THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENT APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.
The Matriots is a nonpartisan political action committee dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process at all levels of government in Ohio. We endorse and support women candidates who share our values and demonstrate the vision and ability to conduct a robust, competitive campaign.
» The well-being of our families, communities, and country is directly impacted by the economic independence, health and safety of women. Key factors in ensuring the health and safety of women are the values of economic empowerment, equity and independence, dominion over their bodies, access to education, and the ability to live and rear children in a healthy, safe and prosperous environment.
» As this country’s majority gender, chief consumers, and lead caregivers of our families, women must support legislation and public policy to control their own well-being and that of their families. Political participation is key to achieving this.
» Women-friendly policy and legislation are vital to good government and will provide a healthy way forward from our present political stalemate.
» We believe that not to act is to act.
To better serve our mission to endorse, support, and encourage women candidates across the state, we will open our endorsement process in 2023 to women running in races for:
- City Mayor
- City Council
- City Auditor
- City Treasurer
- City Clerk
- City Attorney
- City Law Director
- Municipal Court Clerk
- School Board President
- School Board Member
- Township Trustee
- Township Fiscal Officer
- Village Mayor
- Village Manager
- Village Council
- Other Municipal Races
If you do not see the office you are running for reflected here, please contact The Matriots PAC (Endorsement@matriotsohio.com) directly to confirm eligibility.
Endorsed candidates will uphold Matriot values, attend events, and be in collaboration with our membership. All candidates extended endorsement will be considered for financial contributions.
The General Election Endorsement Application asks for demographic and values information for The Matriots to consider when making endorsement decisions.Matriots General Endorsement Application
The Matriots PAC does NOT endorse or fund municipal judicial races.
Previously Endorsed Candidates:
Endorsed candidates Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022 must reapply each election cycle.
Endorsement Application Deadline:
The deadline for all General Election Endorsement Applications is now 7 p.m. on Sunday August 20, 2023. No applications for endorsement received after that date/time will be considered.
Access the General Election Endorsement Application via our Microsoft Form.Matriots General Endorsement Application
Application and Endorsement Process
If you embrace our beliefs and would like our endorsement and/or financial support, please complete and submit the online application (matriotsohio.com/apply) for endorsement consideration. All candidates under consideration for endorsement must submit a completed application by the stated deadline.
The General Endorsement application can be found on The Matriots website. Once you have successfully completed the online application, you will receive a confirmation message and an email of your responses. If you do not receive a confirmation message please connect with Fizz White at 513-226-6407 or Endorsement@matriotsohio.com.
Review of candidate’s application will take place upon submission. The Matriots PAC does not consider candidates who have not completed an application, nor does The Matriots PAC extend the deadline. After review of a candidate’s application, the endorsement committee may advance applicants to a screening interview.
The Matriots PAC has established an endorsement committee for the purpose of evaluating candidates and recommending, where appropriate, support for and/or endorsement of women candidates who embrace our priorities. The Matriots PAC believes it is a great responsibility to support women candidates in their quest for elected office; thus, the endorsement committee will conduct its work through the lens of the mission, beliefs, and values of the organization.
The Matriots PAC also considers the following when screening applicants: campaign viability, the level of female representation in the district or office in which she is running for, a demonstrated commitment to public service, and an avowed interest in future campaigns or service to her community.
The Matriots PAC board of directors ultimately votes upon the recommendation of the endorsement committee for endorsement and funding recommendations. The Matriots PAC reserves the right to withdraw their endorsement at any time they see fit upon the recommendation from the endorsement committee and Matriots PAC Board of Directors.
You must complete the General Election Endorsement Application to be considered for an endorsement.