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Ohio Federation of Republican Women Endorses

 

 
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2018
                           
Ohio Federation of Republican Women Endorses
Ohio Statewide Republican Candidates endorsed by GOP Women
  
COLUMBUS, OHIO  – The Board of Directors of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) has voted to endorse the statewide Republican candidates who will be appearing on Ohio’s November 6, 2018 general election ballot.
 
The Ohio Federation of Republican Women endorse the following; Jim Renacci for U.S. Senator, Mike DeWine & Jon Husted for Governor/Lt Governor, Dave Yost for Attorney General, Keith Faber for Auditor of State, Frank LaRose for Secretary of State, Robert Sprague for Treasurer, Mary DeGenaro for Ohio Supreme Court, Craig Baldwin for Ohio Supreme Court.
 
Jim Renacci, has the right experience to put Ohio first, born and raised in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Renacci earned a degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and became a Certified Public Accountant and financial advisor. Renacci is an experienced business owner who has successfully created over 1,500 jobs and employed over 3,000 people across Ohio. Renacci was elected U.S. Representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district in 2010, previously serving as city council president and two terms as Mayor of Wadsworth, Ohio. Dedicated family man and entrepreneur, Renacci knows what it’s like to put in each day’s hard work, while being fiscally responsible and helping those that depend on your leadership. Jim Renacci with proven experience will put Ohio first.
 
Mike DeWine currently serves as Ohio’s Attorney General and is the Republican candidate for Ohio’s Governor.  Family is at the core of everything Mike DeWine does, and that’s why he has devoted his life to fighting for Ohio’s families. Born in Springfield, Ohio, but grew up in neighboring Yellow Springs, Ohio. DeWine earned his Bachelor of Science degree in education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1969 and a Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University College of Law in 1972. Each day, his office deals with some of the largest barriers our state is facing: drugs, crime, and kids who are growing up in fragmented families. Mike has taken action and has made a real difference in people’s lives because he believes that public service is a public trust.  Attorney General DeWine has a long and distinguished career in public service, focusing on protecting Ohio children and families. DeWine served as Greene County Prosecuting Attorney, in the Ohio State Senate, in the United States House of Representatives, as Ohio Lieutenant Governor, and in the United States Senate.
 
Jon Husted currently serves as Ohio’s Secretary of State and is a conservative Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. He describes himself as a Christian, an American, a Conservative, and a Republican–in that order. Elected Secretary of State in 2010. Prior to beginning in public service, Jon worked with the Dayton-Area Chamber of Commerce and served as its Vice President for Economic Development. He was later elected to the Ohio House of Representatives where his Republican colleagues twice selected him to serve as Speaker of the House. Husted graduated from Montpelier High School and earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Dayton (UD). Husted is the only Ohio statewide elected official to have ever earned an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA). As House Speaker, he spearheaded the passage of comprehensive reform to Ohio’s concealed carry laws in order to protect law-abiding gun owners and put criminals on notice that their victims may not be defenseless. After the bill was vetoed, Jon stood up to the governor – of his own party – and courageously led the House’s vote to override the veto
 
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.  
 
Robert Sprague is running for Treasurer of State and will bring the type of ethical, innovative, problem-solving leadership to the office that Ohioans deserve. Sprague has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before becoming a Representative he served as auditor and treasurer for Findlay, Ohio, and served as a management consultant for Ernst and Young. In the Ohio House of Representatives, Robert led the effort to combat our state’s deadly opioid epidemic by working with law enforcement, community leaders and doctors to prevent prescription drug diversion, curb overdose deaths and improve our treatments systems.  Robert voted for $5 billion in tax cuts, eliminated an $8 billion budget deficit and ended numerous rules and regulations cramping job creation. Under Robert’s leadership, Ohio has created 450,000 new jobs and counting, but he knows there is more work to be done to ensure a strong financial future for our families. Dedicated to Ohio’s future, Sprague’s proven experience will bring more fiscal responsibility to Ohio. 
 
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 statewide Republicans appearing on the November 6, 2018 general election 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 [RenacciWithOFRW.jpg]: Congressman Jim Renacci endorsed by Ohio Federation of Republican Women. Left to Right: Nancy Maxwell President Xenia Republican Women's Club, Jolene Westafer Xenia Republican Women's Club, Jim Renacci US Representative District  Ohio 16, President Jo Broughton President Beavercreek Republican Women's Club,  CJ Bieghler OFRW District 8 Vice President

 

 

 

OFRW members hear Goldstein at FRWSC Picnic

 

 
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 16, 2018
                           
OFRW members hear Goldstein at FRWSC Picnic
OFRW Secretary Andrea Barnes and OFRW District 6 VP Brook Harless speaks with Dr. Beverly Goldstein
  
AKRON, OHIO  – Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) attended the Federated Republican Women of Summit County’s (FRWSC) recent Summer Picnic. The event was held at Craftsman Park in Akron.
 
Andrea Barnes, FRWSC President and OFRW Secretary, was joined by numerous other officers and members of the OFRW. Officers from FRWSC Secretary Kellie Patterson, 2nd VP Theresa Chmielewski, Treasurer Tara Gallagher,  and from Western Stark Republican Women’s Club (Westark) OFRW District 6 VP Brook Harless. 
 
Goldstein, running as the Republican nominee on the November 6th general election ballot for United States Congressional Representative for Ohio's 11th District was the featured speaker at the FRWSC Summer Picnic. Harless & Barnes held a discussion with Goldstein regarding some of her views for her race to become US District OH 11’s next Congresswomen.
 
“I will work to bring self reliance back to Ohio though educational opportunities and job training. Currently many Ohioans are held back by previously served criminal sentences, this needs to be reevaluated so that rehabilitated Ohioans have more and better work opportunities to provide a living for their families.  My most important issue is making sure former felons have new solid opportunities, along with addressing the massive adult illiteracy and “famine deserts” currently in our inner cities of D-11 ” responded Goldstein on the key primary goals of her tenure as Congresswomen if elected. When asked about the current state of US District OH 11 Goldstein said “While the Democratic Party has held elected control of our area for the last 35 years, life for the average resident has gotten worse. Illiteracy is up and job opportunities are down, each family deserves the right for growth opportunities that 35 years of empty democratic promises just have not done - Ohioans deserve better.”
 
Goldstein also is working with the OFRW Literacy Committee (Chair, Harless, Co-chair Fran DeWine and Co-chair, Barnes) on bringing statewide attention to the needs of literacy education of northeast Ohio. She went on to explain that the US District OH 11 Congresswomen is also responsible for helping reduce stifling regulations on businesses. “When government gets out of the way of businesses, entrepreneurs are better able to provide work opportunities for the American people” said Goldstein. For more information regarding Beverly Goldstein’s campaign visit www.beverly4congress.com.
 
“The Federated Republican Women of Summit County Republican hosted a wonderful event where the Republican women in Summit County could engage firsthand with Republicans running for office and learn of their stand on key voting issues. I look forward to working with Dewine, Barnes and Goldstein on more Ohio Federation of Republican Women Literacy events throughout Ohio.” stated Harless. 
 
FRWSC is chartered under the OFRW, club meetings and events typically are held the second Thursday of each month, locations and times varying throughout Summit County each month. “Our goal is to engage Republican women in the governmental processes of Summit County and our great country. With the election of our blessed President Donald J. Trump, many more hard working Americans and Ohioans want to be involved with their community.  The Federated Republican Women of Summit County is striving to bring more interactive opportunities with elected officials and candidates to Republican women equally no matter what their income demographic.” said Barnes. For more information regarding the FRWSC, visit www.frwsc.org.
 
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:  Left to Right: Dr. Beverly Goldstein spends time speaking with Republican Women; Kellie Patterson FRWSC Secretary, Dr. Beverly Goldstein candidate for U.S. Representative for Ohio's 11th District, Brook Harless OFRW District 6 VP, Andrea Barnes OFRW Secretary and FRWSC President.

 

 


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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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).

 



OFRW CONTACT INFORMATION

OFRW
President
Janet Kushlan
janet@theofrw.org

Treasurer
Jeneen Kubala
treasurer@theofrw.org

211 South Fifth Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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(614) 456-2054

 

OFRW Communications

Chair
Andrea Barnes, OFRW Secretary 
andrea@theofrw.org

 

Press Release

Janet Kushlan, OFRW  President
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