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OFRW members hear LaRose at Greene County Lincoln Day Dinner

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2018

OFRW members hear LaRose at Greene County Lincoln Day Dinner
OFRW Vice President Mary Beth Kemmer speaks with Frank LaRose


BEAVERCREEK, OHIO: Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) first vice president Mary Beth Kemmer attended the Greene County Republican Party’s recent Lincoln Day Dinner. The event was held at the Beavercreek Golf Club in Beavercreek.


Kemmer, a member of The Miami County Republican Women’s Club, was joined by numerous other officers and members of the OFRW from Xenia Republican Women’s Club and The Beavercreek Republican Women’s Club.


Frank LaRose, running unopposed on the May 8 Republican primary ballot for Secretary of State was at the event. Kemmer held a discussion with LaRose regarding some of his views on his race to become Ohio’s Secretary of State.


“I will strive to protect the integrity of elections” responded LaRose when asked what the primary goal of his tenure as Secretary would be if elected.


LaRose also said he would like to put plans in place that will encourage young people to become excited about the election process. He went on to explain that the Secretary of State is also responsible for licensing businesses and corporations in Ohio and he would strive to make that process friendlier for entrepreneurs.


When asked why the Secretary of State Race in Ohio and other states, is being targeted by the national Democrat party, La Rose responded that in Ohio it is an effort to control the Congressional redistricting process. He is in support of the current redistricting anti­-gerrymandering bill.


LaRose currently serves the in the Ohio Senate (R­27). He has authored laws many laws that support the Secretary of State’s office, including ones that protect the integrity of the ballot box, modernize voter registration and prevent voter fraud. LaRose has worked to cut burdensome regulations on small businesses and streamline communication between state government and small business owners.


“The Greene County Republican Party, under OFRW member Jan Basham’s leadership as Party Chairman, hosted a wonderful event where the Republican voters in Greene County could meet Republicans running for office and learn firsthand of their strengths.” stated Kemmer.


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 multi­generational, multi­cultural 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 [LaRose­MB.jpg]: Frank LaRose (left), running unopposed for Ohio Secretary of State on the May 8 Republican primary ballot discusses duties of the Ohio Secretary of State’s office with Ohio Federation of Republican Women’s first vice president Mary Beth Kemmer (right).
 

 

 

 

 

 


OFRW members hear Faber speak

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2018

OFRW members hear Faber speak
Republican Women of Hancock County attend GOP event
 
FINDLAY, OHIO ─ Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) member and President of the Republican Women of Hancock County (RWHC) Linda Casey recently attended the Hancock County Lincoln Day Dinner. The dinner was sponsored by the Hancock County Republican Party. Other RWHC officers joining Casey at the event were RWHC treasurer Deb Seng and RWHC secretary Mandy Lobdell.
 
Keith Faber spoke to the group regarding his goals when elected Ohio Auditor of State. Faber is a Celina attorney, former president of the Ohio Senate and current member of the Ohio House of Representatives (R-84). He will be unopposed on the May 8 Republican primary ballot for Ohio Auditor of State.
 
RWHC members joined Faber for a short discussion regarding his candidacy for Auditor. Faber said the Ohio legislature should keep the focus on the opioid crisis. As auditor, he would scrutinize Medicaid spending on treatment as well as educational programming and prevention. The only sure-fire solution is to convince kids not to start using.  If elected Ohio auditor, he said he would hunt down wasteful spending in big state programs and little town governments, in the “not very effective” Ohio Department of Education, in hospitals and medical offices that overbill Medicaid, and from state-funded treatment programs he figures are failing opioid addicts 80 percent of the time. “Ohio is blessed to have such an outstanding slate of Republican candidates!” stated Casey.


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 [Faber-Hancock.jpg]:  Left to Right: Representative Keith Faber (R-84) spends time speaking with Republican Women of Hancock County officers; Treasurer Deb Seng, President Linda Casey and Secretary Mandy Lobdell. Faber is unopposed on the May 8 Republican primary ballot for Ohio Auditor of State.

 


OFRW members hear Yost speak 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2018

OFRW members hear Yost speak
District 5 VP Cindy Bias attends luncheon      

              
MANSFIELD, OHIO ─ Members of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) recently attended a luncheon sponsored by the Richland County Republican Party. Dave Yost was the featured speaker. Yost is currently Ohio Auditor of State and is running unopposed for Ohio Attorney General on the Ohio Republican ballot for the May 8 primary election.


OFRW District Five Vice President Cindy Bias, a member of Richland County Republican Women (RCRW), had a brief meeting with Yost to discuss further points Yost had made during his speech to the luncheon group.


Bias said that Yost addressed the group regarding school safety, making three points he would focus on as Ohio Attorney General – acknowledging there are over 3,000 schools in Ohio, so each will take time to accomplish. First would be a single point of entry for schools. Secondly, establish a state bond to cover the expense of transitioning schools to single entry and other identified safety measures. Thirdly, improve time necessary for first responders to reach schools.


“Auditor Yost was very informative and engaging, he feels very strongly about protecting our children while in school and the steps as Attorney General he wants to take to make sure another school shooting tragedy does not occur.” stated Bias.


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 [Bias-Yost.jpg ]: Following the Richland County Republican Party’s recent luncheon, members of the Richland County Republican Women met with Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. Yost is running unopposed for Ohio Attorney General on the May 8 Republican primary ballot. Left to Right: RCRW President Mary Ellen Lawrentz, Yost and OFRW District 5 Vice President Cindy Bias.

 


Federated Republican Women support Faber, DeGenaro and Baldwin


 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2018

Federated Republican Women support Faber, DeGenaro and Baldwin
GOP women attend Darke County Lincoln Day Dinner


BRADFORD, OHIO ─ Members from seven Federated Republican Women’s clubs recently attended the Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored by the Darke County Republican Party. The event was held at the Stillwater Golf Course. The Clubs are all federated through the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) and are members of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW).


OFRW members were there in support of the Republican Party and Republicans who are running for statewide election to executive offices and judicial positions. Those Republicans in attendance who are unopposed in the upcoming May 8 primary election are Keith Faber for Ohio Auditor of State, Justice Mary DeGenaro and Judge Craig Baldwin for Ohio Supreme Court. All three have been endorsed by the OFRW.


In the race for auditor, Faber sounded a warning shot for bureaucrats and politicians who frivolously spend the public’s money. “Look, I have no sympathy for elected officials who are not doing their jobs. I have even less sympathy for elected officials who are abusing their job.” Faber has served Darke County as Ohio State Representative and Ohio State Senator. He and his family live in Celina.


In her view of service to the Supreme Court of Ohio, Justice DeGenaro states, “I will work diligently, fairly, and collegially with the other justices on the Court. And I will do my part to make sure the public continues to have confidence in their Supreme Court.” Justice DeGenaro served nearly 17 years as a judge on the Seventh District Court of Appeals in Youngstown prior to her Supreme Court appointment. The appointed term ends Jan. 1, 2019 for a seat up for election in November 2018.She and her husband live in Poland.


Judge Baldwin explained his view regarding proper functioning of the court system, by stating he wants to be a state elected justice to help set the standard for how judges should lead, "We are to interpret the law and not make the law," he said. "We should let the legislators make the law."
Judge Baldwin has served on Ohio’s Fifth District Court of Appeals since 2013. He lives with his family in Licking County.


Members of the OFRW in attendance were from Canfield Republican Women’s Club (CRWC), Champaign County Republican Women’s Club (CCRWC), Darke County Republican Women’s Club (DCRWC), emPOWERED Republican Women (eRW), Greater Dayton Women’s Republican Club (GDRWC), The Miami County Republican Women’s Club TMCRWC), and Preble County Republican Women’s Club (PCRWC). OFRW officers in attendance were First Vice President Mary Beth Kemmer (TMCRWC), District 7 Vice President Robin Dodge (GDWRC) and Immediate Past President Lyn Bliss (eRW), “What a wonderful evening to share with our Republicans running for office,” stated Bliss, a Darke County resident. “Events like this give the voters a chance to personally meet and evaluate those Republicans who wish to serve. That is an invaluable tool for decision making prior to voting.”


Featured speaker for the event was J.D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”.


Congressman Warren Davidson (OH-08) was provided a brief update on work being done in the United States House of Representatives.


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, visitwww.theofrw.org.
 

 

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PHOTO MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT: http://www.ofrw-ftp.site/DCGOPLDD.jpg
CUTLINE [DCGOPLDD.jpg]: Ohio Federation of Republican Women members join unopposed state level Republicans running in theMay 8 primary election at the Darke County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner. Left to right are: Keith Faber running for Ohio Auditor of State, Denise Robertson (PCRWC), OFRW First Vice President Mary Beth Kemmer (TMCRWC), Wavelene Denniston (DCRWC), Club President Kathy DeWeese (CCRWC), Justice Mary DeGenaro running for re-election to the Ohio Supreme Court (CRWC), District 5 Republican State Central and Executive Committeewoman Stephanie Garrett (PCRWC), OFRW Immediate Past President Lyn Bliss (eRW), Vivian Foreman (DCRWC), Cindy Pike (DCRWC),and Mary Gray Kinneson (DCRWC).

 


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).

 

 


OFRW CONTACT INFORMATION

OFRW
President
Janet Kushlan
janet@theofrw.org

Treasurer
Jeneen Kubala
treasurer@theofrw.org

211 South Fifth Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
office@theofrw.org 
(614) 456-2054

 

OFRW Communications

Chair
Andrea Barnes, OFRW Secretary 
andrea@theofrw.org

 

Press Release

Janet Kushlan, OFRW  President
janet@theofrw.org