Bachelor in Journalism, Ohio State University, 1985. HHD (honorary), Capital University, 2005.
Realtor ReMax Achievers, Lewis Center, Ohio. Member District 26 Ohio House of Representatives, 1993—2000, majority leader. Member United States Congress from 12th Ohio district, since 2001.
Member advisory board Columbus Italian Cultural Center. President, co-founder Windsor Terrace Learning Center, Columbus. Member of Sons of Italy.
Married Denice Tiberi. Children: Angelina, Cristina, Daniela, Gabriela.