It's time for political renewal across our nation, including in state government.

I became an activist and organizer, after a career teaching US History and Government in the Berea City Schools for 35 years. I am now focused on defending the progressive Democratic Party values of fairness, equality, and opportunity. I would love the chance to do just that as your state representative in District 14.

I am 100% committed to the 99%.

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    Our Revolution endorses Steve Holecko

    National progressive organization Our Revolution has endorsed Steve Holecko for state representative. In the organization's own words, "Campaigns end. Revolutions endure. The next step for Bernie Sanders' movement is Our Revolution, which will fight to transform America and advance the progressive agenda that we believe in." Our Revolution considers endorsements of candidates who have been endorsed by local affiliates. Holecko says that his selection, along with a small number of other northeast Ohio candidates endorsed by the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, is a very welcome validation of years of work.
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    Early voting by mail FYI

    Voting by mail has grown to be a popular and important part of Ohio elections. The option to receive a ballot in the mail, complete it at home, and return it by mail, effectively extends Election Day over a full month and empowers voters. I appreciate's recent story correcting the inaccurate advice about voting by mail which an opposing campaign recently promoted. As the story notes, correct postage for returning a Democratic primary ballot is 71¢ this year.
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