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The Ohio Federation of Republican Women

The OFRW Board of Directors voted to endorse the 5 statewide unopposed Primary Republicans.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2018
                           
Ohio Federation of Republican Women Endorses
Unopposed Primary Republicans endorsed by GOP Women
  

Columbus, Ohio – The Board of Directors of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) has voted to endorse those unopposed Republicans who will be appearing on Ohio’s May 8 Republican primary ballot.

Those Ohio executive branch positions endorsed were Keith Faber for Auditor, Frank LaRose for Secretary of State and Dave Yost for Attorney General. Judicial branch endorsements for the Supreme Court of Ohio were for Justice Mary DeGenaro and Judge Craig Baldwin.

Keith Faber is running for Ohio’s Auditor of State.  Faber is a native of Celina and has been serving the residents of Ohio in the Ohio House of Representatives(R-84) and as Ohio Senate President. He earned his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University.  Representative Faber leads with the goal of making Ohio the best place to live, work and raise a family – focusing on creating jobs, promoting economic growth and stability, streamlining government, cutting taxes, and investing in health and education.

LaRose is running for Ohio’s Secretary of State. He served in the U. S. Army’s 101st Airborne and the U.S. Special Forces as a Green Beret.  During his decade in uniform around the globe,  he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class and received numerous commendations and honors, including the Bronze Star.  LaRose is from Hudson, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University. Most recently LaRose has been serving in the Ohio Senate (R-27), helping cut regulations on small businesses.

Yost is running for Ohio’s Attorney General. He has spent his life looking for truth and fighting for justice. Yost served as the prosecutor for Delaware County, where he won convictions against the county’s largest drug ring, and successfully prosecuted Delaware’s first ever capital murder case.  His work as Auditor of State has led to criminal convictions for 140 corrupt public officials, uncovering close to $30 million in Medicaid fraud and found more than $220 million in efficiency savings for government.  

Justice DeGenaro was recently appointed as the 159th member of the Ohio Supreme Court and is seeking re-election. She previously served 17 years on Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals. She has also served as adjunct professor of Political Science at Youngstown State University and as a member of the Poland Village Council. DeGenaro earned her law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and was admitted to practice in the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.

Judge Baldwin is running for  a seat on the Ohio Supreme Court. He currently sits on Ohio’s Fifth District Court of Appeals. Baldwin received his law degree from Capital University and served in private practice before beginning his service on the Bench with the Domestic Relations Division of the Licking County Court of Common Pleas.  Judge Baldwin has served by assignment on the Ohio Supreme Court. He has served with the Ohio Supreme Court’s Task Force on the Funding of Ohio Courts.

“As the elected spokesperson of the most influential group of Republican women in Ohio, I reaffirm the OFRW’s unified support of the unopposed Republicans appearing on the May 8 primary ballot. We stand solidly behind these Republicans and will continue to work day and night to defend our constitution, uphold our conservative principles and elect our GOP candidates,” said OFRW President Janet Kushlan.

The OFRW, founded in 1929, is a statewide organization of hundreds of members in constituent clubs. It is the largest, most powerful political organization in Ohio providing the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leaders of Ohio. The OFRW is a multi-generational, multi-cultural organization providing the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish. It is federated under the National Federation of Republican Women. For more information regarding the OFRW, visit 
www.theofrw.org.

 

 

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CUTLINE [DCGOPLDD]: Ohio Federation of Republican Women members are shown at the recent Darke County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner with Republicans running unopposed on the primary election ballot. Left to right are Republican Candidate for Ohio Auditor of State, Keith Faber, Denise Robertson (Preble), Mary Beth Kemmer (Miami), Wavelene Denniston (Darke), Kathy DeWeese (Champaign), Candidate for re-election to the Ohio Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro, Stephanie Garrett (Preble), Lyn Bliss (Darke), Vivian Foreman (Darke), Cindy Pike (Darke, Mary Gray Kinneson (Darke).

 

 

Excerpt from the OFRW By-laws

 

Article III: Policy

1. In a contested primary no member of the Board of Directors shall use her position to endorse a candidate. If found in violation by the Board of Directors, the member shall be removed from office.
2. No Club, or its President, shall use the name of the Club to endorse any candidate in any contested primary, from the national to the local level. If found in violation by the Board of Directors, revocation of membership may result.
3. If a nominee in a primary election is invited to a club, all Republican nominees for that office shall also be invited. All Republican nominees in a contested primary shall be provided the opportunity for equal exposure.
4. No OFRW, or Club Officer, shall use her position to support a candidate running on any opposition ticket.
5. In all non-partisan elections, Federated Republican Women should support only Republican candidates.
6. Members are encouraged to become active in primaries as individuals.
7. Federated Republican Women should work for the selection of qualified Republicans to appointive local and state offices, boards and commissions