WE  endorse ISSUE 21

Issue 21 is receiving enthusiastic and diverse support across our Franklin County communities.

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as we approach Election Day.

ORGANIZATIONS ENDORSE ISSUE 21
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce

  • Columbus Urban League

  • Columbus State Education Association

  • IMPACT Community Action

  • YWCA Columbus

  • The Merry Makers Club

  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 284

  • St. Vincent Family Center

  • Columbus Partnership

  • The Baptist Ministerial Alliance of Columbus & Vicinity

  • The Baptist Pastor Conference of Columbus & Vicinity

  • Greater Columbus Arts Council

  • Franklin County Democratic Party

  • Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio

  • Columbus/Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council

  • I Know I Can

  • Westerville Chamber of Commerce

  • Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City Lodge #9

  • NAACP of Columbus

  • United Way of Central Ohio

  • Human Service Chamber of Franklin County

  • Reynoldsburg City School District Board of Education

  • Central Ohio Labor Council AFL-CIO

  • Goodwill Columbus

  • Columbus Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 67

NEWS OUTLETS ENDORSE ISSUE 21

  • The Columbus Dispatch

  • Columbus Business First

  • The Minority Columbus Communicator

  • African American News Journal

  • The Somali Link

ELECTED OFFICIALS ENDORSE ISSUE 21

  • Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs

  • State Representative Erica Crawley

  • State Representative Adam Miller

  • State Representative David Leland

  • State Senator Andrew Brenner

  • State Senator Hearcel Craig

  • State Senator Tina Maharath

  • Commissioner Marilyn Brown

  • Commissioner Kevin Boyce

  • Commissioner John O’Grady

  • County Auditor Michael Stinziano

  • County Prosecuting Attorney Ron O’Brien

  • County Recorder Danny O’Connor

  • County Treasurer Cheryl Brooks Sullivan

  • County Clerk of Courts Maryellen O’Shaughnessy

  • Sheriff Dallas Baldwin

  • Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther

  • Grove City Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage

  • Columbus City Auditor Megan Kilgore

  • Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein

  • Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin

  • Columbus City Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown

  • Columbus City Councilmember Mitchell Brown

  • Columbus City Councilmember Rob Dorans

  • Columbus City Councilmember Shayla Favor

  • Columbus City Councilmember Emmanuel Remy

  • Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson

  • Pleasant Township Trustee Nancy Hunter

  • Columbus City School Board President Jennifer Adair

  • Columbus City School Board Member Carol Beckerle

  • Columbus City School Board Member Eric Brown

  • Columbus City School Board Member Michael Cole

  • Columbus City School Board Member Tina Pierce

  • Columbus City School Board Member James Ragland

  • Columbus City School Board Member Ramona Reyes

  • Gahanna-Jefferson School Board President Beryl Brown Piccolantonio

  • Westerville City School Board Member Nancy Nestor-Baker

  • South-Western City School Board Member David Donofrio

  • Reynoldsburg City School Board President Debbie Dunlap

  • Worthington City School Board Member Sam Shim

OTHER INDIVIDUALS & BUSINESSES ENDORSE ISSUE 21

  • Rev. Dr. Keith Troy, New Salem Baptist Church

  • Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, First Church of God

  • Former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman

  • Former Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka

  • American Electric Power

  • Nationwide

  • Jed Morison, Superintendent/CEO of Franklin County Developmental Disabilities

  • Franklin County Democratic Party Chairman Michael Sexton

  • Franklin County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Doug Preisse

  • Matt Borges, Chairman Emeritus, Ohio Republican Party; Trustee, Columbus State Community College

  • OhioHealth

  • Cardinal Health

  • L Brands

  • Abbott

  • Elford 

  • Diversified Development Group, Inc.

  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

  • Mohan Viddam, CEO of Halcyon Solutions, Inc

  • Luper Neidenthal & Logan

  • Former Congresswoman Deborah Pryce

  • Former Speaker Jo Ann Davidson

  • Former Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo

  • Former State Senator David Goodman

  • Former State Senator Kevin Bacon

  • Former State Representative Anne Gonzales

  • Former Upper Arlington City Councilmember Erik Yassenoff

  • Jamie Greene, Principal of Planning NEXT

  • Cameron Mitchell, Founder/CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

  • David Miller, President of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

  • President of The Interdenominational Alliance of Columbus, Elder John Coats of Metropolitan Church of God in Christ

  • Bishop Greg Draper of Perfecting Churches Fellowship

  • Rev. Kevin Cooper Sr. of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Rev. Aimee Anderson of St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Bishop Donald J. Washington of Mt. Herman Baptist Church

  • Rev. Joel King Jr. of Union Grove Baptist

  • Rev. John S. Little of Resurrection Baptist Church

  • Rev. Timothy Liggins of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal

  • President of Baptist Pastors Conference of Columbus & Vicinity, Rev. Frederick V. LaMarr of Family Missionary Baptist Church

  • President of Baptist Ministerial Alliance of Columbus & Vicinity, Rev. Jonathan Morehead of Hosack Baptist Church

  • Rev. Otha Gilyard of Shiloh Baptist Church

  • Rev. Howard Washington of Second Baptist Church

  • Bishop Jerome H. Ross of Triedstone Baptist Church

  • Christie Angel, President and CEO, YWCA Columbus

  • Stephanie Hightower, President and CEO, Columbus Urban League

  • Don DePerro, President and CEO of Columbus Chamber of Commerce

  • Dianne Radigan, Former Trustee, Columbus State Community College

  • Jim Smith, CEO Elford; Board Chair, Columbus State Foundation

  • Dr. Richard D. Rosen, Vice Chair, Columbus State Community College Board of Trustees

  • Lisa Gossett, Trustee, Columbus State Community College 

  • Angela Neumann, Board Member, Columbus State Foundation

  • Keith Key, Board Member, Columbus State Foundation

  • Rosetta Brown, Board Member, Columbus State Foundation

  • Poe Timmons, Former Trustee, Columbus State Community College

  • Michael E. Flowers, Former Trustee, Columbus State Community College

  • Cathy M. Lyttle, Former Trustee, Columbus State Community College

  • Josh Harrison, President of Improving

  • Dr. Thomas Habegger, Westerville

  • Rick Ritzler, Chief Talent Officer of g2o

  • Greg Tacchetti, Chief Information and Strategy Officer of State Auto Insurance Company

  • Bill Jordan, President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

  • Susan Lewis Kaylor, President and CEO of St. Vincent Family Center

  • Robert J. Tannous, Managing Partner of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

  • Larry James, Managing Partner of Crabbe, Brown & James LLP

  • Janet Chen, Chief Executive Officer of ProMusica

  • Michael L. Corey, Executive Director of Human Services Chamber of Franklin County

  • Michael Wilkos, Senior Vice President, Community Impact, United Way of Central Ohio

  • Lewis R. Smoot Jr., Senior Vice President of Smoot Construction

  • Marjory Pizzuti, President/CEO of Goodwill Columbus

  • Southeast Healthcare

  • Michael Kipp, Engineering and Maintenance Manager, Nationwide Insurance

  • Barbara Smith, CSCC Alum, Nationwide Insurance

  • Hans Buckner, Nationwide Insurance

  • Alex and Renee Shumate

  • Curt and Elaine Moody

  • Terri and David Gehr

  • Tracy and David Harrison

  • Ron and Ann Pizzuti

  • Michael F. Curtin

  • Aletha Shipley

  • Renee Smith

  • Bob and Jane White

  • Mark Williams

  • Autumn Spitler

  • Bryan Curtiss

  • Chuck Davis

  • Darien Velasquez

  • Devan Quitter

  • Emily Block

  • Fred Douglas

  • Jacob (Jack) Popovich

  • Tim Butcher

  • Jacqueline Jenkins

  • Jason Love

  • Annie Mallonee Clausen

  • Kelly Weir

  • Bob and Mary Frances Restrepo

  • Jeff Akers

  • Joshua LaRue

  • Lisa Upperman

  • Lori Gage

  • Martin Maliwesky

  • Minetta Minnick

  • Paula Teeter

  • Regina Randall

  • Rick Hatcher

  • Stephanie Albrecht

  • Tracy La Mar-Nickoli

  • William Hickman

  • Jeff Dodge

  • Renee Fambro

  • Nichole Glover

  • Robb Coventry

  • Twila Wiley

  • Aaron Minnick

  • Sam Hawkins

  • Kirk Dickerson

  • Shelley Toale

  • Rachel Lustig

  • Vincent Sperrazza

  • Sean Asbury

  • Rebekah Shoaf

  • Jolene Broshious

  • Jan Rogers

  • Nancy Case

  • Lisa Gordon

  • Vincent Cocozza

  • Kelly Hogan

  • Chris Emswiler

  • Stacir Odhner-Sibley

  • Kevin Rooney

  • Tracy Garrett

  • Stephen Dackin

  • Karen Kyle

  • Pat Fabrisi

  • Nicholas Grimmer

  • Ronald Dance

  • Mary Hooker-Myers

  • Eve Suiter

  • Rebecca Butler

  • Todd Warner

  • Jill Billman-Royer

  • Larry Hilsheimer

  • Allysen Todd Croyle

  • Dale Gresson

  • Kevin Kasson

  • Paul Boaz

  • Beth Boy

  • Amanda Cecil

  • Franklin Myers

  • Rachel Schutt-Hinsch

  • Nicholas Hinsch

  • Richelle Simonson

  • David Gelo

  • Sylvia Bellinger

  • Doug Wright

  • Elycia Taylor

  • Judith Anderson

  • Rachel Brooks-Pannell

  • Kristen Oganowski

  • Heather Johnston

  • Heidi Hubmann and Joe Rettof

  • Skip and Linda Weiler

  • Linda and Wes Shinn

  • Sally and Andy Hackett

  • Dale and Gloria Heydlauff, Upper Arlington

  • Dr. Karen Heinzerling

  • Michael and Sarah Bongiorno

  • Beth Bates

  • Lana and Ed Hillebrand

  • Jill Frost

  • Kent Fisher

  • Molly Ward

  • Bill LaFayette

  • Pam and Curt Bishop

  • Terrance Liette

  • Deborah Bertsch

  • Cheryl Hay

  • Tracey Walterbusch

  • Karen Riley

  • Julie Mosca

  • Joshua Wickham

  • Kevin Hicks

  • Jeanette Ferguson

  • Cathy Johnson

  • Lee Schreiner

  • Mabel Freeman

  • David Deal

  • Lauren Jones

  • Patricia Hickey

  • Chad and Chrissy Wilson

  • Kyle and April Katz

  • Sandra Stephenson

  • Kristen Treadway

  • Tony Mandator

  • Melanie Gresson

  • Susan Donohue

  • Mark Dudgeon

  • Curt Laird

  • Jan Ellis

  • Adam and Vanessa Keller

  • Heather McCloud

  • Jaimie Allen

  • Tonya Berry

  • Thomas Capps-Harshaw

  • Napoleon Bell

  • Robert Hamilton

  • Flo Plagenz

  • Toni Bell

  • Andi Jones Hamilton

  • Connie Grossman

  • Beth Vetter

  • Clyde Piatt

  • Tracy Davidson

  • Mark Bragg

  • Julia Cattaneo

  • Greg Tacchetti

  • David P. Corey

  • Jeffrey Spain

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