Republicans for a New Lucas County Newsletter: Issue 1
As November’s municipal elections come closer, the Republicans for a New Lucas County PAC is already starting to prime candidates for the May primary elections, in hopes to get former Ohio State Representative and Senator Mark Wagoner elected as the Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party. If you or anyone you know is not running for Precinct Committee-person, and would like to, please let us know here.
Mark’s vision of supporting high-quality conservative candidates, along with providing them with the resources necessary to run legitimate campaigns can be a reality if the Republicans in Lucas County come together to make him the chairman the party needs.
This newsletter will be the first of many, as a way to keep the supporters of this movement informed about fundraisers, events, and how to help the RNLC and the quality conservatives running for office across the county. In addition, this newsletter will contain information about the state party races, and the progress being made from Republicans across Ohio.
Tom Waniewski Supportive of RNLC
The first major Republican candidate for mayor in Toledo since the 1980s, City Councilman Tom Waniewski, has been a member of the RNLC PAC since its inception. “They have always been very supportive of me. It has always been an opportunity to work with like-minded individuals, who really are just good people.” Councilman Waniewski stated. “They have had great ideas for recruiting, and that is important when we often don’t have people running for big positions in Lucas County. When these guys came along, I thought it was a great start for people who wanted to run that thought less government was better government.” Asked what his role will be in the Lucas County GOP moving forward, Councilman Waniewski said “I’ve never been a big fan of groups. I’ve always been against being seen as part of a clique. The RNLC is far from that. They are just good, ordinary people. I see myself as advising and mentoring people who want to get into public service. To be honest, I would like help in an educational role. We had a City Council 101, where we showed people what City Council was like, and we filled the room and then some. With an obvious demand from people to help in the local government, I will continue to be a supporter of ordinary people within the city and county.” In the upcoming municipal elections, Waniewski be supporting the Republican City Council candidates Rob Ludeman, Alfonso Narvaez, and Patricia Robinson.
Super Saturday on November 4th
On November 4th, the RNLC will be asking supporters to come out for a Super Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at the Franklin Park Mall Panera to help local Republican candidates. This is a great opportunity to help show support and assist Republicans in bringing small government back to the Toledo area.
Treasurer Mandel Spreads Government Transparency
Ohio Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel continues to spread government transparency throughout Ohio. Last week saw the addition of local governments in Darke County join OhioCheckbook.com. “I believe the people of Darke County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent, and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with my office to post the finances on OhioCheckbook.com,” said Treasurer Mandel. “By posting local government spending online, we are empowering taxpayers across Ohio to hold public officials accountable.” While Treasurer Mandel continues to provide Ohioans with government transparency, incumbent U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and the Democrats are lining up behind Bernie Sanders’ $32 trillion single-payer healthcare system, risking the financial security of everyday Americans; the choice couldn’t be more clear.
Jon Husted Expands Grassroots Operations
Last week, Ohio Secretary of State and Gubernatorial Candidate Jon Husted traveled to Miami University where he spoke to a packed room of College Republicans and thanked volunteers at the new Husted for Governor Miami Campus Call Center. Miami is one of several schools launching satellite call centers to support Jon Husted’s run for Governor. The Husted College Teams have already made over 5,000 calls encouraging Ohioans to support the Husted campaign. Also this week, Senator Bill Coley (R-Liberty Township) announced his endorsement of Jon Husted for Governor. Senator Coley is the 10th member of the 24-member Ohio Senate Republican Caucus to publicly back Husted.
Lt. Governor Taylor Makes Big News
This past week, Lt. Governor and 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate Mary Taylor called for a free market solution that puts Ohio in charge of it’s citizen’s health care, repealing Obamacare and ending the Medicaid expansion that is draining Ohio’s coffers. The Lt. Governor is tired of waiting on Congress to act, and wants a system where Ohioans chart their own paths and drive their own futures. Insurance premiums have risen 119% in Ohio since the inception of Obamacare and 42 counties have only one insurer. Lt. Governor Taylor is bringing innovative solutions to old problems and providing real leadership.