Ted Strickland Announces Endorsements from 124 SE Ohio Democratic Leaders

COLUMBUS, OH — Today the Ted Strickland for Senate campaign announced that Ted has earned the endorsement of 124 Southeast Ohio Democratic leaders.

“I am honored to have earned the support of these leaders who share my commitment to fighting for Ohio’s working people,” said Ted Strickland. “Southeast Ohio is where I’m from, I care deeply about this region, and I’m grateful for this outpouring of support. I’m running to fight for Ohio’s working people like the ones I grew up with because that’s who I care about — and that’s who I’ll always stand up for in the U.S. Senate.”

“Ted Strickland is one of us,” said State Senator Lou Gentile. “Ted knows the people of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, and they know and trust him. As our U.S. Senator, we know that we can count on Ted to fight for good paying jobs, to make college more affordable and to protect the retirement security of our seniors. Ted understands our values and will be committed to serving the interests of hardworking Ohioans, unlike Rob Portman who only serves the special interests and Washington power brokers.”

The Strickland campaign previously announced a coalition of endorsements from NW and NE Ohio Democratic leaders as well.

The list of SE Ohio Democratic Leaders announced today includes:

  • Athens City Auditor Kathy Hecht

  • Athens City Councilmember Christine Fahl

  • Athens City Councilmember Jeffrey Risner

  • Athens City Councilmember Jennifer Cochran

  • Athens City Councilmember Michele Papai

  • Athens City Councilmember Peter Kotses

  • Athens City Council President Christine Knisley

  • Athens City Law Director Lisa Eliason

  • Athens County Clerk of Courts Ann Trout

  • Athens County Commissioner Charlie Adkins

  • Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel

  • Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason

  • Athens County Democratic Party Chair John Haseley

  • Athens County Engineer Jeff Maiden

  • Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Keller J. Blackburn

  • Athens County Recorder Jessica Markins

  • Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith

  • Athens County Treasurer Bill Bias

  • Bellaire City Council Robert L. Koteles

  • Belmont County Commissioner Ginny Favede

  • Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas

  • Belmont County Commissioner Matt Coffland

  • Belmont County Democratic Party Chair Gordie Longshaw

  • Carroll County Clerk of Courts William R. Wohlwend

  • Carroll County Commissioner Tom White

  • Carroll County Democratic Party Chair Jane Linder

  • Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams

  • Chillicothe City Councilmember Alicia M. Gray

  • Chillicothe City Councilmember David Tatman

  • City of Toronto Auditor Lisa Bauman

  • City of Toronto Treasurer James Orsini

  • Columbiana County Clerk of Courts Tony Dattilio

  • Columbiana County Democratic Party Chair Larry Bowersock

  • Columbiana County Prosecutor Bob Herron

  • Columbiana County Treasurer Linda Bolon

  • Coshocton County Democratic Party Chair Breanne Smith

  • Former Gallia County Commissioner Justin Fallon

  • Former Guernsey County Democratic Party Chair Bob Bruner

  • Former Mayor of Batesville Mary Ann Carpenter

  • Former Mayor of Belle Valley Sheila Baker

  • Former Mayor of Mingo Junction John Fabian

  • Former Mayor of Summerfield James Parks III

  • Former Monroe County Commissioner John Pyles

  • Former Monroe County Commissioner Mark Forni

  • Former State Representative Nick Barborak

  • Former State Senator Kinsey Milleson

  • Gallia County Democratic Party Chair Carole Rousch

  • Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Adkins

  • Gallia County Sheriff Joseph R. Browning

  • Harrison County Clerk of Courts Leslie Milliken

  • Harrison County Commissioner Bill Host

  • Harrison County Commissioner Dale Norris

  • Harrison County Democratic Party Chair Rich Milleson

  • Harrison County Recorder Tracy Boyer

  • Harrison County Recorder Vicki Sefsick

  • Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers

  • Hocking County Democratic Party Chair Bill Henderson

  • Holmes County Democratic Party Chair Les Roach

  • Jackson City Councilmember Ron Queen

  • Jackson County Democratic Party Chair Justin Skaggs

  • Jackson County Democratic Party Vice Chair Wendell Brunton

  • Jefferson County Democratic Party Chair John Abdalla

  • Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla

  • Lawrence County Clerk of Courts Mike Patterson

  • Lawrence County Democratic Party Chair Craig Allen

  • Lawrence County Treasurer Steve Burcham

  • Marietta City Councilmember Kathy Downer

  • Marietta City Councilmember Roger Kalter

  • Martins Ferry Auditor Rita K. Randall

  • Martins Ferry City Councilmember Jack Regis

  • Martins Ferry City Council President Kristine Davis

  • Mayor of Amesville Gary Goosman

  • Mayor of Amsterdam Gary Pepperling

  • Mayor of Athens Steve Patterson

  • Mayor of Belpre Mike Lorentz

  • Mayor of Buchtel John L. Sullivan

  • Mayor of Chillicothe Luke Feeney

  • Mayor of Glouster Miles Wolf

  • Mayor of Marietta Joe Matthews

  • Mayor of McArthur and Vinton County Democratic Party Chair Kim Wortman

  • Mayor of New Boston William D. Williams Jr.

  • Mayor of Shadyside Robert Newhart

  • Mayor of Trimble Doug Davis

  • Mayor of Waverly Greg Kempton

  • Mayor of Wintersville Robert Gale

  • Mayor of Yorkville Blair Closser

  • Monroe County Clerk of Courts Beth Ann Rose

  • Monroe County Commissioner Carl Davis

  • Monroe County Commissioner Tim Price

  • Monroe County Democratic Party Chair Heber Piatt

  • Monroe County Democratic Party Vice Chair John Curtis

  • Monroe County Recorder Ann Block

  • Monroe County Sheriff Chuck Black

  • Muskingum County Democratic Party Chair Jack Boyd

  • Nelsonville City Councilmember Taylor Sappington

  • Noble County Sheriff Stephen S. Hannum

  • Pike County Clerk of Courts John Williams

  • Pike County Commissioner Blaine Beekman

  • Pike County Commissioner Fred Foster

  • Pike County Commissioner Harry Rider

  • Pike County Democratic Party Chair Joyce Leeth

  • Pike County Engineer Denny Salisbury

  • Pike County Recorder Misty Brewster

  • Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader

  • Pike County Treasurer Ed Davis

  • Powhatan Point Mayor Mark McVey

  • Ross County Commissioner Steve Neal

  • Ross County Democratic Party Chair and Chillicothe City Councilmember Dustin Proehl

  • Ross County Recorder Kathy Dunn

  • Ross County Treasurer Jerry Byers

  • Scioto County Auditor David L. Green

  • Scioto County Democratic Party Chair Randy Basham

  • Scioto County Engineer Craig J. Opperman

  • Scioto County Recorder Gail Alley

  • Scioto County Treasurer William Ogg

  • State Representative Debbie Phillips

  • State Representative Jack Cera

  • State Senator Lou Gentile

  • Tuscarawas County Commissioner Belle Everett

  • Tuscarawas County Commissioner Chris Abbuhl

  • Tuscarawas County Democratic Party Chair Gail Garbrandt

  • Washington County Democratic Party Chair Willa O’Neill

  • Wellston City Councilmember Nick Rupert

  • Wellston City Council President Chris Brenner

Strickland has also earned endorsements from: President Bill Clinton; U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown; Ohio U.S. Representatives Joyce Beatty, Tim Ryan and Marcia Fudge; The United Auto Workers; The AFL-CIO; The Ohio State Council of Machinists; The Ohio College Democrats; The Ohio Education Association; The Tri County Regional Labor Council; The Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6; the Communications Workers of America District 4; UFCW Local 75; The Transport Workers Union, Ohio-Michigan State Conference; The Ohio Association of Public School Employees; The Youngstown Warren Black Caucus; MoveOn.org; Senator Elizabeth Warren; 29 NE Ohio Democratic Leaders; 30 NW Ohio Democratic Leaders; The Ohio Democratic County Chairs Association; The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party.

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