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The Candidates listed here will be on the 2024 General Election Ballot , Tuesday, November 5.  Click here to register or update your registration. Click here to print out an Absentee ballot request form (applications for the November '24 General Election will be accepted by the Richland County Board of Elections until October 29).For questions or more information, go to VoteOhio.gov  or call the Richland County BOE, 419-774-5530.

DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES 2024

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Senator Brown is running for re-election this year and is a target for Republicans who want to take back the Senate. Born and raised in Mansfield, Ohio, Sherrod saw firsthand how corporations lobbied for tax breaks and bad trade deals that shipped Ohio jobs overseas. That’s why he’s always opposed unfair trade deals that hurt Ohio workers and why he stood up to his own party to lead the opposition against NAFTA. 

 

Sherrod has dedicated his life to fighting for Ohioans and the Dignity of Work — a concept inspired by the work and writings of Pope Leo XIII and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s the belief that hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of work you do. Whether you punch a clock or swipe a badge, earn a salary or make tips, are raising children or caring for an aging parent, Sherrod is fighting for you. MORE 

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I am an entrepreneur, single mom, and an advocate for all Ohio families. I have made it my life’s work to help people live happier healthier lives. As an Ohio native, I know that the everyday lives of Ohioans are often forgotten in the headlines and culture wars of Washington DC.

For me, representing the people of Ohio’s 4th Congressional district is less about high profile headlines and cable news appearances. Instead it needs to be about addressing the challenges facing Ohioans, much of which I have experienced personally.

It’s time to solve problems and produce results that will actually improve lives. It’s time to focus on us here in Ohio's Fourth District. I'm running to send the message that Congress should be less about headlines and more about serving us, right here at home!    MORE

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Elected to the Ohio Court of Appeals, 8th District, in 2020, Judge Lisa Forbes has extensive experience as a trial lawyer in courts across Ohio at both the state and federal levels. In the primary race for the Democratic nomination for an unexpired term on the Ohio Supreme Court, she has been endorsed by the Ohio Democratic Party. Her expert approach to handling intricate cases has earned her the highest peer rating by lawyers.

With a 30-year career as a business litigator and a partner at the Cleveland office of a national law firm, Judge Forbes helped her clients resolve disputes ranging from complex business litigation to consumer class actions to legal malpractice, to trust and estate disputes, and so much more. She has dedicated herself to learning about the intricacies of the law and understanding the impact the law has on various communities.

Before that, Judge Forbes worked on Capitol Hill and campaigned professionally for Democrats. She has maintained the dedication to get Democrats elected by working with the Ohio Democratic Party voter protection program, ensuring every registered voter can cast a ballot and have it count. Additionally, her leadership on various boards helps provide access to opportunities for some of Cuyahoga County's most vulnerable residents.

As the granddaughter of immigrants and a first-generation college graduate, Judge Forbes graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve School of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.   MORE

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Aaron Williams for Richland County Commissioner

Aaron is pastor of Maddox Memorial Church of God in Christ. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to his mother's native Mansfield when he was only nine. He learned from both of his parents of the call to serve one's community. He says though, that as a young man he would have never guessed that one day, he would be leading the same church that his father did. 

 

Pastor Williams' ministry goes beyond the walls of his church. He also works at Malabar Middle School where he mentors and supports the students, and as Vice-President of the North End Community Improvement Collective Board, Aaron works to positively affect the North End Community.

Aaron is also honored to be a Richland County Foundation Trustee. He says that, "A goal of our ministry at Maddox Memorial is to effect change in the lives of people. The Foundation shares that goal in their work to improve our community. That is why I am there." 

 

Aaron Williams is running for County Commissioner because he cares about his community and worries about the future for its young people. As a pastor, he has witnessed first-hand the pain that gun violence has brought to the community, yet he also understands that our community stretches to the boundaries of Richland County. As a father and a husband, he believes that all families in Richland County should feel safe and that our community should be a place for all to prosper. That is why he is running for Richland County Commissioner - to work for all of Richland County. 

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Chris Adams has lived in the Mansfield area for over 13 years. He moved to Richland County for a job at Richland Correctional Institution. After retirement, Chris decided to run for office because he said, “People I’ve talked to want a person in office with a new perspective.”

His thirty-one years in law enforcement makes him very familiar with the Court System and how it operates. His work in union negotiations and purchasing equipment during his career has given him plenty of experience with finances. His goal once elected is to make the Richland County Clerk of Courts office more transparent and efficient. 

He will work hard to make that happen, he said. "I have been in a position throughout my life to get things done and look after everything. I'm the one that comes early and stays late."

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Emily Adams for State Representative - 76th District

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