The Matriots PAC is now accepting applications for the November 2019 general election.

The Matriots’ focus will be primarily on races in Ohio’s most populous cities (communities with a population of 30,000+) and all school board races statewide. This ambitious endorsement program is open to approximately 50 cities and over 600 board of education districts throughout Ohio.

When considering candidates for endorsement, The Matriots PAC considers several factors including; campaign viability, the level of female representation in the district or office for which she is running, demonstrated commitment to public service, and an avowed interest in future campaigns or service to her community.

Candidates who embrace our beliefs and would like to be considered for endorsement and/or financial support in the 2019 general election should apply via the online application. The deadline to apply for consideration will be based on your filing deadline.


Filing Deadline Application Deadline
February 7, 2019 Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm
June 12, 2019 Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm
July 12, 2019 Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm
August 7, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

For more detailed information on our endorsement guidelines for the November 2019 general election, please click here.

Not a candidate, but would like to be kept apprised of The Matriots endorsement process? Click here!

The Matriots Class of 2019

One year after making our first political endorsements, The Matriots is now a force in Ohio politics. The Matriots is excited to endorse, support and encourage women candidates as they pursue elected office in Ohio.

The Matriots PAC endorsed a captivating slate of 9 candidates running for city council in the communities of Akron, Marion, Newark and Youngstown for the May 2019 primary election. These women are impressively talented and fiercely committed to their local communities. Five women successfully advanced to the general election and will be on ballots across the state on November 5, 2019.

Read more about the women and their campaigns at the button below. Please join us in supporting, encouraging, and, most importantly, voting for these women in November.


The Matriots PAC May Primary Election Endorsements

Ginger Baylor for Akron City Council, Member At-Large

Marilyn L. Keith for Akron City Council, Member At-Large

Linda Omobien for Akron City Council, Member At-Large

Veronica Sims for Akron City Council, Member At-Large

Janice Davis for Akron City Council, Ward 4

City of Marion

Tara Dyer for Marion City Council, Ward 5

City of Newark

Jen Kanagy for Newark City Council, Member At-Large

City of Youngstown

Ra’Cole Taltoan for Youngstown City Council, Ward 2

Samantha Turner for Youngstown City Council, Ward 3

The Matriots Class of 2018

In 2018 The Matriots PAC endorsed a slate of 34 candidates running for offices around Ohio. Our class of 2018 candidates ran for statewide, Ohio General Assembly, county commissioner, and local offices. The slate included Democrats and Republicans, first-time candidates and current officeholders.  With the help of The Matriots, the percentage of women in the 133rd Ohio General Assembly increased from 22 percent to 26 percent, the highest percentage of women serving in Ohio’s history.