About Nathan Jarosz

Democratic Candidate for State Representative District 34

Nonprofit Business Leader

Candidate for State Representative, Nathan Jarosz, teaches leadership skills in a classroom.
Candidate for State Representative, Nathan Jarosz, sits in an Akron Public School Coalition Meeting.
Nathan founded and runs the non-profit organization Leadership Influencing Teen Empowerment (LITE) since 2017. LITE is designed to provide leadership development and emotional intelligence training to students. Founded in Akron, Ohio, LITE has served over 4,500 students since the 2018-2019 school year and continues to serve schools in Northeast Ohio covering topics including but not limited to:
  • Purpose
  • Communication Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Finding Solutions
  • Team Development
  • Followership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • DISC Behavioral Diversity
  • Creative Thinking
  • Conflict Management
  • Ethics
  • Engagement
  • Leadership Styles
  • Unconscious Bias
Learn more at www.liteusa.org

International Trainer

Candidate for State Representative, Nathan Jarosz, trains leadership skills and emotional intelligence to Summit County Fire Chiefs.
Nathan has traveled across the country facilitating leadership courses for youth and adults. He has served on an international leadership course that taught STEM activities through leadership application to both Chinese and American youth.
Nathan has also traveled to China in 2019 to train leadership skills to Chinese youth. His knowledge of leadership skills and how they can be used to improve and to add value to the lives of other people is one of the main reasons he is running for state representative. Nathan has developed a training module on intercultural communications that is used with the Interamerican region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement which has served a couple hundred 18-26 year olds from 34 countries for multiple years and is still in use today.

Political Organizer

Candidate for State Representative, Nathan Jarosz, speaks at the Summit County Progressive Democrats Annual Fundraiser.
Nathan has been involved with the Summit County Progressive Democrats (SCPD) for 3 years and is currently serving as the organization's president. SCPD is a grassroots organization with a purpose of advancing progressive advocacy in Summit County Ohio. As President,  Nathan has led efforts with his team to support progressive issues like:
  • Climate change
  • LGBTQ inclusivity
  • Racial/social justice
  • Supporting and funding local, state, and federal Democratic candidates
  • Opposing the August 8th 2023 Issue 1 measure to make amending Ohio's Constitution more difficult
  • Promoting Issues 1 and 2 to protect reproductive freedom and the legalization of marijuana in the state of Ohio
  • Advocating in 2024 for Citizens Not Politicians to end gerrymandering in Ohio


Candidate for State Representative, Nathan Jarosz, poses with his Book, Leadership The Universal Skill, at a Book Expo in Lorain County
Nathan is the author of the book Leadership The Universal Skill. This book explores how everyone can be a leader with the right opportunity, practice, and experience. Published in November of 2021, Nathan has helped provide leadership lessons and strategies to help support readers of any age develop leadership skills that can be used in any aspect of life.

Community Organizer

Candidate for State Representative, Nathan Jarosz, has discussion at a door of members of the community.

Nathan has been involved with progressive grassroots activity for several years. This includes supporting candidates and issues with:
  • Phone/Text banking
  • Canvassing/Knocking doors
  • Signature gathering
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer recruiting
  • Voting Location Manager with board of elections
  • Many other tasks to help promote Democratic issues and to elect Democrats in Ohio.


2023 30 For the Future Award Recipient
2021 Communication and Leadership Award by Toastmasters District  10 for outstanding service to their community, state, and industry through communication and leadership.
2019 Heart to Heart Leadership's Akron Betterfellows Program Class II
2018 Distinguished Toastmaster
2015 Venturing Summit Award
2015 Area Venturing Leadership Award
2009 Eagle Scout



BSBA in General Management from Thomas Edison State University
MAOL (Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) from Malone University
Certified Everything DiSC Facilitator
Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University
De-Escalation Certification from CES
Certified Emotional Intelligence For Crisis Intervention from CES