Born in Columbus, Quentin has been a constituent of the 7th District since 2011,
when he became Vice President and Treasurer for Lorain County Community College.
During 3 years as its VP and Treasurer, he led the effort that funded over $60 million in
new construction and other campus upgrades.
Prior to his leadership at the college, Quentin served more than 20 years in state government,
helping create nine balanced state budgets, and working with both Democratic and Republican
He assured ongoing success of PASSPORT--Ohio’s program that keeps frail seniors
in their homes rather than going into nursing homes.
He oversaw the spending of billions of dollars for Medicaid, Food Stamps
and other safety net programs.
Midway through his career he directed a state-mandated, bipartisan Council that
informed the creation of Ohio’s Department of Medicaid.
As a former member of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, he knows how to deliver
infrastructure projects on time and on budget and will use those skills in Congress.
In 2015 he returned to the Ohio Office of Management and Budget to serve for three
years as the director’s representative on financial oversight commissions that helped
communities and school districts overcome financial distress.
Quentin appreciates the value of hard work and higher education; his background includes
putting himself through college with jobs in retail sales, working for the UPS as a member
of the Teamsters union, and managing a gas station.
Quentin embodies the independence and perseverance characteristic of those with
Appalachian heritage. His parents were both from Eastern Kentucky, where several
generations of his family lived and worked, and, as a boy, Quentin spent time each summer
working and playing at his grandmother’s small farm.
His career in public service sharpened Quentin’s understanding of the difficult
circumstances faced by many Ohioans and of the important role a well-run government can
have in addressing those needs and creating opportunities for future success.
Quentin Potter will be a hard-working and independent voice to make government
work for ALL constituents in the 7th District.