Ohio Secretary of State tells federal commission that voter fraud happens, but is rare

Soon after taking office, President Donald Trump assembled an election integrity commission to investigate his theory that millions of people voted illegally in last year’s presidential election. On Monday, Ohio’s top election official wrote in a letter to Trump’s panel that it didn’t happen in Ohio, a swing states crucial to Trump’s victory. Ohio Secretary […]

Marsy’s Law approved for November ballot

Ohio voters will decide this November whether to strengthen crime victims’ rights enumerated in the state constitution by voting on Marsy’s Law for Ohio. Officially called the Ohio Crime Victims Bill of Rights, the proposed constitutional amendment was certified Monday by the Ohio secretary of state. If the measure is approved by voters, Ohio would […]

Poll: 57 percent of Ohioans approve of Governor Kasich, evenly split on Senators

Ohio Gov. John Kasich enjoys an approval rating of 57 percent – the 20th highest gubernatorial rating in the country, according to a poll released Tuesday morning. While the lame duck governor — who is term limited and leaves the office in 2018 – has battled with the General Assembly over the budget bill, budget […]

Taylor officially announces run for Ohio governor

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said Friday in Cleveland that she plans to run for governor in 2018, making her the fourth Republican candidate to officially jump in the race. In her prepared remarks at the City Club of Cleveland, Taylor said she would build on the progress made during current Gov. John Kasich’s tenure in […]

Mayberry named Republican of the Month for May

The Marion County Republican Central and Executive Committee tapped Billy Mayberry as the May 2017 Republican of the Month. Mayberry was born in Marion and spent his school-aged years between Marion and Delaware, Ohio, graduating from Rutherford B. Hayes High School in Delaware in 1996. He pursued his information technology ability by purchasing a local […]

Democrats file to run for State Treasurer and Auditor

Two more Ohio Democrats have filed paperwork to run for statewide office in 2018: former Cincinnati mayoral candidate Rob Richardson Jr. for treasurer and ex-U.S. Rep. Zack Space for state auditor. Richardson, a labor attorney, came in third during the May 2 Cincinnati mayoral primary with slightly more than 20 percent of the vote. It […]

Rep. Pelanda backs legislation to streamline in-person absentee voting process

The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation that updates various laws pertaining to voter registration, as well as procedures for casting, processing and reviewing in-person absentee ballots. The goal of House Bill 41, sponsored by Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville), is to ensure that in-person absentee voters are afforded the same streamlined process as Election […]

DeWine officially announces run for Ohio Governor

Finally spilling one of the worst-kept secrets in Ohio politics, Attorney General Mike DeWine entered the Republican race for governor in 2018 on Sunday. Speaking to dozens of supporters at his annual ice-cream social at his nearly 200-year-old country home, DeWine pledged action on a number of problems facing the state – including improving education […]

Rep. Pelanda steps down as Ohio House Majority Floor Leader

State Representative Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) announced that she will be stepping down from her role as Majority Floor Leader for the Ohio House Republican Caucus, effective Thursday. “It has been a tremendous honor to be elected Majority Floor Leader by my colleagues in the House, and it will be an opportunity that I will always […]

Marion County Republican Party seeks applicants for City Council President

The Marion County Republican Party is seeking candidates for consideration to fill the unexpired term of Marion City Council President. The local GOP were recently notified by the current President, Dr. Scot Gray, that he would be stepping down effective June 12, 2017. “We are saddened to lose the leadership and experience that Dr. Gray […]