ENDORSEMENTS

The Matriots Class of 2019

One year after making our first political endorsements, The Matriots is now a force in Ohio politics. We are thrilled to share our first two waves of Matriots-endorsed candidates for the upcoming general election.

Our endorsement and research committees have been hard at work, interviewing and researching women running for office across the state. This first wave of candidates will be joined by many other candidates as filing deadlines approach in August for board of education offices. Below you will find a qualified and captivating group of candidates running for city offices and board of education.These women are impressively talented and fiercely committed to their local communities.

The Matriots PAC also endorsed a slate of candidates running for the May 2019 primary election. Five women successfully advanced to the general election. 

Please join us in supporting, encouraging, and, most importantly, voting for these women in November.

Matriots Class of 2019

Akron

Ginger Baylor for Akron City Council, At-large

Marilyn Keith for Akron City Council, At-large (primary endorsement)

Linda Omobien for Akron City Council, At-large

Veronica Sims for Akron City Council, At-large (primary endorsement)

Janice Davis for Akron City Council,  Ward 4 (primary endorsement)

Barberton

Shannon Wokojance for Barberton City Council, Ward 1

Dayton

Shenise Turner-Sloss for Dayton City Commission

Columbus

Elizabeth Brown for Columbus City Council

Liliana Rivera Baiman for Columbus City Council

Shayla D. Favor for Columbus City Council

Carol Beckerle for Columbus Board of Education

Kimberley Mason for Columbus Board of Education

Tina Pierce for Columbus Board of Education

Elyria

Holly C. Brinda for Mayor of Elyria

Garfield Heights

Tenisha Mack for Garfield Heights City Council, Ward 2

Hilliard

Tina Cottone for Hillard City Council

Cynthia Vermillion for Hilliard City Council

Lakewood

Meghan F. George for Mayor of Lakewood

Tess Neff for Lakewood City Council, Ward 1

Mansfield

Jean Taddie for Mansfield City Council, Ward 6

Maple Heights

Annette Blackwell for Mayor of Maple Heights

Toni Jones for Maple Heights City Council, District 2

Marion

Kelly Carr for Marion City Auditor

Tara Dyer for Marion City Council, Ward 5

Sue McGowan for Mayor of Marion

Newark

Jen Kanagy for Newark City Council, At-large

Reynoldsburg

Meredith Lawson-Rowe for Reynoldsburg City Council, Ward 4

Shanette Strickland for Reynoldsburg City Council, Ward 1

Stow

Amber Zibritosky for Stow Clerk of Courts

Strongsville

Kelly Kosek for Strongsville City Council, Ward 3

Wooster

Nell Reardon for Mayor of Wooster

Youngstown

Ra’Cole Taltoan for Youngstown City Council, Ward 2 (primary endorsement)

Samantha Turner for Youngstown City Council, Ward 3


The Matriots Application Process

The Matriots PAC is not currently accepting applications for the November 2019 general election, our application deadline has passed.

 

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.