From the daily archives: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Jena Powell, a Republican candidate for Ohio House of Representatives District 80, has political and familial ties to an organization that may have enabled former Rep. Wes Goodman’s duplicitous lifestyle.  The Forge, a Dayton, Ohio based conservative leadership academy caters to 16-24 young conservatives who are interested in entering politics. Powell’s brother, Justin, co-founded the organization with Adam Josefczyk in late 2014. It touts Ms. Powell’s primary victory in HD 80 as a success for the organization and uses her image and story in its promotional materials. Goodman is the “pro-family” representative from District 87, who resigned in […]

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