(Columbus) – United States Senate candidate Frank LaRose announced endorsements today from more than 150 conservative leaders across Ohio.
LaRose’s broad army of supporters come from all walks of life and represent a diverse background of local GOP leadership, from mayors, county officeholders and state legislators to county Republican Party chairs and members of state and county GOP leadership committees.
“There’s one thing money can’t buy in Ohio politics, and that’s a battle-tested, grassroots organization that’s been proven successful in four statewide elections,” said LaRose, a Green Beret combat veteran and current reservist.
“I learned in the Army the success of any mission often depends on the team you take with you into battle.”
“Many of these great Ohioans have had my back for years, and I’m honored and humbled to have them with me again in this mission. We’re fired up and ready to retire Sherrod Brown and take back control of our United States Senate.”
LaRose is the only candidate seeking the Republican primary nomination who’s run and won four statewide elections, two primaries and two general election contests.
As Bernie Moreno withdrew his candidacy and Matt Dolan lost a primary election, LaRose won re-election as Secretary of State last year with more votes than anyone in the history of the office and with nearly 100,000 more votes statewide than Sherrod Brown received in his last election.
Recent polling consistently shows LaRose as the strong, double-digit leader of the Republican primary field and a serious threat to Brown, a 48-year politician who’s proven to be one of the most resilient politicians in state history.
What they’re saying:
“As dangerous ideology continues to creep into our schools, we need a fighter to protect our children from a radical agenda. As a father of school-aged girls, Frank LaRose understands what we’re up against and has the courage to take on the liberal agenda.”
– Josh Williams, Ohio House of Representatives
“When others talk a big game, Frank LaRose acts. No one outworks Frank and no one is more dedicated to fighting for Ohio values – even when it’s hard. We saw that first hand with Frank leading on Issue One. Frank is the fighter we need as our next U.S. Senator.”
– Tom McCabe, Mahoning County Republican Party Chair
“With a 100% pro-life voting record and guided by faith, Frank LaRose is the warrior we need in the US Senate to protect the sanctity of life and protect the unborn and our future generations.”
– Bonnie Ward, Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Member
“As a decorated combat veteran, Frank LaRose fought to protect our nation at home and abroad. At this critical moment in our country, we need a battle-tested conservative who won’t back down from a fight. Frank is the strongest candidate in the race and I’m proud to endorse him for the US Senate.”
– Mike Loychik, Ohio House of Representatives
“Frank LaRose is the only candidate positioned to beat Sherrod Brown and continue President Trump’s agenda to make America great again.”
– Greg Simpson, Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Member and Former Clermont County GOP Chairman
Endorsements: Greg Simpson, Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Member and Former Clermont County GOP Chairman, Clermont County; Allison Zwicker, Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Member, Mahoning County; Bonnie Ward, Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Member, Pike County; Ron Maag, Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Member, Warren County; Cindy Abrams, State Representative, Hamilton County; Josh Williams, State Representative, Lucas County; Mike Loychik, State Representative, Trumbull County; Doug Deeken, Wayne County Republican Party Chair, Wayne County; Tom McCabe, Mahoning County Republican Party Chair, Mahoning County; Linda Walker, 2nd Amendment Advocate, Licking County; Randy Dodds, Logan County Sheriff, Logan County; Dee Talmage, Former Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Member and Lucas County GOP Chair, Lucas County; Jerry Hruby, Mayor of Brecksville, Cuyahoga County; Brett Kolb, Fulton County Republican Party Chair, Fulton County; Don Robart, Former Mayor Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County; Mark Messer, Mayor of Lebanon, Warren County; Rob Radway, Hardin County Republican Party Executive Committee Chair, Hardin County; Russ Moore, Gallia County Republican Party Chair, Gallia County; Rodney Barnett, Scioto County Republican Party Chair, Scioto County; Angela White, Former Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee Member, Fairfield County; Don Brown, Former Guernsey County Republican Party Chair, Guernsey County; Tom Kneeland, Former Gahanna Mayor, Franklin County; Jim Kiefer, Cincinnati West Republican Club President, Hamilton County; Dan Harkins, Former Clark County Republican Party Chair, Clark County; Linda Horning Pitt, Mayor of Crestline, Crawford County; Jack Reser, Logan County Auditor, Logan County; Gary Risch, Former Marion County Republican Party Chair, Marion County; Dave Burke, Union County Commissioner, Union County; Aaron Borowski, Brooklyn City Council, Cuyahoga County; Marshall Combs, Darke County Commissioner, Darke County; Matt Aultman, Darke County Commissioner, Darke County; Jason Francis, West Union Village Councilman, Vice Chair Adams County Central Committee, President of the Adams County Republican Club, Adams County; JD Kaplan, Vice President of the Dublin Republican Club, Franklin County; Scott Caron, Columbiana Exempted Village School District, Columbiana County; Jeff Bertram, Huron County Republican Party Central Committee Chair and Candidate for Norwalk Mayor, Huron County; Tom Gentile, Jefferson County Republican Party Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, Jefferson County; Mark Robinson, Logan County Commissioner, Logan County; Mary Duncan, Waterville City Council, Lucas County; Doris Layfield, Vice President of the Mahoning Valley Women’s Republican Club, Mahoning County; Nancy Epstein, Past-President Mahoning County Republican Women’s Club, Mahoning County; Anthony P Capretta, Medina County Auditor, Medina County; Tony Badalamenti, Portage County Commissioner, Portage County: Matt Kelley, Portage County Auditor, Portage County; Steve Tharp, Vice Chair of the Stark County Republican Party and Chairman of the Western Stark County GOP, Stark County; Meri Stemple, Cuyahoga Falls Neighborhood Ambassador, Summit County; Ron Koehler, Summit County Councilman, Summit County; Gloria Rodgers, Summit County Councilman, Summit County; Darlene Hicks, Warren County Republican Party Central Committee, Warren County; Charlie Schilling, Washington County Commissioner, Washington County; Mariah Votel Brown County Recorder, Brown County; Kerry Steed, Clinton County Commissioner, Clinton County; Glen Feichtner, Crawford County Central Committee Vice Chairman, Crawford County; Mike Stegall, Former Darke County Commissioner, and President of the Darke County Republican Men’s Club, Darke County; Barry Momyer, Harrison County Republican Party Vice Chair, Harrison County; Dave Daniels, Highland County Commissioner, Highland County; Thom Seymour, Lake County Republican Party Central Committee, Lake County; Dave Moore, Lorain County Commissioner, Lorain County; Mike Tinlin, Portage County Commissioner, Portage County; Brook Harless, Plain Township Trustee, Stark County; Eva Yarger, Van Wert County Prosecutor, Van Wert County; Cindy Waugh, Vinton County Auditor, Vinton County; Jill Cole, Blue Ash City Council, Hamilton County; Mike Petrella, Wintersville Mayor, Jefferson County; Brian Lowdermilik, Stow City Council, Summit County; Nate Mundy, West Carrollton School Board, Montgomery County; Tina Kelly, Clayton City Council, Montgomery County; Dr. Charles Feicht, Former Muskimgum County Coroner, Muskingum County; Vic Pallotta, Former Cuyahoga Falls Councilman, Summit County; Susan Truby, Former Cuyahoga Falls Development Director, Summit County; Scott M. Haws MBA, PMP, Plain Township Trustee, Stark County; Jane Lynch, President of the Fayette County Women’s Republican Club, Fayette County; Tyler Herrmann, Delaware County Young Republican President and Powell City Council Candidate, Delaware County; Anita Moore, Candidate for Gallia County Clerk of Courts, Gallia County; Ron Kantner, Vice Chair of the Auglaize County Republican Party Central Committee, Auglaize County; Bo Powell, Morgan Township Trustee, Morgan County; Scott Donaldson, Liberty Township Trustee, Delaware County; Stiney Vonderhaar, Former Vice Mayor of Evendale, Hamilton County
Grassroots Activists and Community Leaders: Dan Mayo, Clinton County; Bev Mayo, Clinton County; Pastor Nate Freeman, Jefferson County; Isaac Demerest, Lucas County; Lucinda Oyer, Carroll County; Marilyn Sessions, Portage County; Frank Rogers, Jefferson County; Nancy Collin, Summit County; Regina McManus, Trumbull County; Brenda Harden, Morrow County; Eric Kennedy, Mahoning County; Jack Boyle, Cuyahoga County; Pastor Jeff Jemison, Cuyahoga County; Todd Appelbaum, Franklin County; Robert Allen, Lucas County; Derrick Anderson, Mahoning County; Denny Zimmet, Mahoning County; Toni Slusser, Mercer County; Vicki Hanson, Meigs County; Cherise Wilson, Hamilton County; Jeff Erb, Williams County; Ed Zell, Hocking County; Judy Zell, Hocking County; Marge Gillespie, Licking County; Melony Baker, Logan County; Fran Rensi, Jefferson County; Pat Banaszak, Clark County; Dave Banaszak, Clark County; Belinda Cook, Clinton County; Craig Cook, Clinton County; Steve Loos, Franklin County; Rev. John T. Coats II, Franklin County; Larry Levine, Franklin County; Steve Priestap, Fulton County; Jim Szep, Geauga County; Chuck Emery, Highland County; Linda Ragsdale, Jefferson County; Mark Longo, Jefferson County; Stephanie Rouse, Jefferson County; Carolyn Cole, Jefferson County; Sondra Lott, Jefferson County; Brian Moffat, Jefferson County; Gennie Baker, Jefferson County; Don Materniak, Jefferson County; Chris Weiss, Lake County; Tom Cole, Lorain County; Bob Aurandt, Mahoning County; Mary Aurandt, Mahoning County; Diane Hodgson, Mahoning County; James Hodgson, Mahoning County; Sonia Kennedy, Mahoning County; Russell Layfield, Mahoning County; Heidi Vestre, Muskingum County; Joyce Young, Noble County; Ed Davidian, Summit County; John Chapman, Summit County; PJ Hughes, Warren County; Donna Hughes, Warren County; Larry Hollingshead Warren County; Chris Sutter, Warren County; Brian Boyer, Wayne County; Olivia Boyer, Wayne County; Justin Starlin, Wayne County; Diane Noonan, Butler County; Cal Ruebensaal, Cuyahoga County; Alexis Lewis, Erie County; Susan Laing, Hamilton County; Richard Herriott, Huron County; Kelly Mayer, Lawrence County; Edwina Campbell, Licking County; Mark Natoli, Tuscarawas County; Bob Heinly, Cuyahoga County; Greg Kimble, Tuscarawas County; Flite Friemann, Washington County; Bob Hare, Brown County