Ohio Republican Party Releases Statement on Issue 1

COLUMBUS—Today, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou issued the following statement on the upcoming August 8 Special Election and Issue 1:

Ohio GOP Applauds House Action to Protect Ohio’s Constitution

COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio House of Representatives held a crucial vote on Senate Joint Resolution 2 which aims to defend Ohio’s Constitution by creating a higher voting threshold for citizen led and legislatively proposed constitutional amendments.

“Speaker Jason Stephens, President Matt Huffman, and other members have done a tremendous job navigating this difficult issue, and I applaud their strong leadership,” said Chairman Alex Triantafilou. “The Ohio Constitution is a foundational document that should absolutely have a higher threshold to amend, and I am confident Ohio voters will agree in August.”

During a meeting of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee on May 5, 2023, the committee unanimously voted to pass a resolution urging the House to bring SJR 2 to the floor for a vote—and for the issue to be taken up by Ohio voters during an August special election.

Border Officials Brace for End of Title 42, Sherrod Brown Doesn’t “Hear Much” About Immigration

Columbus—Title 42 is set to end this Thursday, May 11, and Joe Biden’s Administration is woefully unprepared. Even Democrats are “railing” against Biden and Kamala Harris’ handling of the southern border as the Title 42 expiration approaches.

Already, we have seen over 6.3 million illegal border crossings under Biden. This includes the 1.3 million gotaways that have escaped past Border Patrol into the U.S. The expiration of the immigration policy will surely make matters worse.


Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to concern Democrats like Sherrod Brown, who sees the open border only as a concern of the “far-right.” Thanks to Joe Biden’s open border and Sherrod Brown’s indifference, Ohio ranked third in country for highest total fentanyl deaths in 2021.

Bottom Line: An open border only leads to dangerous drugs and violent crime reaching Ohio. Joe Biden’s crisis is going to get a lot worse, and Sherrod Brown simply doesn’t care.

Justice Pat Fischer to Receive Top Award at Ohio Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

COLUMBUS—Today, Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat Fischer will be presented the Ohio Bar Medal, the Ohio State Bar Association’s highest honor. It is awarded to those who have given unselfishly of their time and talent by taking prominent leadership roles on the bench and in the organized bar, and to those who have worked quietly to earn the deep admiration and respect of the community.

“Ohio is blessed to have brilliant, conservative legal minds who are consistent in their application of the law on our state’s highest court,” said Chairman Alex Triantafilou. “This award is truly an honor, and there are none more deserving than Justice Pat Fischer.”

A former Ohio Bar President, Justice Fischer is in his second term on the state’s high court. According to the association, “he has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to public service and zeal for the continuous improvement of our justice system. For his many years of dedicated service to the legal profession and his enduring work to improve Ohio’s judicial system, Justice Fischer is the 2023 recipient of the Ohio Bar Medal.”

For more information on today’s 2023 Ohio Bar Annual Meeting of Members, click here.

Ohio GOP Endorses Justice Joe Deters, Judges Megan Shanahan and Dan Hawkins for Ohio Supreme Court

COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee (SCC) voted to endorse Ohio Supreme Court Justice Joe DetersFranklin Court of Common Pleas Judge Dan Hawkins, and Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan for the 2024 Ohio Supreme Court elections.

“It has been an honor to get to know each of the fine jurists seeking to serve on Ohio’s highest court,” said Chairman Alex Triantafilou. “Following our thoughtful and deliberative screening process, I am confident that each of these brilliant legal minds will serve the people of Ohio, and the Ohio Constitution, in a manner Ohioans have come to expect from our Republican members of the Ohio Supreme Court.”

Recommendations for endorsements by the Ohio Republican Party Judicial Screening Committee were voted on and adopted by the full SCC at the Ohio GOP State Central Committee meeting on May 5, 2023.

“All three candidates bring experience in the judiciary, and their strong backgrounds as prosecutors demonstrate their commitment to being tough on crime and making our state safer for all Ohioans,” added Triantafilou.

From the Candidates:

“I’m honored to receive the trust and endorsement of the Ohio Republican Party,” said Justice Joe Deters. “It is critical that the three of us endorsed today are successful in the upcoming election, and the action by the committee today is a step in that direction.”

“I’m thrilled with the endorsement from the Ohio Republican Party,” said Judge Shanahan. “I’ve been all over Ohio the past several months and have met many amazing Republican leaders and voters. I look forward to meeting even more voters across this state and telling them how my conservative judicial philosophy will help protect Ohio families and grow our state.”

“I’m honored to have received the endorsement and full support of the Ohio Republican Party. It is essential that we have justices on the court dedicated to the constitution, upholding the law as it is written, and not legislating from the bench,” said Judge Hawkins. “I look forward to continuing to travel around the state to discuss the importance of the Ohio Supreme Court and the outcome of this election.”

Candidates who are endorsed by the Ohio Republican Pary have exclusive access to party resources, data, and other party support. The Ohio Republican Party has a history of screening and endorsing judicial candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court ahead of primary elections.

ICYMI: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Limit, Save, Grow Act

COLUMBUS—Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Limit, Save, Grow Act. While Republicans are taking action, Joe Biden refuses to negotiate and is using the opportunity to fearmonger and campaign at the risk of driving the United States off a fiscal cliff.

Here is what some members are saying:

Kevin McCarthy (Speaker)

Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)

Bill Johnson (OH-6)

Max Miller (OH-7)

Warren Davidson (OH-8)

Troy Balderson (OH-12)

Mike Carey (OH-15)

Bottom LineOhio’s children will bear the brunt of the U.S. debt and pay the price if Joe Biden’s Democrats continue down the path of failed leadership and irresponsible spending.

Ohio GOP Statement on Joe Biden’s Ill-Advised Reelection Campaign

COLUMBUS—Today, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Alex M. Triantafilou released the following statement regarding Joe Biden’s ill-advised reelection campaign:

“Plain and simple—Joe Biden is not fit for office. His weak leadership and failed presidency are a complete disaster for the people of Ohio as inflation continues to outpace wages, the national debt has spiked by $3.7 trillion, and gas still costs over $1 more per gallon than when Biden took office. It is past time to send strong Republican leadership back to the White House.”—Chairman Alex M. Triantafilou, Ohio Republican Party

Democrats’ Favorite Day of the Year

It’s Democrats’ favorite day of the year—Tax Day! It’s a day when far-left liberals like Sherrod Brown celebrate all the money they have taken out of hardworking Ohioans pockets to fund Joe Biden’s failed policies and radical agenda.

After promising not to raise taxes on those earning under $400,000/year, Democrats’ so-called ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ actually was one of the biggest tax increases in decades.

Now, Joe Biden’s latest budget proposal would only compound that pain for Ohio taxpayers, raising income tax rates to the highest in the developed world, and is seen as his biggest tax hike to date.


And let’s not forget the hidden tax that is driving up costs each and every day—Inflation. In the last two years, Joe Biden and Sherrod Brown’s rampant spending has led to inflation outpacing real wages for 24 straight months.

That isn’t to mention that under Sherrod Brown’s failed leadership as Chairman of the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, America experienced the second and third-largest bank failures in our nation’s history.

Bottom Line: If Sherrod Brown cared about working Ohioans, he would work with Republicans across the aisle to get spending under control and drive down costs. Instead, he will continue to vote with the most far-left members of his party and turn his back on Ohioans who need relief the most.

Ohio GOP Statement on Proposed Abortion Amendment

COLUMBUS—Today, Chairman Alex Triantafilou released the following statement regarding the newly proposed constitutional amendment to codify the practice of killing babies in the womb:

“The abortion lobby is wildly out-of-step with Ohio values, and their vague language is a Trojan horse for taxpayer funded, late-term abortion on demand.” Chairman Alex M. Triantafilou, Ohio Republican Party

Sherrod Brown Continues to Lie About Social Security

COLUMBUS—It is only February of 2023, and Democrat Sherrod Brown is already lying to Ohioans to try to fill his war chest ahead of his ill-advised 2024 campaign. Joe Biden was publicly embarrassed when he claimed Republicans want to gut social security and Medicare, yet Brown continues to peddle the same lie.

Both Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel have clearly said social security and Medicare cuts are off the table in debt limit talks.

In fact, it is actually Joe Biden who has advocated cutting social security for 40 years.

Bottom Line: Do not expect Sherrod Brown to ever be honest to working Ohioans. He has built a career around covering and fighting for DC elites while lying and fearmongering his constituents back home.