Mandel unveils grassroots coalition, chairmen

Staff report

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer and U.S. Senate Candidate Josh Mandel has unveiled the beginning of his grassroots organization with a list of those that will serve as county chairs in the upcoming U.S. Senate race. Mandel’s ground-game includes chairs in all 88 Ohio counties. This team consists of conservative activists, elected officials and business leaders who are united and eager to be the “first to fight” to help Mandel defeat Sherrod Brown.

“With so much at stake, we aren’t wasting any time in our efforts to defeat Sherrod Brown in 2018,” said Mandel. “Every day, we are working hard to build a strong and diverse grassroots army that is ready to fight for our values against the Washington elite. I am proud to stand alongside this passionate group of conservative activists as we work toward that goal.”

Lisa Stickan, a county chair from Cuyahoga County and president of the Greater Cleveland Republican Women said, “Having known Josh for many years, I know him to be a person of integrity and action. He is a committed conservative who is not afraid to bring bold reforms to Ohio and to Washington, DC. I am honored to be a county chair. Josh is building a strong campaign infrastructure to ensure success in this all-important campaign.”

Mandel’s organized and diverse grassroots coalition shows he is taking the steps to beat Sherrod Brown in every corner of the state. This strategic advantage, in addition to early endorsements from notable conservatives and recent polling that shows Mandel with a substantial lead over any potential primary opponents, make him the clear choice for Ohio conservatives to take on Sen. Brown.

Lori Viars, a county chair from Warren County and the treasurer for Warren County Republican Central Committee, said the following, “I am honored to be a county chair on Josh Mandel’s campaign for Senate. He has put together a quality coalition of activists from all over the state, Trump supporters, and conservative leaders. Republicans are ready to take on Sherrod Brown and Josh Mandel is the candidate that everyone can get behind. He has been consistently right on conservative issues from transparency to sanctuary cities and we’re ready to help take the fight to Washington.”

County chairs include:

• Auglaize: Dan Burke, businessman

• Darke: Chris Besecker, activist, and Lyn Bliss, activist

• Logan, Jack Reser, Bellefontaine city auditor

• Mercer: David Wolters, Mercer County treasurer-elect

• Miami: Mary Ellen Buechter, activist and teacher, and J.D. Winteregg, activist

• Shelby: John Adams, former state representative

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