Ohio’s primary arrives March 15. In 2008, Hillary Clinton was engaged in a tough battle with then Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination. Clinton won Ohio but lost the nomination. The new president then brought her into his administrative as Secretary of Sate.
Eight years later, Hillary Clinton hopes to win the Ohio Democratic primary again. To help make that goal easier, she’s enlisted the support of an Ohio Leadership Council composed of over 60 elected officials, community, and grassroots leaders.
Clinton’s Ohio Leadership Council is led by US Senator Sherrod Brown, US Representative Tim Ryan, US Representative Marcia Fudge, US Representative Joyce Beatty and many others.
Leadership Council members share Clinton’s commitment to raising wages for the middle class, strengthening infrastructure to create good-paying jobs, defending and enhancing the Affordable Care Act, ensuring that cost is not a barrier for students going to college, working toward a cure for Alzheimer’s and much more.
“I am proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President because I know she has what it takes to stand up for Ohio’s working families,” Sen. Brown said in prepared remarks. “From opposing unfair trade deals, to pushing for a fair financial system, Hillary has proven she will be a President who fights for middle-class values and puts working people and small businesses ahead of Wall Street profits.”
The public can sign up at https://www.hillaryclinton.com/ohio to get involved and receive more information about campaign events happening in Ohio.
Joining the Hillary for Ohio Leadership Council today:
US Senator Sherrod Brown, US Representative Tim Ryan, US Representative Marcia Fudge, US Representative Joyce Beatty, Senate Democratic Leader Joe Schiavoni, Senator Lou Gentile, Senator Kenny Yuko, Senator Charleta Tavares, Senator Cecil Thomas, Representative, DNC Member Kathleen Clyde, Representative David Leland, Representative Debbie Phillips, Representative Denise Driehaus, Representative Greta Johnson, Representative Heather Bishoff, Representative Jack Cera, Representative Janine Boyd, Representative John Boccieri, Representative John Patterson, Representative Kent Smith, Representative Kristin Boggs, Representative Martin Sweeney, Representative Michael Ashford, Representative Michael Sheehy, Representative Michelle Lepore-Hagan, Representative Mike Curtin, Representative Nick Celebrezze, Representative Nickie J. Antonio, Representative Stephanie Howse, Representative Stephen Slesnick, Representative Teresa Fedor, Mayor of Columbus Andy Ginther, Mayor of Akron Dan Horrigan, Mayor of Cincinnati John Cranley, Mayor of Dayton Nan Whaley, Mayor of Toledo Paula Hicks-Hudson, Mayor of Warrensville Heights Brad Sellers, Summit County Executive Russ Pry, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, DNC Member Pat Frost Brooks, DNC Member Ronald Malone, DNC Member Jocelyn Bucaro, DNC Member Isabel Framer, Executive Director of OAPSE/AFSCME, DNC Member Joe Rugola, Former US Senator John Glenn, Former Governor and US Representative Ted Strickland, Former Mayor of Cincinnati Mark Mallory, Former Mayor of Columbus Michael Coleman, Former Representative Connie Pillich, Political & Legislative Director, Ohio Pipe Trades Willie Koester, Political Coordinator, Laborers District Council of Ohio Kenny Holland, President & Directing Business Representative District Lodge 54t IAM & AW T. Dean Wright, Jr., President, AFSCME Ohio Council 8 John Lyall, President, Cincinnati Federation of Teachers Julie Sellers, President, Cleveland Teachers Union David Quolke, President, Ohio Federation of Teachers Melissa Cropper, President, SEIU Local 1199 Becky Williams, President, Toledo Federation of Teachers Kevin Dalton, Director of Governmental Affairs District Council 6, IUPAT Gary McPheron, Secretary Treasurer of Ohio AFL-CIO Petee Talley, AFGE National Vice President, District 6 Arnold Scott.
Mrs. Clinton is expected to deliver remarks Tuesday in New York City on how to break down the barriers holding Americans back and how to combat systemic racism and build ladders of economic opportunity for African American families.