Note: This is an example of a journalistic-style bio I write for entrepreneurs, business professionals and individuals
Brian Walton Bio
Brian Walton is a man who is passionate about public service. From his tenure as an officer in the United States Air Force and his role with the FBI to his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a defense contractor with special operations, the 37-year-old father of four has a storied career as a chemist, an intelligence analyst and an entrepreneur. Fueled by his devotion to providing a voice for the citizens who are frustrated with big government, Brian is running for Ohio State Senate in District 10 (which is composed of Greene, Clark and Madison counties).
Brian’s opponent in the GOP primary in March 2016 is term limited State Representative Bob Hackett, a longtime politician and an insurance industry insider whose position on multiple issues is contrary to most conservatives.
As an Air Force veteran with a lengthy tenure working with military members, Brian is committed to offering abundant resources to helping those first responders struggling with PTSD, a condition related to a bill that Hackett killed in the House of Representatives – a bill that would have assisted first responders suffering from PTSD. If elected to the Ohio State Senate, Brian will also strive to pass an alternative solution to Obamacare and Common Core, support the Heartbeat Bill and work to ensure that child custody laws allow for children to have the prominent and fair presence of both parents in their lives.
Born in Killeen, Texas, Brian’s father served in the military. When his parents divorced, his mother married an Army serviceman, and Brian spent his childhood around the globe (including Germany) before graduating from high school in Virginia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and pre-med before completing United States Air Force Officer Training School and being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. This is when Brian arrived in the Dayton area, assigned to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a chemist.
Brian earned a master’s degree in International Relations and Comparative Politics from Wright State University during his time at Wright-Patterson. He separated from active duty and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as an intelligence analyst in 2005. Working on counter-terrorism issues among other cases, Brian was one of nine FBI intelligence analysts to receive the Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholarship.
Seeking his next challenge, Brian obtained a real estate license and formed Walton Investments Corp., which focuses on acquiring, refurbishing and reselling distressed properties. He earned his real estate broker’s license in 2014.
Brian also served two separate stints as an intelligence analyst for the special operations task force in Afghanistan and Iraq. Before his first deployment, he was appointed to the Huber Heights City Council, and then he was elected to his Ward 3 post after he was removed from office by opponents on city council because of his service in the Middle East. Citing his commitment to principle, Brian refused to resign when the same opponents continued their efforts to kick him off council. Though he was elected by the citizens of Huber Heights, Brian was removed from his seat yet again by opponents on city council because of his Middle East deployment.
Now residing in Beavercreek, Brian and his wife Brittany have four children (Luke, 11; Drew, 10; Holly, 8; and Audrey 1) and are expecting their fifth (Adalyn) in January 2016. Brittany now heads Walton Investment Corp. Brian is pursuing a law degree at the University of Dayton, where he is slated to graduate in May 2016, and focusing on his campaign to earn the Ohio State Senate
Brian is a firm believer that longtime politicians who are tied to special interest groups are detrimental to citizens on the local, statewide and federal levels.
With his background as an Air Force veteran, an intelligence analyst and a successful entrepreneur – combined with his experience as a Huber Heights city councilman, a law school student who will earn his Juris Doctorate before his election to the Ohio State Senate District 10 seat and a leader who understands the importance of Wright-Patterson AFB to our region – Brian Walton represents a candidate who has the knowledge, experience and sincere commitment to provide citizens with an alternative to the politics as usual illustrated by his opponent.