ENDORSEMENTS OHIO 2014

Connie Pillach – Ohio State Treasurer

As an Air Force veteran, a state legislator, and a mom, Connie Pillich is an Ohio leader unlike any other. She’s built her career around the belief that hard work, common sense, and a commitment to getting things done are the foundation for delivering positive change.  For more information on Pillach visit   http://www.conniepillich.com/

John Patrick Carney

John Patrick Carney

JOHN PATRICK CARNEY – OHIO STATE AUDITOR

Carney is the eleventh of twelve children and has lived his entire life in Ohio. In 1998 he received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and in 2001 he received a J.D. from the same school.[2] He has a wife, Jennifer, and two young daughters. He is a health care attorney and currently is employed at Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur Limited Liability Partnershiphttps://www.facebook.com/johnpatrickcarney

Nina Turner

Nina Turner

Nina Turner – Ohio Secretary of State

Nina is running for Secretary of State to expand ballot access and ensure that all Ohioans have opportunities to succeed. Because regardless of your political affiliation, every eligible voter deserves to have their ballot counted. Her outspoken advocacy for her constituents, ballot access, and workers rights has earned Nina regular appearances on national television and radio, and recognition in Ohio and across the country.  She has been named a Legislative Champion for Children, a Friend of Labor by the Coalition of Labor Union Women, named as the 2011 State Senator of the Year by The Nation, and honored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation with the Drum Major for Justice Award. http://www.ninaturner.org/

 

David Pepper

David Pepper

David Pepper – Ohio Attorney General

David Pepper is a common sense and hard-working leader committed to building strong, safe and vibrant communities across Ohio. David has a track record of fighting for safe streets and job growth while cleaning up government and increasing transparency. http://davidpepper.com/splash/

Jennifer BrunnerJennifer Brunner – Judge, Franklin County Court of Appeals

Jennifer Brunner served as a twice-elected state trial court Judge of the Common Pleas Court of Franklin County (Columbus, Ohio) from 2000 – 2005. She was elected Secretary of State of Ohio in 2006, serving from 2007 – 2011. She is the founding partner of Brunner Quinn law firm, having launched it as a sole practitioner in 1988 as the state’s first law practice focused on election law. Jennifer Brunner managed the firm while caring for three small children, while Rick Brunner, her husband and fellow attorney, handled complex, multi-state litigation for another law firm. After four years, he joined her, and the firm became Brunner & Brunner. Over the years, the firm has grown to encompass a strong litigation and business practice, along with consumer, government, election and campaign finance law practices, criminal appeals, expungements and actions for persons wrongfully convicted. http://brunnerforjudge.com/

Mary Jo Kilroy

Mary Jo Kilroy

Mary Jo Kilroy – Judge, 10th District Court of Appeals

Mary Jo Kilroy’s decades of legal experience and community involvement give her the background and training to serve our community well when she is elected to the 10th District Court of Appeals.

She knows that our important system of checks and balances works best when there is an independent judiciary in place who will protect the rights of all. “I will endeavor to ensure that every litigant, regardless of their circumstances, is given a fair hearing before the courts.” http://kilroyforjudge.com/

Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston – 19th District Ohio House of Representatives

Mike was born and raised in southwestern Pennsylvania. His mother is a teacher at a Catholic school and his father is an accountant. He has one younger brother. Mike actively participated in the nationally renowned Norwin High School marching band and his high school track and field team. Mike was also involved in numerous church activies including Chancel Choir, teaching younger children with the Youth Club, and Bell Choir at the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin, PA. Mike’s work experience includes a wide variety of job sectors including customer service, food service, manual labor, manufacturing, banking, e-commerce, auditing, health care manufacturing, IT, business writing, and personal training. http://www.mikejohnstonforohio.com/

Kathy Hoff

Kathy Hoff

Kathy Hoff – 24th District Ohio House of Representatives

Kathy’s strong background in higher education serving a diverse population, management at all levels including executive roles while maintaining integrity, principles and accountability, assessment of community needs, budgeting and auditing are ideal transferrable skills to the legislative and political areas. She understands personally and professionally the need for the middle class to have equal opportunities to education and employment, how to develop and target employment opportunities, and what success lies within that opportunity for the State of Ohio.  She understands the need to listen to your constituents and their concerns, and develop a strategy to meet those needs or research additional options that best serve the population as a whole.  “I have devoted my career to DeVry University because I believe in the value we provide to a very diverse population, mostly first generation college students, who are seeking a career enhancement, a career change or getting started in their career.  Being in the same position as they were 30+ years ago, I know what challenges they may encounter and the need for a number of services to develop skillsets to be successful.  I hope to bring this passion, experience and energy to the legislature to listen, guide, develop and provide the citizens of the 24th District and the State of Ohio the voice, the education, the employment and the services they need for successful lives in our communities, which they all deserve.” http://kathyshoff.ngpvanhost.com/

Mike Schadek

Mike Schadek

Mike Schadek – Franklin County Auditor

As a candidate for Franklin County Auditor, I am committed to bringing transparency and accountability in representing the needs of the citizens of Franklin County. Responsive representation and a willingness to listen to residents has always been my focus. I promise to be a good steward of every tax dollar. Together we can make Franklin County stronger for all residents and families. http://www.voteschadek.com/

DAWN VALASCO –  21ST District Ohio House of Representatives

I am running because we need leadership in the Statehouse that is a better reflection of our community. We need a State Representative that will stand up for Ohioans and work to create jobs, better our education system, protect our environment, and protect the jobs that we already have in Ohio.

As a teacher of special needs children, I have seen first hand how the unconstitutional funding system, standardized testing, and mandatory reading has hurt our children, and this will have an impact on them for their entire lives. When I am elected, I promise to roll up my sleeves and get to work for you, your children, and our communities. My door will always be open to my constituents.

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