Ohio

It is critical that anyone who cares about American politics care about Ohio — it is a "must—win" state that has always been politically divided. It is also a state where Progressive Majority can make all the difference. We're in Ohio, not just every four years, but every day — making sure that there are progressive leaders running in the most critical areas of the state and building political infrastructure that can withstand the pressures of the state's great political divide.

Ohio Legislature
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Ohio is a state that was among the most hard—hit by the rising power and political ascendancy of the far right. Democrats held most statewide offices from 1970 — 1994, only to have them stripped away by conservative Republicans, who have held most ever since. Conservatives also hold strong majorities in both houses of the legislature and the majority of Congressional House seats.

Progressive Majority will be there bringing people into politics, training them to run strong campaigns and proving that, with the right candidates and a fierce will to win, we can put political power in Ohio back in the hands of its people.

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Donna O'Connor

Ohio
State Representative - District 21
2012
Challenger
http://www.oconnorforohio.com
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Donna has taught for 19 years in local school systems in Ohio.  She has been involved in local and state politics for several years and fought hard against SB 5/Issue 2, the union-busting bill.  Last year while standing on the steps of the state house, a friend gave her a button that said, “those that can, teach.  Those that cannot, make laws about teaching.”  Donna is running to make sure that those making the laws about education know what it’s like to work in the classroom.

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Ohio
State Representative - District 95
2012
Challenger
http://www.jimdrakeforohio.com
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Subodh Chandra

Ohio
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
2012
Open Seat
http://www.chandraforprosecutor.com
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Subodh decided to run after seeing a series of stories in 2010 detailing criminal cases that were indicted, tried and ultimately dismissed by judges for lack of evidence supporting the charges.  He knows that Cuyahoga County needs a prosecutor who will fix these problems.  Subodh has extensive experience, having served three years as Assistant United States Attorney in Cleveland and three years as Director of Law for the City of Cleveland.  As a federal prosecutor, Chandra successfully prosecuted health care fraud and corruption cases, winning recognition from FBI director Robert Mueller.

Tanyce Addison

Ohio
State Senate - District 26
2012
Challenger
http://Addisonforohio.com
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Tanyce Addison is running for State Senate in District 26. Tanyce recently retired after teaching for 30 years in the public schools. She directed bands and choirs in the Ridgedale and Elgin school districts in Marion County. As a teacher, Tanyce saw the damage that severe cuts did to the arts and schools in general. Upset with cuts to education, she became active with her union and fought to protect schools. She served as the Education Association president, vice-president and secretary and negotiated four contracts. Tanyce was active in the fight against Issue 2 in 2011 and is now taking her activism one-step further by running to protect education and teachers as a state Senator.

Jeff Bunck

Ohio
State Representative - District 47
2012
Challenger
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Jeff Bunck is running for State Representative in District 47. Jeff has worked in education since 1975 when he graduated from the University of Toledo. He is running because his current state Representative, Barbara Sears, does not listen to the people in her district, especially on educational issues. Sears voted for Senate Bill 5, which attacked middle-class workers and co-sponsored House Bill 136, which expands school voucher programs. Jeff testified in opposition to SB5 and decided that he could to do more to protect education by running for office and defeating Barbara Sears. Jeff taught for 27 years and served as an administrator for eight years. Most recently, he taught at Bowling Green State University and resigned from there in January of 2012 to run for the House.

Cheryl Johncox

Ohio
State Representative - District 86
2012
Challenger
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Cheryl Johncox is running for State Representative in District 86. Cheryl has been an advocate for the environment, agriculture and rural living for many years. She has close ties to the agricultural community in her area and was raised on one of the last farms in Strongsville. Cheryl saw the attacks on women’s health, workers, the elderly and environment and knew that she had to do something. She decided to run for office to stand up to the Republicans in Columbus. She was chosen as a National Wildlife Federation Women for Sustainable Development Fellow and received the National Conservation Achievement Award in 2006. She worked for the Ohio Environmental Council as the Director of Ohio River Programs and is currently the Executive Director of the Buckeye Forest Council.

Teresa Scarmack

Ohio
State Senate - District 20
2012
Challenger
http://www.teresaforohio.com
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Teresa Scarmack is running for State Senate in District 20. Teresa taught for 23 years in the central Ohio area and tutored children with learning disabilities. She has been teaching kindergarten in the Logan- Hocking School District since 1999. Teresa became involved in politics because of the Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 campaign. She made phone calls and knocked on doors in neighborhoods across her county. She knew the drastic consequences that public employees faced if this bill became law. There was a call across Ohio for teachers to run for office, teachers understand how important quality education is for communities and would replace Republicans who kept cutting education while giving tax breaks to corporations, and Teresa answered that call and is running to protect education in Ohio.

Bill Young

Ohio
State Representative - District 88
2012
Challenger
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Bill Young is running for State Representative in District 88. Bill is in his 38th and final year of teaching. As a teacher, Bill stressed that one person can make a difference and was able to see first hand how a state Representative can make a difference in their constituents’ lives when a former state legislator worked with Bill’s students on a community service project. Bill is running because holding office is another way that he can serve and work for his community. He is a highly decorated teacher; his awards include Ohio Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Northwest Ohio Teacher of the Year, three-time Clyde-Green Springs Teacher of the Year, Ohio Education Association John F. Kennedy Scholarship Award winner, Martha Holden Jennings Scholar award and others. Bill was very involved locally in the fight to defeat SB 5.

Ryan Jolley

Ohio
State Representative, District 19
2012
Challenger
http://www.ryanpjolley.com
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Ryan Jolley is running for State Representative in District 19.  Ryan is a rising progressive star in Ohio.  He was elected to the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education at the age of 18, just five months after graduating from Gahanna's Lincoln High School.  As a member of Teach for America, Ryan spent two years teaching math and science at a public middle school in New York City, just north of Harlem.  Since leaving teaching, Ryan has worked in private sector management and currently oversees a workforce of close to 200 employees at a production plant on the west side of Columbus.  Ryan knows it's important to elect progressives to office and has helded do this in Gahanna.  This past fall, he and other progressive candidates helped flip control of Gahanna's City Council to progressive control.

Jeremy VanMeter

Ohio
State Representative, District 78
2012
Open Seat
http://www.jeremyvanmeter.com
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Jeremy VanMeter is running for State Representative in District 78.  Jeremy is a rising progressive star in Ohio.  He was elected to the Berne union Local School District Board of Education in 2007 at the age of 20.  In 2009, he was elected to the Fairfield County Educational Service Center governing board where he was appointed Board President.  Jeremy was the first school board member in Fairfield County to announce his opposition to Senate Bill 5.  Jeremy is also a proud 2010 CPL Fellow.

Anthony Fossaceca

Ohio
State Representative, District 6
2012
Open Seat
http://www.callmefoss.com/
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Anthony Fossaceca is running for State Representative in District 6. Anthony has been politically active over the past 20 years as an activist and campaign manager. He was born in Youngstown, raised in Lyndhurst, and graduated from Brush High School and the University of Akron (BFA ’93, Graphic Design). Prior to his political involvement, Anthony was a small business owner, running a small marketing company. In addition, he is a blogger for OhioDaily.com.

Richard Javorek

Ohio
State Board of Education, District 5
2012
Challenger
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Richard Javorek has taught in Ohio public schools for over 30 years. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor for Bryant & Stratton College. Richard is an active member of the Ohio Education Association (OEA).

 

Matt Patten

Ohio
State Representative, District 7
2012
Challenger
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Matt Patten is running for State Representative, District 7. Before beginning his political career, Matt worked as a local labor organizer with the Laborers International Union of North America. Matt was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2008 and served for one term. While in the Ohio House, Patten was a strong advocate for education, labor and healthcare. He served as Vice Chair of the Commerce and Labor Committee and was a member of the Health Access and Affordability, Ways and Means, and Alternative Energy and Brownsfield Development Committee.

David Dilly

Ohio
State Representative, District 72
2012
Challenger
http://www.davedillyforstaterep.com
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David Dilly is running for State Representative in District 72. Immediately after graduating high school, David enlisted in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, he worked in a local union position for the coal mining industry until he was dislocated. David has worked with dislocated workers and veterans for a number of years. He serves as a member of the Coshocton County Honor Guard, Coshocton County Township Association Executive Committee, and the Ohio Recorders Association.

Maureen Reedy

Ohio
State Representative, District 24
2012
Open Seat
http://www.maureenreedy.com
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Maureen Reedy is running for State Representative in District 24. Maureen is a native Ohioan, raised in Columbus. Maureen has been an educator for over 29 years. She has testified before members of the Ohio General Assembly to advocate for quality education. Most recently, she was a leader in a statewide movement to repeal Senate Bill 5. Maureen was selected as Upper Arlington’s Teacher of the Year in 2001 and Ohio’s Teacher of the Year in 2002.

Kevin Boyce

Ohio
State Representative, District 25
2012
Incumbent
http://www.kevinlboyce.com/
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Kevin Boyce has a long history of public service, previously serving as State Treasurer from 2009-2011. He also served on the Columbus City Council for 8 years, where he was Chairman of the Finance and Appropriations Committee. As State Treasurer, Kevin sought to reduce the state’s operating costs and launched the nation’s first web training for treasurers’ continued learning. In addition, Kevin worked as Executive Director of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes college access to high school students. Kevin was appointed to the State House in May 2012.

Jeff Coryell

Ohio
City Council At-large
2011
Challenger
Cleveland Heights
http://www.coryellforcouncil.com
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Jeff Coryell has led a successful career as a lawyer, serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York and Assistant Attorney General in Texas. For the past five years he has been a progressive political writer, activist and consultant.  He served as President of the Cleveland Heights Democrats, worked as New Media Director for Jennifer Brunner’s campaign for U.S. Senate and founded a statewide political website OhioDailyblog.com. Jeff is running as the most progressive candidate, running a people powered campaign and strongly opposing the anti-labor Senate Bill 5.

Jason Phillips

Ohio
School Board
2011
Challenger
Gahanna-Jefferson
http://www.votejasonphillips.com/
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Jason Phillips is running for Gahanna-Jefferson School Board.  Jason has been a public school teacher for over 10 years. Phillips is a member of the Licking Heights Education Association, OEA and NEA.  Jason was inspired to run by SB 5/Issue 2, and feels that it’s critical that educators have a voice in making decisions about what happens in the classroom.

James Dvorak
Ohio
Burton Township Trustee
2011
Incumbent
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Progressive Majority previously endorsed candidate running for re-election. 

Michael Kilbane
Ohio
Fairview Park City Council (President)
2011
Incumbent
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Progressive Majority previously endorsed candidate running for re-election. 

Marcus Madison
Ohio
City Council District 5
2011
Incumbent
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Progressive Majority previously endorsed candidate running for re-election. 

Nickie Antonio

Ohio
State House - District 13
2010
Open Seat
Lakewood & a part of Cleveland
http://www.nickieantonio.com/
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Nickie Antonio is a member of the Lakewood City Council and is running in an open seat vacated due to term limits. Nickie has served as a special education teacher and is a former administrator of a multi-county HIV/AIDS prevention program. If elected, Nickie would be the only lesbian serving in the state House. Nickie has a very strong campaign with grassroots energy, particularly in Lakewood. A win in this race would be an important hold as we fight back against the Republican effort to reclaim the state House.

Mike Skindell

Ohio
State Senate - District 23
2010
Open Seat
Cuyahoga County
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Rep. Mike Skindell currently represents District 13 in the Ohio House. Rep. Skindell served the city of Lakewood as the Councilman At Large and was first elected to the Ohio House in 2002. He is a well-known consumer advocate and environmental leader in the Ohio House, and is a Board member of the Single Payer Action Network Ohio. Rep. Skindell won a tough May primary over two opponents (47% to 28% to 25%). Rep. Skindell has strong support from the Ohio Association of Justice and would be an outstanding addition to the Ohio Senate.

Sandra Williams

Ohio
State House - District 11
2010
Incumbent
Cleveland, Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga Heights & Newburgh Heights
http://www.sandrawilliamsforohio.com/
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Rep. Sandra Williams has served in the State House for the past three years. She represents a part of the City of Cleveland, as well as inner ring suburbs Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, and Newburgh Heights. Prior to her election to the Ohio House, Sandra worked in the criminal justice system as a probation officer and a parole officer. In these positions, she gained a deep appreciation for the state's role in maintaining a just society. She has worked to achieve social justice as a State Representative. With Progressive Majority's assistance, Sandra has crafted a strong campaign plan, developed an effective fundraising strategy, and dramatically improved her ability to deliver a strong stump speech. This is an important race as we work to protect the majority that we won in 2008.

Edna Brown

Ohio
State Senate - District 11
2010
Open Seat
Lucas County
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Edna Brown currently represents District 48 in the Ohio House. Rep. Brown is a lifelong resident of Toledo and one of its most trusted leaders. She was involved in the founding of the Greater Toledo Urban League and currently serves as the First Vice President of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus. Rep. Brown won the May primary over Toledo City Council Member Joe McNamara (56% to 44%) and now faces another Toledo City Council member, Tom Waniewski, in the November general election. Rep. Brown is a courageous progressive and will be an immediate leader in the Ohio Senate.

Nancy Garland

Ohio
State House - District 20
2010
Incumbent
Franklin County
http://www.nancygarland.com/
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Nancy Garland's election in 2008 was widely considered one of the great progressive triumphs in Ohio when she won with Progressive Majority's support. Despite her strength, however, Nancy represents a very marginal district near Columbus and her race is one of the GOP's top targets to ''take back.'' Nancy has been a dynamic progressive leader in the legislature and it is vital that we protect this seat. As well, she has won the endorsements of all major unions, choice groups, environmental groups and other partners. Progressive Majority staff continues to advise Nancy on her campaign strategy and targeting, and she is well-placed to continue to lead within the progressive caucus in the Ohio House.

Daniel Ramos

Ohio
State House - District 56
2010
Open Seat
Lorain County
http://www.ramosforrep.com/
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Dan Ramos is a young progressive leader in Ohio. For the past five years, he has worked as the senior policy analyst in the House majority to Speaker Budish, concentrating on healthcare and higher education funding. Dan worked on continuing a tuition freeze at all public colleges and universities, and providing health coverage parity to those suffering from diabetes and autism. As an aide, he has gained invaluable experience serving constituents and pushing for progressive reforms. If elected, Dan would become the first Latino Democrat elected to the Ohio Legislature, and would be one of the youngest to serve. Progressive Majority staff have helped Dan create a strong campaign plan, implement improved fundraising strategies and developed a strong targeting approach. His district is in a swing area where we have an opportunity to elect a more progressive Democrat than had previously served.

Connie Pillich

Ohio
State House - District 28
2010
Incumbent
Hamilton County
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Connie Pillich is running in a district that includes the northern suburbs of Cincinnati. Connie is a general practice attorney representing families, small businesses and consumers. Connie has been an outstanding leader in the Ohio House of Representatives and is a committed progressive and a talented and tough campaigner.

Debbie Phillips

Ohio
State House - District 92
2010
Incumbent
Athens, Meigs, Margan and Washington Counties
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Debbie and her committed volunteers knock on thousands of doors every election cycle. She has been a great legislator and she has demonstrated her commitment to improving the lives of average Ohioans. She has won critical endorsements from Ohio educators, electrical workers and service workers.

Jay Goyal

Ohio
State House - District 73
2010
Incumbent
Richland County
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Rep. Jay Goyal was re-elected in 2008 to the Ohio House of Representatives' 73rd District, an area that includes rural/exurban Richland County. Jay is a 29 year old legislator, engineer and vice president of a manufacturing company. He was the first Asian-American to serve in the Ohio General Assembly and has been an outstanding leader in the House.

Jeffrey Mims, Jr.

Ohio
Ohio State School Board - District 3
2010
Open Seat
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Jeffrey Mims, Jr. is a candidate for Ohio State School Board, District 3. Jeff is a former teacher and administrator, a member of the Ohio Education Association, and is currently the President of the Dayton School Board. He retired from the Dayton Public Schools with more than 35 years of service. His legislative efforts helped to pave the way for Ohio's School Facilities Program. Jeff is an Executive Board Member for the Council of the Great City Schools, Chairperson for the Urban 21 Ohio School Board Coalition, and will be a great addition to the Ohio State Board of Education.