#OhioFirst Week in Review: October 22, 2021

This week, Matt Dolan once again distinguished himself from the wide field of Republican U.S. Senate candidates with his fervent defense of the U.S. Constitution. The Cleveland Plain Dealer noted that Matt was the only candidate not willing to sacrifice states’ rights and the limited powers for the federal government for political expedience.

Matt said that “as a conservative committed to limited government and protecting states’ rights, it’s clear that on January 6 there was no basis to deny certification. Any vote, or even present-day support, for denying election certification represents a dangerous precedent, one in which the Congress is empowered to trample upon the constitutionally prescribed powers our wise Founders explicitly reserved to the states.”

Matt addressed a packed house at the Summit County Republican Party Finance Dinner in Fairlawn. Congrats to Chairman Bryan Williams on a great event and thank you for allowing Matt to share his #OhioFirst message with an enthusiastic crowd that is ready to win next month and in 2022.

Matt recently met with engineers, business leaders, farmers, local elected officials and workers across Ohio to discuss the vital importance of the targeted federal infrastructure bill presently being held hostage by Democrats in the U.S. House.  In Hamilton County, Matt received a briefing on necessary Brent Spence Bridge repairs. In Pickaway County, he joined local officials in viewing the unfinished portion of the Appalachian Development Highway System that, once completed, could be a game-changer for southern and southeastern Ohio’s economy.  And in In Mahoning County, Matt hosted an #OhioMatters Town Hall with Valley business owners and workers to discuss how commonsense infrastructure investments will benefit job creation, enhance broadband connectivity, and boost American competitiveness with China.

City of Independence Councilman Jim Trakas summed up the vital importance of Senator Rob Portman’s infrastructure bill, noting that “The City of Independence and many NE Ohio projects are part of this legislation including potential of widening of I-77 ramp to relieve congestion. When Gov. Rhodes & Mayor Pete Wisneiski located I-77 & I-480 in our community, Independence became a major hub for jobs & commerce.”

At the end of the week, Matt stopped by Patterson’s Farm Market in Geauga County to stock up on two dozen delicious cider donuts. The Patterson Family has been working the soil in Geauga County for six generations. Together, they discussed the Patterson’s small business operations, protecting family farms, broadband infrastructure investments and the Ohio Senate race.

Lastly, Matt and the campaign team also enjoyed a beautiful fall evening at the Tuscarawas County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner in Dover. Thank you to Chairman Doug Wills for the warm welcome and opportunity for Matt to share our campaign’s #OhioFirst message with fellow Republicans.

Have a great weekend!

The #OhioFirst Campaign Team