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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio


Contact: Stephanie Kollmann Baker, [email protected], 614-969-9470

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio Endorses Second Round of Candidates in 2020 Elections

Columbus, OH – Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio (PPAO) is excited to announce their second round of endorsed candidates for state races in 2020.

For years, Planned Parenthood has been under siege from state and national leaders trying to limit or outright eliminate access to reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion, and comprehensive sexual health education. Now more than ever it is vital that we stand with candidates who stand with Planned Parenthood, and who are committed to guaranteeing reproductive health care for Ohioans regardless of their income, zip code, or insurance status.

Statement from Bridgette Tupes, Board Chair at Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:

“Despite recent favorable rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court, Ohioans are still under attack from irresponsible and dangerous federal and state policy targeting reproductive health care access, education, and funding. The 2020 election offers an important opportunity to change the direction of our state by electing leaders to the Ohio legislature and Supreme Court who reflect the values we know the majority of Ohioans support. We need elected officials who our patients and supporters can count on – who will, without reservation, preserve and invest in reproductive health care and sexual health education for all Ohioans.”

Our endorsed reproductive rights defenders:

Jennifer Brunner for Ohio Supreme Court

John P. O’Donnell for Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Senate

Joel O'Dorisio, SD 2

Kathy Wyenandt, SD 4

Mark Fogel, SD 6

Daniel Brown, SD 8

Charles Ballard, SD 10

Ryan Ottney, SD 14

Crystal Lett, SD 16

Betsy Rader, SD 18

Tom Jackson, SD 24

Craig Swartz, SD 26

Michael Fletcher, SD 30

Ohio House

Alison Theiss, HD 1

Joan Sweeny, HD 7

Monique Smith, HD 16

Nancy Day-Achauer, HD 23

Dontavius Jarrells, HD 25

Sara Bitter, HD 27

Matt Shaughnessy, HD 36

Joe Campbell, HD 38

Willis Blackshear, Jr., HD 39

Leronda Jackson, HD 40

Cate Berger, HD 41

Amy Cox, HD 43

Nancy Larson, HD 47

Michelle Novak, HD 53

Morgan Showen, HD 54

Zach Stepp, HD 55

Chris Stanley, HD 59

Adam Dudziak, HD 61

Erin Rosiello, HD 62

Alan Darnowsky, HD 65

Rachael Morocco, HD 67

Donna Beheydt, HD 69

Kevin Barnet, HD 70

Mark Carr, HD 71

Kim McCarthy, HD 73

Garrett Westhoven, HD 76

Charlotte Owens, HD 78

Cynthia Richards, HD 79

Tiffanie Roberts, HD 86

Chris Liebold, HD 88

Alexis Miller, HD 89

Scott Dailey, HD 91

Beth Workman, HD 92

Katie O'Neill, HD 94

Alaina Swope, HD 97

Richard Dana, HD 99

These 49 endorsed candidates represent communities all over Ohio that benefit from access to sexual and reproductive health care and education. PPAO represents 22 health centers in both of Ohio’s Planned Parenthood affiliates, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region. More than 80,000 patients received services from Planned Parenthood health centers in Ohio last year.

These endorsed candidates have pledged their commitment to defending bodily autonomy for their constituents. We look forward to working with these dedicated leaders to not only protect but expand access to reproductive health care in Ohio.


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


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