Mike Cierpiot, a Republican, lives the typical life of a family man in Jackson County. He believes in the American dream because he has lived it. Mike married his high school sweetheart, Connie, and together they are parents to their twin adult sons, Pat and Luke.

Mike believes in the promise of America- if you work hard and play by the rules, anything is possible. Unfortunately, decades of irresponsible politicians, bad public policy and corporate greed have made the promise of the American Dream harder to achieve.

Mike Cierpiot is using his time in the State Senate to ensure the same opportunities for building a good life are available to future generations, like his own grandkids.