THE MATRIOTS 2024 PRIMARY ELECTION ENDORSEMENT APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Please check back here for information regarding our General Election endorsements process following the March 2024 Primary Election.
The Matriots envision a world where all women have equality, influence, and power. We exist to advance women’s equal participation in all aspects of political life in Ohio. We endorse and support women candidates who share our values and demonstrate the vision and ability to conduct a robust, competitive campaign.
2024 Guidelines for Candidates
Our Beliefs and Principles
As Matriots we believe in and fight for:
- Equality, equity, health, safety, and independence for all women.
- Dominion over our bodies, access to affordable health care services.
- Healthy, safe, and secure communities for us, and our families.
- Economic independence including equal access to education, and workplaces safe from discrimination and sexual harassment.
- Political empowerment for women resulting in gender parity in a representative government.
In our work to realize our vision, The Matriots are guided by these principles:
- Political participation is essential to secure and safeguard our rights, we believe that not to act is to act.
- We all have an obligation to lead by example.
- Inclusive, non-partisan cooperation creates change.
- Power is generated through strategy and influence
- We believe in building community.
General Election Consideration
The Matriots endorsement process is open to candidates running in both contested and uncontested races.
Primary Election Consideration
The Matriots endorse in contested primaries.
To better serve our mission to endorse, support, and encourage women candidates across the state, we will open our endorsement process in 2024 to women running for races for:
- County Administrator
- County Auditor
- County Clerk of Courts
- County Commissioner
- County Coroner
- County Engineer
- County Fiscal Officer
- County Prosecuting Attorney
- County Recorder
- County Sheriff
- County Treasurer
- Ohio State House of Representatives
- Ohio State Senate
- Ohio Supreme Court Justice
- State Board of Education
If you do not see the office you are running for reflected here, please contact The Matriots endorsement team (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 Matriots Endorsement Application asks for demographic and values information for The Matriots to consider when making endorsement decisions.The Matriots Endorsement Application
The Matriots is NOT registered to endorse or fund federal campaigns.
The Matriots does NOT endorse or fund municipal or county judicial races.
Previously Endorsed Candidates:
Endorsed candidates Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 must reapply each election cycle.
Endorsement Application Deadline:
The deadline for all Primary Election Endorsement Applications is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Applications for primary endorsement received after that date/time will not be considered.
Access The Matriots Endorsement Application via our Microsoft Form.The Matriots 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 Primary 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 applications will take place upon submission. The Matriots does not consider candidates who have not completed an application by the given deadline. After review of a candidate’s application, the endorsement committee may advance applicants to a screening interview.
The Matriots 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 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 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 board of directors ultimately votes upon the recommendation of the endorsement committee for endorsement and funding recommendations. The Matriots reserves the right to withdraw their endorsement at any time they see fit upon the recommendation of the endorsement committee and The Matriots Board of Directors.
You must complete the Endorsement Application to be considered for an endorsement.