WHO IS SAM?
Meet Sam, a remarkable individual whose journey is defined by resilience, patriotism, and an unwavering commitment to putting people first. From his outstanding academic achievements to his service in the United States Air Force, Sam's story is one of triumph and a heartfelt dedication to making a difference.
In his school years, Sam's brilliance shone brightly as he scored Magna Summa Cum Laude in the prestigious National Latin Exam. But it was during his senior year of high school that he truly embodied the spirit of a global citizen. Representing the USA with honor and distinction, Sam embarked on a life-changing foreign exchange trip to Germany, leaving an indelible mark on both his host country and himself.
Driven by a deep sense of duty and a desire to serve his nation, Sam enlisted in the US Air Force in November 2009. With unwavering dedication, he poured his heart and soul into his military service, exemplifying the highest ideals of loyalty and sacrifice. By June 2011, he had already earned his associates degree, demonstrating not only his commitment to personal growth but also his ability to excel in the face of challenges.
However, it was a pivotal moment during the tumultuous period of the 2013 October Government Shutdown that truly transformed Sam's perspective. Witnessing firsthand the disregard for the well-being of the American people, he made the difficult decision to leave active duty, recognizing that the government he had sworn to serve no longer prioritized the very citizens it was meant to protect.
With an honorable discharge in hand, Sam embarked on a new chapter of his life—one driven by a burning passion for change and a profound belief in the power of the people. Determined to make a difference, he set out to build a platform that would give voice to the voiceless and place the needs of ordinary Americans front and center.
Sam's journey is not just one of personal triumph, but also a testament to the resilience and determination that define the American spirit. His story serves as a poignant reminder that sometimes, it is the actions of individuals who have experienced firsthand the flaws in our system that bring about the most meaningful and lasting change.
Two years later: Sam established the “Average Joe's Initiative”, and developed a solid strategy to show the American People that they can, and that they will, make a difference in their nation. He is showing that all people have to do is believe in their own strength through solidarity! Sam approached his County Democratic Party with a clear and fresh vision for the future of the country and was recommended to run for the 62nd State Representative position in 2016, where he was chosen as the Democratic nominee for the seat. Undaunted by the countless hurdles he faced, Sam is determined to establish his political vision for the future of our country. Sam demonstrates the American dream through action by showing that a temporary setback is merely an opportunity to achieve something special. This is an essential quality lacking in today's political leadership.
Sam embodies the Average Joe spirit in more ways than one. He is a millennial which causes him to think to the future for all policies, especially those concerning people who are struggling. Living paycheck to paycheck, barely making it through this dire and ridged economy. He is able to empathize with the American People during these dark hours of disassociation with our nation's government and political structure. As a Veteran that currently still serves in the United States Air Force Reserves, he knows firsthand the horrors of war, how difficult the VA is, and how applying for government assistance—or simply financing health care premiums—can be. He has experienced what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck and has learned full well the value of each dollar. His status as an immigrant grants him the invaluable perspective that everyone deserves a fair chance at success regardless of ethnic background, religious affiliation, or national heritage.
When Sam says that “Together we can, and we will make a difference!” he voices a rallying cry to the American People. By supporting Sam Ronan in this race for President, getting involved in your local communities, and talking to your national committee members you can help support Immigrants, veterans, youth and the disenfranchised throughout our nation. No matter what your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, or your gender; Sam will fight for you because Sam believes in People First and politics second.
Sam understands us because he IS us. He is truly a man of the people, without having to put on a show. He was born into a blue-collar family, he has worked from the bottom, and he shows exceptional skill and talent as a leader. Furthermore, he has proven throughout his life to be tenacious when facing adversity. His candidacy is a testament to his want to right the wrongs of our political system, and his willingness to restore the promise of the American People as the masters of our own fate.