Michael Ohevzion was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised Jewish. Growing up, his parents were constantly moving from country to country looking for work to support Michael and his two siblings. This enabled Michael to connect with people, learn different cultures, and the value of hard work and family. Today, Michael can speak five languages!
After his sophomore year, Michael dropped out of high school to find work and help support the family. He soon learned that his opportunities would be limited if he did not obtain a proper education. The following year he went back to school and through hard work and determination, finished his Junior and Senior year of studies in just one year.
After high school, Michael decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps out of his love for America. From boot camp, his first stop was the naval base of Pensacola, FL, where he was valedictorian of his class and received a letter of commendation from the commanding officer. His next stop was Cherry Point, NC where he again graduated as valedictorian and received another letter of commendation.
Returning from the Marines with an honorable discharge, he followed a course that was expected of him. He first graduated from the Miami Dade Wolfson Honors College with a 4.0 GPA. With a scholarship, he then proceeded to the University of Miami Honors Program for his Degree in Business Administration (2006). Finally, he went to work at his family business – BLU Products, Inc: a global cellular phone distribution company with annual revenues of $300 million.
While the experience of traveling, negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with foreign and domestic businesses, managing hundreds of people, and mentoring others has built Michael’s foundation – he was not satisfied. His true love is philanthropy and helping others.
This became clear to him over the past two years, helping women and less fortunate students have access to education and the arts, during his involvement in the National YoungArts Foundation, Women of Tomorrow, the ICA Museum, and other non-profit organizations.
Michael brings his military discipline, patriotism, business creativity, work ethic, and love to fight for the betterment and advancement of all Americans and to heal and mend the divisions across the country.
Thank you for visiting my website to learn about my platform. There are many issues that need to be addressed and I decided to run for this very reason – our representatives in Congress are just not fixing the problems fast enough!
As a veteran, businessman, and patriot, I have what it takes to change the tone in Washington and get things done! It’s time our representatives were reminded who exactly they’re supposed to serve.
Right now, we need to “Stop The Bleeding!” When a bathtub is overflowing, the first thing you do is turn off the water. We need to get our government and America under control. The three areas I believe need critical and immediate attention are:
Government spending has become huge and unsustainable. People talk about the $20 Trillion debt, but if we take into account the governments unfunded obligations like Social Security, Medicare, and local governments, the number is above $100 Trillion! This is outrageous! We need to get it under control. The larger government is, the more control it exerts over our lives and that is not what the founders intended. We need to bring back individual responsibility, pride to work, community involvement, and self-governance. Our welfare programs are keeping people dependent on government instead of lifting those in need into the middle class. I want all Americans to be proud, self-reliant, and free.
We need to pump up the economy to keep everything afloat. Tax cuts stimulate investment and put more money in the pockets of Americans – that’s great! Deregulation allows businesses to operate smoothly and profitably – fantastic! But what about other factors like illegal immigration and trade deals? Illegal immigration has an effect on every challenge facing this country from drugs and crimes to jobs and wages. Complaining about low wages and having to work multiple jobs isn’t enough. We need to elect representatives that will put more money in the pockets of our citizens.
As an international businessman I have the skills and experience to control and eventually eliminate the debt, balance the budget, and stimulate the economy.
Nothing else matters if we’re not safe. Safety in our streets, safety in our schools, and safety overseas. As a veteran, I have protected this country before, and I will do it again. We need to support our military and law enforcement. We need to be tough on crime. We need to prevent any adversary from being able to attack us. And we must never rest in our pursuit to eradicate terrorism.
I look forward to serving you as your next congressman for Florida’s 27th District. I understand there are a lot more issues that need to be addressed like health care and the environment. I am endorsed by BullSugar.Org, an organization dedicated to clean water and protecting the everglades. All these things matter to me and I won’t let you down.
Thank you for your support.