster High School, my alma mater. I was employed immediately after I graduated from the College of Wooster with a BA in Political Science and Education. While growing up and attending school in Wooster, I experienced what it means to be in poverty in our community.
For the past three years, I have been a community organizer and advocate on behalf of the most marginalized, vulnerable, and disenfranchised in our community. I translated my advocacy for the marginalized and working- and middle-classes into my undergraduate thesis on local policies and politics to combat housing issues and poverty. I have led in, founded, and built multiple organizations that have fought on behalf of the people, including: the CommUNITY Coalition, Concerned Citizens of Wayne County, Indivisible Wooster, and the Wooster-Orrville NAACP. In the same span of time, I have participated in multiple campaigns for public office; most recently I served as campaign manager for Kevin Barnet for Ohio.
When I am elected to Council, I will push for affordable housing and equitable development, road and city infrastructure improvement, public transportation, and a minimum wage increase.
I will also work towards transparency, participation, and engagement with folks who have not had the time or privilege to be involved in their local government. I pledge to listen to your concerns and do my best to address them. My office will be open to anyone.
I have been fighting for children and working people my whole professional life. I will continue to do so as your next City Councilman. #WarrenforWooster