Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley today announced additional endorsements from women community leaders across Ohio – South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo, Highland Hills Councilwoman Lillian Moore and Springfield Assistant Mayor Joyce Chilton.
“Ohioans and Ohio communities feel left behind by a Governor and Republican-dominated legislature whose priorities are focused on special interests, not the people of our state,” said Mayor Welo. “What we need is a governor who understands us and is willing to get it done for our communities by spurring innovation and attracting good-paying jobs. I know Nan Whaley works for us and will get it done for Ohio.”
“I’m honored by the support of these great women leaders from across Ohio,” said Mayor Whaley. “Our state’s diverse communities are what make Ohio great. And they could – and should – be even better. But our state is too busy catering to special interests and our communities are being ignored. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work so people in every corner of this state have the opportunity to thrive.”
Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley today released a campaign video about the dignity of work and her dedication to bringing good-paying careers back to Ohio once she’s elected Governor.
You can view the video at: https://youtu.be/u4maCwsgymc.
“If there’s one thing people should know about me, it’s this: I believe in the dignity of work,” said Whaley in the video. “It will be my job as Governor to get up every morning and make sure this state is moving, innovating and investing fast enough and smart enough to meet the demands of the jobs and economy of the 21st century.”
Ohio has trailed the nation on job growth for five years, and Ohioans’ earnings are consistently lower than the nation’s median wage.
“I believe work is more than a paycheck. Work is who you are; it’s your identity,” continued Whaley. “I won’t rest until everyone who wants to work, can work.”
As Mayor of Dayton, Whaley has delivered results every single day. The City has been able to cut its unemployment rate in half by spurring more than $1 billion in investment in the city and establishing a manufacturing task force to grow and create jobs.
The video will be accompanied by a significant online ad buy across the state.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley added the IBEW Local 82, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 162 and IAFF Local 136 to the growing list of local leaders and groups endorsing her campaign.
“After years of failed leadership that’s more interested in catering to special interests than listening to the workers of our state, we need someone who represents us in the Governor’s Office. That’s why we’re proud to endorse Nan Whaley for Governor of Ohio,” said IAFF Local 136 President Steve Dunham. “Nan gets it. She gets our communities. And she gets it done. That’s the kind of governor that Ohio needs.”
The labor organizations endorsing Whaley represent highly-skilled electrical workers, plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, service technicians, refrigeration fitters, welders, metal trades workers, gas fitters, instrument technicians, journeymen and firefighters in the Dayton area.
“Our state is home to the hardest-working people in the nation, and I’m proud of our skilled and talented workforce,” said Whaley. “What we don’t have is a governor and administration that respects the dignity of work. Our state needs forward-thinking leadership that prioritizes our workforce and is dedicated to bringing good-paying careers back to our state. And I look forward to bringing labor and our workers back to the table as we move our state into the future.”
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley today announced endorsements of her campaign for Governor from another group of local elected officials, adding their support to a growing list of community leaders and labor organizations from around Ohio.
“I am humbled to receive the support of these proven community leaders from around our state,” said Whaley. “They know that in order to move our state forward, we need bold new ideas and on-the-ground, community-focused leadership to get it done.”
Whaley picked up the endorsements of:
–David Berger, Mayor of Lima
–Nick Komives, Toledo City Councilmember-Elect
–John Boellner, Maumee City Councilmember
–Don Hollister, Miami Twp. Trustee-Elect
–Mike Moroski, Cincinnati School Board Member-Elect
–Richard Brown, State Representative, Ohio House District 20
–Chris Knisely, Athens City Council President
“I heartily endorse my friend and colleague, Nan Whaley, in her campaign to become Ohio’s Governor,” said Lima Mayor David Berger. “As a long-serving local government official and now as Dayton’s Mayor, Nan has demonstrated the ability to bring folks together, to lead efforts to attack and solve serious challenges and to create and pursue a vision of prosperity for all citizens.”
In August, Whaley announced that she had received the support of 27 local community leaders from around the state.
“I have great respect for Nan Whaley, and I’m excited to endorse her for Governor because of the progressive and proven leadership she’s shown in Dayton,” said Cincinnati School Board Member-Elect Mike Moroski. “She’s the only candidate we’ve seen bring bold ideas to the table, like universal pre-K and free community college, to address how we’ll prepare our kids and our workforce for the jobs of the future.”