We’re so thrilled to announce our 2018 endorsed Ohio candidates! These incredible young leaders are exactly the people we need in the Buckeye State.
We’ve seen big sweeps for progressive Democrats across the country in the past year. We know this can happen in Ohio, too, but only if we support incredible, dynamic candidates everywhere. Among our endorsed candidates, we have an environmental advocate, an Army veteran, several small business owners, and a PhD candidate. We’re proud to have endorsed people from all across the state, from Lake Erie to Appalachia.
For the first time in over a decade, every single state house and state senate district in Ohio is contested. But we know getting on the ballot is just the first step. These candidates need to win. We’re committed to providing the funding and support to get them over the finish line, and we need your help. Support our Ohio class of candidates here.
Our 2018 endorsed Ohio candidates:
Paul Bradley for State Senate: Paul is dedicated to Dayton and Montgomery County, having served as a regional representative for Senator Sherrod Brown. Nows he’s running to take back a winnable state senate race on a platform to fund public schools, oppose right to work and tackle the opioid crisis.
Rachel Crooks for State House: Rachel drew national attention when she accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. She’s born and raised in Northwestern Ohio, where she’s currently a leader at Heidelberg University. Her campaign is focused on equitable education and healthcare for all.
Sedrick Denson for State House: Sedrick is a political organizer in Cincinnati, most recently with the Ohio Environmental Council. Sedrick is running to fight for early childhood education and criminal justice reform.
Christine Fisher for State House: Christine is a private sector leader who believes fiscal responsibility means investing in needed local services, not passing the buck and leaving necessary programs unfunded. She’s running a strong campaign in a suburban district that we believe we can flip.
Joe Helle for State House: Joe has dedicated his life to service, first as an Airborne Infantry Sergeant in the Army and now as mayor of Oak Harbor in Northwest Ohio. He’s willing to fight for what he believes in and made national news standing up to Jon Husted. Now he’s running for State House to invest in our schools and to protect Lake Erie.
Jessica Miranda for State House: Jessica is a current school board member running in one of the most competitive districts in the state. A long-time education advocate, Jessica will work to reverse the stripmining of Ohio’s public schools.
Taylor Sappington for State House: Taylor is a true organizer who was first elected to the Nelsonville City Council at age 24. Now he’s putting his organizing skills to work to stand up for Southeast Ohio, committed to health care access, infrastructure investment, and bringing jobs to his community.
Louise Valentine for State Senate: Louise grew up in a working-class family in Elyria and now lives in Central Ohio. She is running a strong progressive campaign focused on fixing the broken educational funding formula, expanding access to health care, and investing in green energy.