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COLUMBUS, OH — Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio (PPAO) proudly announces its 2018 candidate endorsements for legislative races across Ohio.

“Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio is committed to ensuring that Ohioans have access to the 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 for all of the women, men, and young people in Ohio,” said Iris E. Harvey, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio.

A complete list of currently endorsed candidates is available on Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio’s website.

Newly Endorsed Candidates for Ohio Senate:

Paul Bradley for District 5                        Louise Valentine for District 19

Sara Bitter for District 7                            Adam VanHo for District 27

Sharon Sweda for District 13                   Lauren Friedman for District 29

Scott Dailey for District 17                        Melinda Miller for District 31                                            

Newly Endorsed Candidates for Ohio House of Representatives:

Kevin Barnet for District 1                       Paula Hicks-Hudson for District 44

Lane Winters for District 2                       Lorraine Wilburn for District 48

Tristam Cheeseman for District 4           Susan Vaughn for District 51

Phillip Robinson for District 6                Kelly Kraus Mencke for District 55

Aziz Ahmad for District 7                          James Johnson for District 57

Terrence Upchurch for District 10           Patty Lawrence for District 65

Juanita Brent for District 12                     Jeff Richards for District 66

Bride Rose Sweeney for District 14        Kathleen Tate for District 68

Cassimir Svigelj for District 16                 Jeremy Blake for District 71

Mary Lightbody for District 19                 Kim McCarthy for District 73

Beth Liston for District 21                         Randi Clites for District 75

Russ Harris for District 23                         John Kennedy for District 76

Allison Russo for District 24                     Brett Pransky for District 77

Erica Crawley for District 26                    Amber Daniels for District 78

Christine Fisher for District 27                 Amanda Finfrock for District 79

Jessica Miranda for District 28                Glenn Coble for District 86

Sedrick Denson for District 33                Mary Pierce-Broadwater for District 87

Tim Piatt for District 36                             Rachel Crooks for District 88

Casey Weinstein for District 37               Joe Helle for District 89

Elliott Kolkovich for District 38                Beth Workman for District 92

Ryan Taylor for District 40                        Taylor Sappington for District 94

Zach Dickerson for District 42                 Kristine Geis for District 97

Lisa Sobecki for District 45


Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio supports advocacy for women’s reproductive health and women’s rights, including grassroots organizing, community education, and lobbying. www.ppao.org


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