Meet Team Garry!
Although Brian is the face of the campaign, he is very lucky to have the dedication and efforts of the following staff members. Without their contributions, Brian would not be able to run as successful a campaign. If you ever see any of these people out door-knocking, canvassing, or even in the grocery store, feel free to introduce yourself and say hi!
Faith Gingrich-Goetz is Brian Garry's Campaign Manager. She also serves as the Political Co-Chair on the Greater Cincinnati Human Rights Campaign Steering Committee and as the Curriculum and Programming Director for Girl Power Politics. Previously, Faith was the Cincinnati Regional Organizer for For Our Future Ohio. Faith went to the University of Kentucky where she was a Theatre major before attending the UK J. David Rosenberg College of Law. Faith moved back to Cincinnati in 2019 with her public defender fiancee, hoping to make a change in her hometown. While in law school, she worked on Adam Edelen's gubernatorial campaign, Amy McGrath's congressional campaign, at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, at Human Rights Campaign as a McCleary Law Fellow, and at the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. When she is not doing something political/activism related, she loves theatre, hiking with her fiancee and puppy, watching movies, reading memoirs, playwriting, and traveling.
Andrew currently serves as a National Board of Governor for the Human Rights Campaign and is the Secretary of the board for Cincinnati Pride. He also brings unique elements of diversity to the campaign through his previous advocacy work with LGBTQ+ community in recovery. Andrew completed his MBA at Xavier University and currently works for Tyler Technologies as a Training Specialist, leading training programs for software consultants who work with local governments. He is a strategic thinker with a proven track record in developing a clear plan of action to manage change, while challenging the status quo in organizations and communities.
Ben is a junior at Xavier University, where he is pursuing a B.S in Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity. Ben is also pursuing minors in Writing, Applied Mathematics, and Information Systems. At school, Ben is involved in a litany of extracurriculars, including Mock Trial, the Student Advisory Board, College Democrats, and the Student Orientation Program. Previously, he was the co-director of Xavier For Warren, the on-campus group supporting Elizabeth Warren. After graduating from Xavier, Ben wants to attend law school and study cyber law.
Director of Operations /
Chief Campaign Advisor
A native of Memphis, TN, Candace serves as our Director of Operations and Chief Campaign Advisor. She moved to Cincinnati to join the fundraising team at the University of Cincinnati and has quickly fallen in love with the beauty of our city. Her favorite parks so far include Mt. Echo, Ault Park, and Eden Park. Candace is a licensed social worker and received her masters in social work from The Ohio State University. She has worked alongside local community organizers across the state of Ohio on issues including fairer lending practices, immigration reform, and criminal justice reform. Candace is passionate about seeing a more racially and economically just community. Inspired by the community’s capacity to build power and affect change, Candace most loves hearing people’s stories and seeing those most impacted by a problem at the center of creating solutions to the problem… in addition to good food, good drink, and good music of course. Let her know what your favorites are!
Patricia Garry, Brian's mother, took him with her to City Hall for meetings before he was 3 years old. She worked for Council Member Charles P. Taft as his legislative aide, in the 70's, and has long been active in community and economic development in Cincinnati. She is excited about the difference Brian can make as a Council Member for community councils, neighborhoods and for the creation of affordable housing.
Jack has over 25 years of experience in education as a successful teacher, program faciliator, and principal. Drawing on his experience, Jack co-wrote a book with Krista Taylor titled Angels and Superheroes: Compassionate Educators in an Era of School Accountability, that was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018. In the book, Jack and Krista explain that every child can learn, once they first feel safety and a sense of belonging in community.
Jack has since dedicated his life to bettering the community to instill that sense of belonging he wrote about. Jack attends Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati. There he serves as an elected member of the vestry (leadership team), is the co-chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group, and is the chair of the Plumbline rental assistance program. On Tuesday nights, Jack is part of the “5000 Club,” serving people in need of dinner. Jack is also the President of the Board of Ohio Students for Gun Legislation, where he advocates for common sense laws and regulations to reduce gun violence in the United States. Jack is the co-chair of Neighborhoods United with Brian Garry, which has worked with residents of Cincinnati for over two years to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce violence that was presented to the media on the steps of City Hall on August 21st, 2020. Jack is also the Precinct Executive for ward 26-C in Westwood, where he lives. Jack assists Brian in writing for this campaign, calling himself the Speechwriter / Shaman.
Social Media Manager
Sia is currently a senior at Sycamore High School where she is the president of Sycamore High School Democrats and PAAD club (Period, Awareness, Access, and Dignity), and is a member of the women's golf team. She currently serves as Ohio Chair for The High School Democrats of America. Sia has been volunteering with the Ohio Democratic Party and Planned Parenthood Acts Ohio all throughout high school. Previously, she was a finance and communications intern for Kate Schroder's Congressional campaign as well as a field intern for Charles Booker's Senatorial campaign. After high school, Sia hopes to pursue a degree in Sociology to research voter behavior.
Data and Office Management Intern
Alaina is a senior at Sycamore High School, where she involves herself outside of academics in Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Student Council. To cultivate her eager passion for law, Alaina volunteers for Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE). She frequently calls local legislators to spearhead reform in her area. Alaina has a particular interest in Real Estate and Business Law, two fields of law she has explored through college Sinclair College’s College Credit Plus program. This fall, Alaina will major in Political Science at UC Berkeley, with a possible minor in either Economics or International Relations. After graduating from Berkeley, Alaina hopes to attend law school in the future.
Elliot has been a leading member of the restaurant business community until his semi-retirement in 2018. He has served on various boards, published in National Journals, and owned several restaurants in the Greater Cincinnati area for over thirty years. Elliot has been a friend and advisor for Brian Garry for the last three years. His role is to offer objective input, perspective and advice regarding Brian, the candidate. Elliot has volunteered for Brian Garry, as well as with the Mt Adams Democrats. Elliot currently serves as a precinct executive in Cincinnati.