The deadline to apply for general election consideration was May 30, 2020. 

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.

Our beliefs:

» 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 economic security, dominion over their bodies, access to education, and the ability to live and rear children in a healthy, 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.

 Eligible Candidates

In an effort to best apply our capacity, and to serve our mission to endorse, support and encourage candidates across the state, we will focus our endorsement process in 2020 to women running for:

  • county office (including County Administrator, Clerk of Courts, Commissioner, Coroner, County Council, Fiscal Officer, Engineer, Prosecuting Attorney, Recorder, Sheriff, and Treasurer)
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Ohio House
  • Ohio Senate
  • Ohio State Board of Education

In the primary election, The Matriots will focus efforts on competitive primaries.

The Matriots are not registered to endorse or fund federal campaigns.

After extensive discussion and review of the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct, The Matriots PAC has declined to make endorsements in judicial races (with the exception of Ohio Supreme Court) in 2020.

Endorsed candidates Class of 2018 or 2019, must reapply each election cycle.

All candidates under consideration for endorsement must submit a completed application by the stated deadline. The deadline to apply for consideration prior to the primary election was January 3, 2020. 

The Matriots PAC does not consider candidates who have not completed an application. 

Questions can be directed to Elissa Schneider at or 614-580-5109.

Endorsement Guidelines for Candidates