Our new mayor will be a strong leader. One that will listen to residents, will work on their behalf, and will hold City Hall accountable.
Twenty-five years after the merger of the village and township, Hudson once again finds itself at a crossroads. Craig ran for mayor to bring the focus of the city government back to the core issues that make Hudson such an amazing place to live.
He is an accomplished business leader, change agent, and growth catalyst. He is an advocate for fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets, and transparency in government.
Craig has a diversified career portfolio with key roles in communications, marketing, and global business development.
Before graduating from college, Craig was an award-winning journalist and correspondent for The Associated Press and United Press International in an era when ethics ruled the newsroom and a libel suit was something to fear.
After graduating, Craig became a television news reporter, anchor, and bureau chief. He knows his way around politics. He has interviewed countless individuals, from mayoral candidates to global leaders, on a wide-range of domestic and international issues.
Craig later transitioned to marketing consumer products where he developed and launched more than 500 branded and private label items for the grocery, drug, mass merchant, hardware / home improvement, and agri-supply retail channels worldwide.
He has traveled to 31 countries, many of them multiple times, where he engaged business leaders and heads of state, including Jorge Quiroga (Bolivia), Deng Xiaoping (China), Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (Chile), Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud (Saudia Arabia), and Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (United States).
Craig went on to leverage a dynamic combination of expertise in global business development and senior-level negotiation to commercialize solutions, which opened revenue streams in 65 countries and placed product aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery and the Russian Space Station Mir.
Craig was a candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives in the May 2018 primary, finishing second in the 3-man race. He is a fiscal conservative, pro-business, pro-life candidate, and has served on the city's Board of Tax Review since his appointment in May 2017.
Earlier in his career, he was a Capitol Hill communications assistant to U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, R-IA, currently president pro tempore of the Senate and chairman of the Finance Committee.
Craig is a graduate of Iowa State University with a baccalaureate degree in journalism and mass communication. He minored in business administration and economics. He carried a full-load of classes and worked his way through college, holding down two jobs to repay his entire student loan debt.
Faith & Family
A 20-year resident of Hudson, Craig is married to Sherri Moyer, a Ph.D. candidate, and they make their home with a pair of energetic Golden Retrievers, named Charlie and Sammi.
Craig and Sherri are active parishioners at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hudson where Craig served on the Rite of Christian Initiative for Adults (R.C.I.A.) team for 5 years, and has been a Hospitality Minister (usher) and Lector (Scripture reader) for the past 13 years. He is also a member of the Men's Club.
Craig believes in servant leadership. As a young man, Craig was active in Scouting, earned his God and Country Award, and rose to the rank of Eagle Scout. Throughout his life, he has willingly helped other people and has taken a leadership role rendering assistance when and where needed.
Craig is committed to watching over the City of Hudson, guiding its future, protecting its treasury, enabling economic growth and good paying jobs, strengthening our educational system, and ensuring there is transparency in everything City Hall does.
Craig is the leader we need to get us back-to-basics and common sense government. Thank you for supporting him.