Our 2018 Endorsements

On November 6th, polls will open at 6:30 am, and close at 7:30 pm. Early Voting begins October 10 and includes the Saturday, Sunday and Monday Before Election Day.

The OEC Action Fund endorses candidates and ballot initiatives that represent the conservation and environmental values of Ohio communities. Our endorsements have a record of taking action to ensure safe air, clean water, and preservation of Ohio's outdoor heritage. We support candidates, regardless of party, who prioritize the health of our families and the future of our planet.

For Ohio Governor, we endorse: 

Richard Cordray. Cordray has made environmental issues a key part of his campaign. With a focus on clean energy and halting wind setbacks, Cordray is determined to bring new jobs to Ohio and secure our clean energy future. Cordray is also devoted to farmers and will find a way to regulate chemical use to prevent harmful algae-blooms in Lake Erie. Cordray has proven he can make sure that our environment is put first for the health and safety of Ohio families.  


Richard Cordray (D)

For Auditor of State, we endorse:

Zack Space. As a former Public Defender and Congressman, Space has seen firsthand how gerrymandered districts silence Ohioans. He has made fair redistricting a top priority of his campaign and will make sure our voices and our votes are heard on the issues we care about most.

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For United States Senate, we endorse:

Senator Sherrod Brown. Throughout his career, Sen. Brown has worked hard for Ohio. From protecting Lake Erie from toxic algae, to defending our children’s ability to breathe by supporting smart policies to address air pollution, Ohioans are lucky to have an environmental champion like Sen. Sherrod Brown. His vocal, bold leadership helps our state move in the right direction.

 John Cranley for Mayor

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)

For better parks throughout Ohio, we endorse:

The Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks, which feature 20 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,500 acres of land in seven Central Ohio counties.This levy will provide a sound financial base for operating and improving existing parks, as well as opening new parks for the preservation of public lands for future enjoyment.


Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks

PASSED: Wood County Park Levy

The Action Fund endorsed the Wood County Park Levy which increased funding by $200,000 without raising homeowners’ taxes. In a resounding victory, the levy passed and now the parks in NW Ohio are protected for the next ten years. Achieving an overwhelming support from the community, the Wood County Park Levy passed with 74% of the vote.


Wood County PArk District

Paid for by the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund (www.theoecactionfund.org) 
And Not Authorized by any Candidate or Candidate's Committee