Nan Whaley grew up in a small town in Indiana but fell in love with Ohio while attending the University of Dayton and shortly after decided to run for City Commission and Mayor. Under her leadership as Mayor, Dayton has turned a corner. Nan brought folks together to take on the community’s toughest challenges, including tackling the opioid crisis, cutting overdose deaths by half and saving hundreds of lives. She led the fight to take on a broken education system and provide quality pre-k to every three- and four-year-old in the city. Dayton has become vibrant again as new people and businesses move into the city.
Now, Nan is running for governor because she knows our state is fundamentally broken and Ohioans deserve better. The same special interests and corrupt politicians have been in charge for 30 years as our state has fallen further behind. Nan knows we can build a better Ohio. An Ohio where one job is enough to provide for your family. An Ohio where your kids have real opportunities. An Ohio where everyone — no matter your zip code — can thrive.Nan Whaley for Ohio
The Matriots know that when women lead, all of Ohio benefits. As a nonpartisan group, we value leaders who roll up their sleeves to deliver for their constituents – and no one does that better than Nan. With two former mayors on the ticket, we know Nan and Cheryl Stephens will make Ohio better for everyone. We’re proud to support this historic ticket and we’ll do everything we can to elect Ohio’s first all-female gubernatorial ticket.
– Emily Quick Schriver, CEO of The Matriots PAC