More than 300 state and local goverment officials and 32 social service and community organizations support Issue 1


The Canton Repository

Chagrin Valley Today (Chagrin Valley Times, Solon Times and the Geuga Times Courier)

The Columbus Dispatch

The Findlay Courier

The Salem News

The Putnam Sentinel


Issue 1 is supported by more than 300 state and local government officials and is supported by 32 social service organizations across Ohio.



Governor John Kasich

Attorney General Mike DeWine

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost



Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg

Rep. Mike Ashford, D-Toledo

Rep. Marlene Anielski, R-Walton Hills

Rep. Jim Butler, R-Oakwood

Rep. Margy Conditt, R-Liberty Township

Rep. Mike Duffey, R-Worthington

Rep. Jay Edwards, R-Athens

Rep. Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo

Rep. Anne Gonzales, R-Westerville

Rep. Larry Householder, R-Glenford

Rep. Stephanie Howse, D-Cleveland

Rep. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City

Rep. Candice Keller, R-Middletown

Rep. Bernadine Kennedy Kent, D-Columbus

Rep. Bill Patmon, D-Cleveland

Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Gallipolis

Sen. Kevin Bacon, R-Minerva Park

Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville

Sen. Bob Hackett, R-London

Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Copley 

Sen. Joe Uecker, R-Miami Township

Former Sen. Joy Padgett, R-Coshocton



Allen County Prosecutor Juergen Waldick

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn

Brown County Prosecutor Zac Corbin

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O'Malley

Darke County Prosecutor Kelly Ormsby

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters

Jackson County Prosecutor Justin Lovett

Licking County Prosecutor Bill Hayes

Meigs County Prosecutor James Stanley

Miami County Prosecutor Anthony Kendell

Paulding County Prosecutor Joseph Burkard

Putnam County Prosecutor Gary Lammers

Sandusky County Prosecutor Timothy Braun

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Walsh



Buckeye State Sheriff's Association

Allen County Sheriff Matt Treglia

Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith

Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas

Brown County Sheriff Gordon Ellis

Clark County Sheriff Deborah Burchette

Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin

Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth

Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin

Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier

Lake County Sheriff Daniel Dunlap

Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp

Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey

Miami County Sheriff David Duchak

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz

Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick

Paulding County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Dyson

Paulding County Lieutenant Sheriff Brion Hanenkratt

Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers

Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson

Putnam County Sheriff Brian Sieker

Sandusky County Chief Deputy Sheriff Edward Hastings

Sandusky County Sheriff Christopher Hilton

Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry

Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks



Akron Police Chief James Nice

Anna Police Chief Scott Evans

Antwerp Police Chief George Clemens

Barberton Police Chief Vince Morber

Botkins Police Chief Wayne Glass

Circleville Police Chief Shawn Baer

Fort Jennings Police Chief Michael Schleeter

Fremont Police Chief Dean Bliss

Jackson Center Police Chief Charles Wirick

Johnstown Village Police Chief Don Corbin

Marion Police Chief Bill Collins

Newark Police Chiefs Barry Connell

Perry Township Police Chief John Petrozzi

Pomeroy Police Chief Mark Proffitt

Reynoldsburg Police Chief Jim O'Neil

Washington Court House Police Chief Brian Hottinger

West Lafayette Police Chief Stephen Klopfenstein

Whitehall Police Chief Mike Crispen



Ashtabula County Commissioner Casey Kozlowski

Athens County Auditor Jill Thompson

Athens County Commissioner Charles Adkins

Athens County Commissioner Chris Chmiel

Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason

Auglaize County Commissioner Don Regula

Belmont County Victim/Witness Advocate Pam Bowman

Clinton County Recorder Brenda Huff

Cuyahoga County Councilman Jack Schron

Cuyahoga County Councilman Michael Gallagher

Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Nan Baker

Darke County Commissioner Michael Stegall (R)

Darke County Victims Services Director Shelly Haber

Dayton City Commission

Defiance County Commissioner Gary Plotts

Defiance County Commissioner Mick Pocratsky

Defiance County Commissioner Ryan Mack

Fulton County Commissioner Bill Rufenacht

Fulton County Commissioner Jeff Rupp

Fulton County Commissioner Jon Rupp

Henry County Commissioner Glenn Miller

Henry County Commissioner Robert Hastedt

Henry County Commissioner Thomas VanDeylen

Hocking County Auditor Kenneth Wilson

Hocking County Commissioner Gary Waugh

Hocking County Commissioner Jeff Dickerson

Hocking County Commissioner Sandy Ogle

Holmes County Recorder Anita Hall

Jackson County Commissioner Edmund Armstrong

Jackson County Commissioner Jerry Hall

Jackson County Commissioner Paul Haller

Knox County Victim Assistance Program Director Diana Oswalt

Licking County Victims Services Director Mark Weiner

Marion County Auditor Joan Kasotis

Meigs County Commissioner Mike Bartrum

Meigs County Commissioner Randy Smith

Meigs County Commissioner Tim Ihle

Ottawa County Commissioner James Sass

Ottawa County Commissioner Mark Coppeler

Ottawa County Commissioner Mark Stahl

Paulding County Commissioner Mark Holtsberry

Paulding County Commissioner Roy Klopfenstein

Paulding County Commissioner Tony Zartman

Pike County Auditor Erica Snodgrass

Pike County Commissioner Harry Rider

Pike County Commissioner Howard Beekman

Pike County Commissioner John Foster

Putnam County Commissioner Michael Lammers

Putnam County Commissioner Vincent Schroeder

Sandusky County Auditor Jerri Miller

Sandusky County Crime Victim Services Program Director Deb Well

Shelby County Commissioner Anthony Bornhorst

Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann

Shelby County Commissioner Robert Guillozet

Williams County Victims Assistance Director Jacque Harris



Ada City Council President Jeff Oestreich

Athens Mayor Steve Patterson

Barberton City Council Member Shannon Conrad Wokojance

Beavercreek City Councilman Zach Upton (R)

Carroll Mayor Tammy Drobina

Cincinnati City Councilman Charlie Winburn

Circleville Mayor Don McIlroy

Circleville City Auditor Gayle Spangler

Clyde Clerk of Council Janet Dickman

Clyde Councilwoman Jean Jackson

Clyde Mayor G. Scott Black

Columbus City Council Zach Klein (D)

Columbus City Councilman Mike Stinziano

Columbus City Councilman Shannon Hardin

Columbus City Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown

Columbus City Councilwoman Jaiza Page

Columbus Councilman Mitchell Brown

Cuyahoga Falls Mayoral Candidate Susan Hale

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (D)

Findlay City Councilman Jim Niemeyer

Findlay City Councilman Thomas Klein

Findlay City Councilwoman Holly Frische

Former Sugar Grove Mayor Michael Oatney

Fremont City Council Clerk Stephanie Martin

Fremont City Council President Jamie Hafford

Fremont City Councilman Angie Ruiz

Fremont City Councilman Anthony Taylor

Fremont City Councilman Kathy Stout

Fremont City Councilman Richard Zilch

Fremont City Councilman Thomas Knisely

Fremont Mayor Daniel Sanchez

Jackson City Councilman (and GOP Chair) Jon Hensler

Johnstown Village City Manager James Lenner

Johnstown Village Clerk of Council

Johnstown Village Council Member Carol VanDeest

Johnstown Village Council President Sharon Hendren

Lancaster City Council Member Becky Tener

Lancaster City Council Member Melody Arent Bobbitt

Mansfield Board of Education Member Gary Feagin

Marion City Council Member Debbie Blevins

Marion City Council Member Kevin Norris

Marion City Council Member Leslie Cunningham

Marion City Council Member Mike Thomas

Marion City Council Member Ralph Cumston

Marion City Council Member Rick Huddle

Marion City Mayor Scott Schertzer (D)

Maumee City Council President Brent Buehrer

Maumee City Councilman Dan Hazard

Maumee City Councilman John Boellner

Maumee City Councilman Thomas Wagener

Maumee City Councilwoman Tracey Elmore

Mayor of Circleville Donald McIlroy

New Albany City Councilman Dr. Glyde Marsh

New Albany Law Director Mitch Banchefsky

New Albany Police Sergeant Garrett Fernander

Newark City Councilman Bill Cost Jr.

Newark City Councilman Doug Marmie

Newark City Councilman Jeremy Blake

Newark City Councilman Mark Frazier

Newark City Councilman Michael Mangus

Newark City Councilwoman Carol Floyd

Newark City Councilwoman Dee Hall

Newark Victim Services Coordinator Ellen Alheim

North Royalton City Councilman Dan Langshaw

Norwalk City Councilman Steve Schumm

Norwalk City Councilmen Chris Castle

Pomeroy Mayor Bryan Shank

Reynoldsburg City Attorney Jed Hood

Reynoldsburg City Councilman Barth R. Cotner

Reynoldsburg City Councilman Brett Luzader

Reynoldsburg City Councilman Chris Long

Reynoldsburg City Councilman Marshall Spalding

Reynoldsburg City Councilman Stephen M. Cicak

Reynoldsburg Mayor Brad McCloud

Springdale City Council President Thomas Vanover

Springdale Councilmember Holly Emerson

Springdale Councilmember Marjorie Harlow

Springdale Councilmember Robert Diell

Springdale Finance Director and Council Clerk Kathy McNear

Springdale Mayor Doyle Webster

Toledo City Councilman Larry Sykes (D)

Toledo City Councilman Tyrone Riley (D)

Toledo City Councilwoman Yvonne Harper (D)

Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson

Van Wert Council President Peter Weir

Van Wert Councilman Fred Fisher

Van Wert Councilman Herbert Marshall

Van Wert Councilman Joi Mergy

Van Wert Councilman Jon Tomlinson

Van Wert Councilman Steve Trittschuh

Van Wert Councilman Warren Straley

Van Wert Mayor Gerald Mazer

Van Wert Safety and Service Director Jay Fleming

Village of Ada City Fiscal Advisor Crystal Huffer

Wapakoneta City Council Clerk Terry McDonnell

Wapakoneta City Council President Stephen Henderson

Wapakoneta Councilman Chad Doll

Wapakoneta Councilman Daniel Lee

Wapakoneta Councilman James Neumeier

Wapakoneta Councilman-At-Large Daniel Graf

Wapakoneta Councilman-At-Large Rodney Meiz

Wapakoneta Mayor Tom Stinebaugh

Wapakoneta Safety Service Director Chad Scott

West Lafayette Council President Craig Bordenkircher

West Lafayette Councilman Bo Fortune

West Lafayette Councilman Charles R. Wheeler

West Lafayette Councilwoman Christie Maurer

Candidate for City Reynoldsburg City Council

Candidate for Powell City Council Jeff Gardiner

Candidate for Reynoldsburg City Auditor

Candidate for Reynoldsburg City Council

Candidate for Reynoldsburg City Treasurer

Candidate for Reynoldsburg School Board

Candidate for Upper Arlington Bob Foulk

Candidate for Westerville City Councilwoman Valerie Cumming



Action Ohio Coalition For Battered Women

Asian American Community Services

Buckeye Regional Anti-Violence Organization

Crime Victim Services

Crisis Intervention Battered Women's Shelter

Crossroads Crisis Center

Deaf Phoenix

Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere

Domestic Violence Project, Inc.

Elder Victim Ministry

Forensic Healthcare Consulting

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Columbus and Vicinity

Harcum House

House of Ruth Domestic Shelter

International Association of Forensic Nurses - Ohio Chapter

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Columbus

Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Ohio Chapter

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Christian Alliance

Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Ohio Victim Witness Association

Open Arms DV/ Rape Crisis Services Findlay

Parents of Murdered Children

Rape Crisis Center of Medina & Summit Counties

Ross County Child Protection Center

Somali Community Association

Summit/Medina Rape Crisis Center

Turning Point

Victims Assistance Program of Wyandot County