Tomorrow, May 6, 2014, is Ohio’s Primary Election. Because both Republicans and Democrats have equally undermined public education with No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, voting along your established party line can’t be always be trusted. It’s important to understand where candidates stand on Education Reform. We’ve compiled the information we can find on Ohio’s primary candidates, and it’s still unclear in some cases, so make sure you check some additional resources before you head to the ballot box.
Compare candidates by typing in your address or zip code with Vote Ohio or Dayton Daily News Voter Guide.
Research all ballot issues and candidates on Ballotpedia or On the Issues including the following raced which will determine the November general elections.
John Kasich (R) on Education. Supports Education Reform.
Edward Fitzgerald (D) on Ohio’s Achievement Gap. He is endorsed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
Charles Earl (L) does not specifically include education on his issues list.
Mike DeWine (R) on Education. Voted yes on school vouchers.
David Pepper (D) does not specifically include education on his issues list.
Steven Linnabery’s (L) facebook page.
Secretary of State
Jon Husted’s (R) website.
Nina Turner (D) is endorsed by the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
Treasurer of State
Josh Mandel (R) on Education. Supports privatization.
Connie Pillich’s (D) website. Advocate against slashing public school funding.
10th Congressional District (Includes Centerville)
Mike Turner (R) votes on Education.
Bill Conner (D) on Education. Opposes charter schools and vouchers.
David A. Harlow (L) on Education.
Robert Klepinger’s (D) facebook page.
John D. Anderson’s (R) facebook page.