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Endorsements Gain Steam In Whaley Bid For Ohio Governor

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(Dayton) — Local officials from Athens, Marietta, Belpre, Chillicothe and Wintersville joined more than 100 local elected leaders across the state of Ohio to announce their endorsement of Nan Whaley’s campaign for Governor. These endorsements come from every corner of the state and represent a diverse group of elected officials at every level of government.

These new 100-plus endorsements follow endorsements from a majority of the Democratic state legislators in Ohio, the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4), the Industrial Division of the Communications Workers of America (IUE-CWA), 314 Action Fund, and EMILY’s List.

“This diverse group of endorsers from every corner of the state shows that Ohioans are ready for a change,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. “Momentum is building for our campaign because Ohioans know it’s time for something new. I’m honored to have the support of so many local leaders — it’s time communities large and small had a partner in the Governor’s Office and I promise to be that partner.”  

Whaley made a recent stop to Chillicothe, along with several other communities in southeast Ohio.

A list of endorsers in the region can be found below: 

Chillicothe City Councilwoman Ceil Corcoran
Athens County Commissioner Charlie Adkins
Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel
Mayor of Ironton Sam Cramblit
City of Athens Law Director Lisa Eliason
Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason
Athens City Councilwoman Chris Fahl
Mayor of Amesville Gary Goosman
Athens City Councilwoman Sarah Grace
Athens County Democratic Party Chair John Haseley
Athens City Auditor Kathy Hecht
Athens City Council President Christine Knisely
Mayor of Belpre Mike Lorentz
Athens County Recorder Jessica Markins
Mayor of Wintersville Robert Martin
Washington County Democratic Party Chair Willa O’Neill
Mayor of Athens Steve Patterson
Athens City Councilmember Jeffrey Risner
Athens County Clerk of Courts Candy Russell

Other cities in Ohio that have seen current and former elected officials supporting Whaley’s bid for the Democrat nomination for governor include: Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, LIma, Newark and Toledo, among others in county government.