J.D. Vance, U.S. Senator from Ohio

J.D. Vance

U.S. Senator from Ohio

James David Vance was born in August 1984 in Middletown, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Iraq War as a combat correspondent with the 2nd Marine Air Wing. Following military service, he earned an undergraduate degree in political science and philosophy from Ohio State University. He received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School. He entered the private practice of law. 

Vance moved to San Francisco to work in the tech industry becoming a principal in a venture capital group. He later returned to Ohio and joined an investment firm. He became a contributor to CNN. After two years, he formed his own capital financial company. 

He made a successful run for the U.S. Senate, assuming office in January 2023. 

Vance is married to Usha Chilukuri, and they have three children. He was raised as a conservative evangelical Protestant but has since converted to Catholicism. 

In the News…

Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio has introduced the Freedom to Breathe Act as legislators on Capitol Hill are concerned over the possible return of federal mask mandates due to a resurgence of the COVID virus.

The measure, for which he sought unanimous consent of the Senate, would prohibit the federal government from mandating mask-wearing for domestic air travel, public transit systems, and primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. The legislation would also prohibit air carriers, transit authorities, and educational institutions from refusing service to individuals who choose not to wear a mask. 

“Multiple entities within our government, within the public health bureaucracy, there are local schools in the D.C. area now reimposing mask mandates, this is coming back unless we stop it from happening,” said Senator Vance. “That’s why I introduced this legislation, and I’m going to force the [Senate majority party] to vote on it. If they say the mask mandates are not coming back, then come to the Senate floor, vote with us, and say ‘no more mask mandates.’ Let’s make it bipartisan.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Vance today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable J.D. Vance 
Senator from Ohio 
288 Russell Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510  


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