Well, it may be gray and white outside, but inside it is all
red, white, and blue as we head in to this historic primary
March 4. It is important that Republicans show some enthusiasm
at the polls and that the national press is given NO opportunity
to remark on Ohio Republicans' lackluster showing.
We soon will have our nominee, while the Democrats continue
their close and divisive race. This will give us
an enormous opportunity to win the White House this fall.
We all need to be soldiers in this fight. Each and every
one of you can recruit, convince, and campaign for the GOP. This
is an opportunity for Institute members to be involved and relevant.
For all of you on the ballot this March, good luck to you. You
can rest assured that the members of the Institute will
be cheering you on and following the election results closely.
It's been tough, I know, for many of you candidates--and not
always fun--but we are proud of you for having the courage to
be in the arena. God bless you all!
Rebecca Prem Groppe
Randy Ostry LeHoty
State Central Committee
State Central Committee
Clerk of Courts
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Committee, please email your information to Carol Porter at
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contact Carol with race results after the polls close on March
is regressing in electing women
At one time, Ohio ranked 15th in nation for females
in legislature; now it's 40th
By Dennis J. Willard
Beacon Journal Columbus Bureau
Published on Sunday, Feb 17, 2008
COLUMBUS: Following the Year of the
Woman in national politics in 1992, male party and legislative
leaders in Ohio began to actively recruit and run members of
the opposite gender for the state legislature.
The results were impressive.
By 1995, one in four members of the 132-member Ohio General
Assembly were women, up 15 percent in just three years.
The same year, Jo Ann Davidson, R-Reynoldsburg, was chosen by
her colleagues to be the first woman speaker of the House in
the state's history.
Nancy Hollister, the former Marietta mayor, was lieutenant governor
and would make history for 11 days in January, 1999, as interim
governor when George Voinovich left for the U.S. Senate prior
to newly-elected Bob Taft being sworn into office.
Ohio was not only changing, but pulling ahead of other states,
moving up in the rankings from 29th to 15th in the nation for
women in the legislature.
Today, however, as Hillary Rodham Clinton is vying to become
the first woman in America to be a major party candidate for
president, Ohio's track record on electing and appointing women
to the state legislature has regressed.
To what extent?
The number of women in the legislature has reached new lows
not seen since before 1992.
Ohio has dropped to 40th among
states for electing women to the legislature.
In 2008, one in six lawmakers, less than 17 percent, are women.
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information to Linda Dotson at email@example.com.
It's important that we have correct information so we can send
out information throughout this Presidential year, and to share
updates of colleagues running for office.
LeHoty Announces Candidacy for Judge
Randi LeHoty (JADOLI class of 2002) announced her candidacy for
Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge, General Division.
She is the endorsed Republican candidate for the open seat being
vacated by retiring Judge Paul Mitrovich. She faces no primary
A former assistant prosecuting attorney, LeHoty prosecuted serious
felons and argued constitutional law issues in the trial, appellate
and supreme courts. She has also represented clients civilly
and worked as an adjunct professor at local colleges.
to view entire press release.
To learn more about Randi's candidacy or donate to her campaign
takes over CIC post
Named new associate development director
By ED POLLI, Times Leader Staff Writer
Belmont County Department of Development/Community Improvement
Corp. has a new associate director.
Sue Douglass, a Belmont County native, was named to the position,
according to an announcement by Terry Lee, board president. Lee
said Douglass has been hired to fill the role of associate director
due to the resignation of Jason Stanford, former assistant director.
He is leaving the area for a new position in the state.
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Hall Meeting in Columbus - March 12th
The National Women's Business Council
invites women business owners and entrepreneurs from all industries,
ethnicities, experience and revenue levels, as well as local government
officials, economic development leaders, and those who work
with the womens business community to attend a Town Hall
Meeting in Columbus on March 12th.
The cost is FREE, but space is limited, so advance registration is
to register or for more information.
visit the following link from the GOP.com website to hear an iimportant
message from Jo Ann regarding The Pink Elephants Coalition.
Send this website link to all Republican women in your email network.
We want to make Ohio No. 1 in identifying women involved in The
Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute will again be putting
on a Campaign School for Republican women candidates designed
to provide an in-depth discussion of issues such as fundraising,
creating a grassroots team, imaging, messaging, and overcoming
Reservation Form (Word Doc)
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2008
Place: Riffe Center for Government and the Arts
Time: 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Please get your reservation form in by Friday, March 31.
Please email the form to Linda Dotson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax it to 614/224-0802.