Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund PAC 2019 Endorsement Announcement

Today, the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund (OEC AF) PAC announced its endorsements for candidates and park levies throughout Ohio ahead of the 2019 General Election.

The OEC AF seeks to protect and enhance the environment, health and economic viability, and democracy of all Ohio communities by expanding access to public lands, advancing critical priorities, holding policy makers accountable, and electing environmental champions. We are the statewide political voice for Ohio’s environment. We work to elect environmentally responsible candidates in Ohio and to pass park levies that expand access to public land.


Our 2019 park levy endorsements include:


Our 2019 endorsed candidates (sorted by elected office, county, and candidate) include:


Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties:

  • Joe Begeny, City of Reynoldsburg

Franklin County

  • Andrew J. Ginther, City of Columbus

  • Ryan Jolley, City of Gahanna


Cuyahoga County

  • Laura Rodriguez-Carbone, Lakewood - 1st Ward

  • Brad Presutto, Lakewood - 2nd Ward

  • Jeff Wise, Lakewood - 3rd Ward

Delaware County

  • Heather Karr, Powell

Delaware and Franklin counties

  • Aileen Wagner, Westerville

  • Craig Treneff, Westerville

  • Kenneth L. Wright, Westerville

Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties

  • Shanette Strickland, Reynoldsburg - 1st Ward

  • Meredith Lawson-Rowe, Reynoldsburg - 4th Ward

Franklin County

  • Elizabeth Brown, Columbus

  • Rob Dorans, Columbus

  • Shayla D. Favor, Columbus

  • Emmanuel Remy, Columbus

  • Sandi Allen, Dublin

  • Merisa Bowers, Gahanna

  • Melissa J. Anderson, Grove City - 2nd Ward

  • Tina Cottone, Hilliard

  • Deryck Richardson, Hilliard

  • Cynthia Vermillion, Hilliard

  • Michaela Burriss, Upper Arlington

  • Peter Bucher, Worthington

Hamilton County

  • Liam Shanahan, Norwood

Lorain County

  • David J. Kovacs, Amherst - 4th Ward

Lucas County

  • Sam Melden, Toledo - 5th District


Montgomery County

  • Matt Joseph, Dayton


Franklin County

  • Jennifer Adair, Columbus School Board

  • Carol Beckerle, Columbus School Board

  • Eric S. Brown, Columbus School Board

  • Tina Pierce, Columbus School Board

  • James C. Ragland, Columbus School Board

  • Anthony Caldwell, South-Western City School Board

Montgomery County

  • Will Smith, Dayton School Board

Summit County

  • Dr. N. J. Akbar, Akron School Board


Franklin County

  • Jessica D’Varga, Franklin County - Municipal Court

  • Trent Dougherty, Franklin County - Municipal Court

  • William A. Sperlazza, Franklin County - Environmental Court

Hamilton County

  • Tyrone Yates, Hamilton County - Municipal Court


Delaware County

  • Melanie Farkas, Liberty Township