Ohio Right to Life Endorses Pro-Life Legislators for Primary

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 4, 2012   |   2:56PM   |   Columbus, OH

The Ohio Right to Life pro-life organization today announced its endorsements of Ohio’s state legislative candidates in contested races for the March 6th primary election.

“Elections have consequences.  In 2011, Ohio witnessed historic gains with the enactment of numerous life saving measures,” said Mike Gonidakis on behalf of the Ohio Right to Life PAC. “This election cycle will dictate whether Ohio will continue to protect mothers and their babies through our legislative initiatives.  We are urging pro-life Ohioans to support these endorsed incumbents and candidates seeking public office.”

Currently, a pro-life super majority exists within the Ohio Senate with all 23 members of the Republican caucus supporting Ohio Right to Life’s legislative agenda.  The Ohio House of Representatives boasts strong bi-partisan support for the pro-life agenda as well.

“The Ohio Right to Life PAC is proud to issue these primary endorsements.  These incumbents and candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to life, professionalism and the best opportunity to retain a pro-life voice within the Ohio General Assembly,” said Marshal Pitchford, Chairman of the Ohio Right to Life Political Action Committee

“These candidates will serve both Ohio and the pro-life cause well. We are fortunate to have them pursuing public office and we are confident that these candidates will serve with the utmost passion for life,” said Pitchford.

These outstanding candidates received the support of the Ohio Right to Life PAC because they clearly represent the pro-life movement within Ohio and the PAC is proud to endorse them.

The candidates endorsed by Ohio Right to Life PAC are a diverse group of men and women including Democrats and Republicans. A complete list of all candidates endorsed by the Ohio Right to Life PAC can be found at the bottom of this press release. Notable endorsed candidates include:

Republican State Senator Peggy Lehner (Honor Roll Status) – Senate District 6
Republican State Senator Tom Patton – Senate District 24
Republican State Senator Jim Hughes – Senate District 16
Republican State Representative Peter Stautberg – House District 27
Republican Candidate Mike Wilson – House District 28
Democratic Candidate Daniel Troy – House District 60
Democratic Candidate Terry Tranter – House District 31

Endorsements in federal races, including Congressional and U.S. Senate Candidates, will follow at a later date.