Democrat Michael Stinziano faces no opposition in the Nov. 2 election.

Democrat Michael Stinziano faces no opposition in the Nov. 2 election.

Earlier this month, Republic Scott Alan Hubbard filed a resignation from Franklin County's 25th Ohio House District race, citing "a personal family matter," as his reason.

The deadline for political parties to replace candidates on the November ballot was Aug. 9, and the GOP could not field another candidate, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

He will replace Rep. Dan Stewart, who is term-limited at the end of 2010.

Stinziano was born on the west side of Columbus and grew up in the Short North. He earned a bachelor's degree in leadership studies from the University of Richmond and a master's degree in public administration from George Washington University while working for the Woodrow Wilson International Center, a think-tank for national and international issues in Washington D.C.

After returning to Columbus, Stinziano earned a law degree from Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. In 2008, he became director of the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Stinziano also worked as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C.; a research assistant for two members of British Parliament; a legal extern for the Ohio Supreme Court; a law clerk for the Ohio House Democratic Caucus and assistant to the general counselor for Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner.

Stinziano and his wife Caroline McNamee Stinziano, a certified public accountant, live in Victorian Village with their two rescue pugs. They belong to St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

Stinziano is the son of former Ohio Rep. Mike Stinziano, who served as a state representative for 22 years.

Volunteer work includes serving on the board of Gladden Community House and Kids Voting Central Ohio. He also volunteered as a mediator in the Franklin County Prosecutor's Night Mediation Program as director of the Dispute Resolution and Youth Program at the Moritz College of Law.

His campaign issues include creating jobs, improving neighborhood safety, providing constituent service, decreasing home foreclosure and keeping Ohio graduates in Ohio.

"Unfortunately, one of Ohio's greatest exports is our students, who receive a first-class education here at taxpayers' expense and then leave to live their lives in other states," Stinziano says on his campaign website.

Stinziano says he is committed to maintaining, funding for higher education to lower tuition costs and keeping a commitment to tuition caps so that all of Ohio's students have an opportunity to earn a degree while not going into debt when they graduate.

He proposes lowering out-of-state tuition for students who commit to stay in Ohio for four years after graduation.

To create jobs, Stinziano proposes supporting local small business by crafting legislation to provide an income-tax credit to businesses that hire unemployed workers; working to increase funding to improve neighborhood safety and increase the presence of neighborhood safety programs; making his constituents a priority by convening monthly town hall meetings to hear concerns; and working to enact laws that provide alternative dispute resolution resources for borrowers and lenders to keep families in homes.