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 cleveland.com'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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Holecko Gaining Momentum as Endorsements Add Up

"It is a sincere honor to receive the endorsement of so many inspiring organizations and individuals—particularly as someone who has never held elected office. I have recently received the endorsement of North Shore AFL-CIO, which builds on the amazing support I have received from organized labor." - Steve Holecko

Holecko's list of formal endorsements stands as follows:


Communications Workers of America

Ohio Federation of Teachers

North Shore AFL-CIO

Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus

United Food & Commercial Workers

Cleveland Teachers Union

Berea Federation of Teachers

Cleveland Federation of Musicians

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

State Senator Mike Skindell

State Representative Nickie J. Antonio

Middleburg Heights Mayor Gary Starr

Parma Heights Mayor Mike Byrne

Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins

Former state representative Mike Foley

Nora Kelly, Cuyahoga County Democratic Party executive committee member

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Ohio AFL-CIO leads growing endorsement list for Holecko

The Ohio AFL-CIO has endorsed Steve Holecko for state representative, House District 14. Ohio AFL-CIO represents nearly two-thirds of a million workers in more than 1500 affiliated unions.

As a former public school teacher, union organizer, and activist in the fight to repeal SB5, this recognition is a tremendous honor and encouragement.

Ohio AFL-CIO joins a growing list of labor and progressive organizations endorsing the 100% Committed to the 99% campaign, including:

  • Ohio Federation of Teachers
  • Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus
  • Communications Workers of America

Thank you to all the groups and the individuals who are lending support to this campaign! Look for more news to come.

Campaign Kick-off

A standing-room-only crowd attended the official kick-off rally of Steve Holecko’s campaign for state representative, District 14, on Sunday.

The rally also served as grand opening of a shared office for the campaigns of Holecko, Nickie J. Antonio for state senate District 23, and Mike Skindell for state representative District 13. All three candidates have been endorsed by the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus.

Holecko commenced the afternoon's remarks from the candidates, recounting how he recently answered an octagenarian's question "what is a progressive?"

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CCPC Political Director Steve Holecko announces District 14 State Rep candidacy

For Immediate Release –

Yesterday  I filed petitions to become a candidate in the Ohio House of Representatives District 14 Democratic Primary on May 8. The organization I now manage, The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, has been recruiting progressive candidates to run in as many Statehouse races as possible just as we did in the municipal elections last year. Recently it became clear that no progressive candidate would ultimately emerge in the District 14 race. It then became clear to me that it was my duty to the progressive movement and to the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus to become the progressive candidate myself in the District 14 race. My campaign slogan when I ran for this seat in 2014 was 100% committed to the 99%. My campaign slogan in 2018 is still 100% committed to the 99%. 

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