The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund (OEC Action Fund), announced today their endorsement of Denise Driehaus for Hamilton County Commissioner. Driehaus is committed to fighting climate change, growing Ohio’s clean energy economy, and addressing environmental challenges like the Combined Sewer Overflows that threaten the health of our families and the mighty Ohio River.
“Denise Driehaus has been an environmental champion in the Ohio Legislature and her work to build a clean energy economy and protect the Ohio River is exactly the kind of leadership Hamilton County needs,” said OEC Action Fund President Heather Taylor-Miesle. “This November, voters have a clear choice in Denise Driehaus. She has a proven record of environmental leadership and is a tireless advocate for her community.”
The endorsement marks the first time the OEC Action Fund has endorsed in a County Commission race. In addition to this endorsement, the OEC Action fund plans to announce two additional endorsements in state legislative races. These endorsements represent a significant foray into electoral politics for Ohio’s environmental community aimed at building the political power of the environmental movement through strategic issue and electoral campaigns.
“I am grateful for the OEC Action Fund’s endorsement,” said Driehaus. “Here in Hamilton County, we will need innovative environmentally friendly solutions to save money on our sewer system upgrades, so that we can improve our environment and provide relief to residents suffering from high sewer rates.”