SANDUSKY — When you're running for governor, it's good to have friends.
Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican running for governor, seems to have many supporters in Erie and Ottawa counties.
On Thursday, state Sen. Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, and state Rep. Steve Arndt, R-Port Clinton, officially endorsed Husted.
Diana Talmage, a Republican state committee member from Ottawa Hills, is the Lucas County chairman for Secretary of State Jon Husted’s campaign for governor.
COLUMBUS – The Husted for Governor campaign has announced that the secretary of state has secured local leaders to chair his campaign operations in each of the 88 Ohio counties.
Ohio is, in 2017, a much stronger state than we were in 2009.
We’ve made incredible progress in the Statehouse in trying to make Ohio a better and more prosperous place to start a business, create jobs and get an education. But even still, our state continues to lag in many ways. Ohioans make less today than they did just 30 years ago, and our wages are slipping - even when compared to other states.
The Husted for Governor campaign today announced 35 county Republican Party chairs and vice chairs have endorsed Jon Husted in the 2018 Gubernatorial Election.
“We continue to see a groundswell of grassroots support for Jon Husted that is unmatched by any candidate on either side of the aisle,” said Joshua Eck, spokesman for Husted for Ohio. “These are the foremost campaign organizers from around the state who helped Donald Trump win Ohio by 8-points and become President, who are now all prepared to work hard to make sure Jon Husted is Ohio’s next Governor.”
Over the past few years, a lot of work has been done in order to raise Ohio's economy from the devastation of the recession and put us back on the path to prosperity. But that work is not nearly finished. Ohio's and the nation's economy is changing and we must work harder - and smarter - than ever before if we are going to take our state to the next level. This work will require forward-thinking, conservative leadership.
That is why I am announcing my endorsement of Jon Husted to be the next Governor of the State of Ohio.