Hawkins, who grew up near Cleveland, previously served as a tax and trade policy aide to Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina. Senator Scott was one of the primary champions of Opportunity Zone legislation in the Senate, along with Democrat Cory Booker.
Hawkins has indicated that he would work with Senator Scott and others in Washington to extend the timeframe of the OZ program while also adding in transparency and reporting requirements.
Shay Hawkins sat down with OpportunityDb founder Jimmy Atkinson for a fireside chat at OZ Pitch Day Fall 2021:
Ohio holds its primary elections on May 3, 2022.