COLUMBUS, Ohio— Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio proudly announces its first slate of 2016 endorsements for legislative candidates in state races.

“Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio is committed to ensuring that Ohioans have access to affordable, high quality health care they need and deserve. Each of the candidates receiving our endorsement have demonstrated their unwavering commitment to protecting reproductive rights, health care, and health education to all of the women, men, and young people in Ohio,” said Iris E. Harvey, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio.

“Access to reproductive health care and health education is at stake at the next election. It is critically that all Ohioans go to the polls in November to vote for candidates that place their personal health and community well-being ahead of politics.”

PPAO is expected to complete their second round of endorsements in early September. A complete list of currently endorsed candidates is available at www.ppao.org/candidates/ .

Endorsed Candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives

House District 8         Kent Smith

House District 11        Stephanie Howse

House District 13        Nickie Antonio

House District 16        Tommy Greene

House District 18        Kristin Boggs

House District 20        Heather Bishoff

House District 22        David Leland

House District 26        Hearcel Craig

House District 33        Alicia Reece

House District 34        Emilia Sykes

House District 35        Greta Johnson

House District 39        Fred Strahorn

House District 44        Mike Ashford

House District 45        Teresa Fedor

House District 46        Michael Sheehy

House District 56        Dan Ramos

House District 58        Michele Lepore-Hagan

House District 75        Kathleen Clyde

Endorsed Candidates for the Ohio Senate

Senate District 24       Emily Hagan

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