APPLY FOR ENDORSEMENT – NEW DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SOS CERTIFICATION
The Matriots PAC 2022 application for endorsement is now open!
Due to redistricting maps not yet approved, we have extended our deadline for Primary endorsement consideration.
The NEW EXTENDED deadline to apply for August 2 primary endorsement consideration is the date set by Ohio Secretary of State for Ballot Certification. This date has not yet ben set by the Ohio SOS. We strongly encourage candidates running for office in 2022 to apply as soon as possible.
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.
In an effort to best serve our mission to endorse, support and encourage women candidates across the state, we will open our endorsement process in 2022 to women running for:
- Attorney General
- Auditor of State
- Secretary of State
- Treasurer of State
- State Senator
- State Representative
- State Board of Education
- County Auditor
- County Executive
- County Council
- County Commissioner
- County Recorder
- Judicial Offices – only State Supreme Court
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.
The Matriots PAC is NOT registered to endorse or fund federal campaigns.
After extensive discussion and review of the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct, The Matriots PAC has decided to only make endorsements for statewide Supreme Court judicial races in 2022.
Previously endorsed candidates:
Endorsed candidates Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021 must reapply each election cycle.
Primary election considerations:
We will focus efforts on competitive primaries.
Key Matriots PAC Application Deadlines
TBD SOS BALLOT CERTIFICATION DATE: Deadline for August 2nd Primary Election consideration All partisan candidates who would like to be considered for endorsement for the August 2nd Primary are encouraged to apply ASAP. The deadline will be midnight on the date set by SOS for ballot certification for the agreed upon map. THAT DATE HAS NOT YET BE SET DUE TO THE REDISTRICTING DECISIONS.. THE MATRIOTS PAC WILL WAIT FOR THE DATE AS SET BY THE OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CERTIFICATION.
JUNE 30, 2022: Deadline for Nov 8 General Election consideration: All candidates who would like to be considered for endorsement for the general election must submit an application by midnight. This is the FINAL deadline for all 2022 endorsements.
Please read the Endorsement Guidelins for Candidates before completing your application; If you do not have access to a Gmail account, you must create an account to fill out the application.
STANDARD APPLICATION – (ALL OFFICES EXCEPT JUDICIAL)STANDARD – Apply for Standard Endorsement Consideration STANDARD Endorsement Guidelines for Candidates
JUDICIAL APPLICATION – (OHIO SUPREME COURT ONLY IN 2022)JUDICIAL – Apply for Judicial Endorsement Consideration JUDICIAL Endorsement Guidelines for Candidates
All candidates under consideration for endorsement must submit a completed application by the stated deadline. The Matriots PAC does not consider candidates who have not completed an application.