COLUMBUS — May 25, 2010 — The Ohio Education Association (OEA) Fund for Children and Public Education (OEA-FCPE) recently announced its second round of recommendations for the November 2010 statewide elections. The OEA–FCPE has recommended the following:
Lee Fisher for U.S. Senate
Richard Cordray for Attorney General
Eric Brown for Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice
Mary Jane Trapp for Ohio Supreme Court Justice
“These candidates have demonstrated their commitment to public education and a vision to ensure a better future for Ohio’s children,” said OEA President Patricia Frost-Brooks. “Ohio citizens will be well-served by these recommended candidates based upon their record of support for public education from K-12 through higher education.”
Earlier this year, the OEA-FCPE also recommended the following candidates:
Ted Strickland for Governor
Maryellen O’Shaughnessy for Secretary of State
Kevin Boyce for State Treasurer
David Pepper for State Auditor
The OEA-FCPE carefully screens candidates based on their support of public education and OEA priority issues. A member-led statewide FCPE council first interviews candidates, and a statewide OEA-FCPE convention of OEA members votes on candidate recommendations.
The Ohio Education Association (ohea.org) represents 121,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities.
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