Governor Bob Taft Endorses Matt Dolan for U.S. Senate

Former Governor Cites Dolan’s “Preparedness to Lead and Get Results for Ohio

Chagrin Falls, OH: This afternoon, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Dolan announced the support and endorsement of Bob Taft, Ohio’s 67th Governor.

“As Republicans, we have a responsibility not merely to reclaim power in Washington, D.C., but to exercise it to advance the cause of conservatism to protect personal freedom, expand prosperity, and build a stronger future for our state and nation. Matt Dolan is the only real conservative in the race with a proven record of accomplishment as a State Senator, balancing the budget while cutting taxes and funding the police. As a former prosecutor, Matt will be tough on crime and tough on securing our border. His experience illustrates his preparedness to lead and get results for Ohio. I strongly endorse Matt’s candidacy and encourage my fellow Republicans to take a hard look at his substantive solutions and vision for our future. When they do, I am confident they will find someone ready to serve our state and honor the legacies of those who have held this seat,” Governor Taft said.

“For more than a century, the name Taft has been synonymous with leadership and service to our nation, the State of Ohio, and the Republican Party. Not only was Bob Taft an effective governor, but he also continues to educate and inspire future generations of public leaders who will most surely follow in his footsteps. I’m proud to have his support in this campaign,” Matt Dolan said.

At the time in which Matt Dolan entered the race for U.S. Senate, he penned an op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer, citing the leadership of Governor Taft’s grandfather, “Mr. Republican” Robert A. Taft.

The Ohio Republican Primary is May 3rd.

Bob Taft Biography

Bob Taft served as Ohio’s 67th Governor (1999-2007). He graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree, received his master’s degree in government from Princeton University, and earned his law degree from the University of Cincinnati Law School. Taft began his career in public service as a volunteer teacher for the Peace Corps in East Africa. He has served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, as a Hamilton County commissioner and as Ohio’s Secretary of State. In his role as Governor, Taft focused on improving schools, reforming Ohio’s tax system, creating advanced, high paying jobs and helping communities clean up polluted sites, protect river corridors and build recreational trails. After serving two terms in the state’s top executive position, Taft joined the University of Dayton in 2007 as a Distinguished Research Associate; he teaches Legislative Politics and Education Policy and helps oversee the Statehouse Civic Scholars summer internship program. Taft’s father, Robert A. Taft, Jr., and grandfather, Robert A. Taft, served as U.S. Senators.