Monthly Meeting Wendesday Night, April 23, 2014 at Maplewood Career Center, 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266 at 7:00 PM - PUBLIC WELCOME
FOR RELEASE - Sunday, April 20, 2014
PCTEA PAC Endorses O'Brien, Bennett, Kubala and Mancini
Skeriotis, Henderson, Kline and Judge Candidates to Speak at April 23rd Meeting
Kent, Ohio - The Portage County TEA Party PAC today announce their endorsement of Linda J. O'Brien in the Republican Primary for Ohio House in the 76th District which includes Northern Portage and all of Geauga County. They also endorsed Sabrina Christian-Bennett in the Republican Primary for County Commissioner and Jeneen Kubala and John Mancini for Republican State Central Committee. Republican contenders for Ohio House in the 75th District, which includes Southern Portage County, Nick Skeriotis and Kenneth Hendrickson will speak at the groups public meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Maplewood Career Center north of Ravenna at 7:00 PM. Also speaking that night will be Democratic Candidate for Portage County Commissioner Vicki Kline, and candidates for Judge Ron Tamburrino and Geoff Weaver. Ballot issues such as school levies will be discussed and recommendations will be made on those issues at this event. The Portage County TEA Party Monthly Meeting is open to the public and all citizens are invited to attend to meet the candidates personally and be informed before deciding how to vote in the primary on May 6th.
In making the endorsements, Executive Director Tom Zawistowski said, "Linda O'Brien is a Write-in candidate for Ohio House who we are proud to endorse to fill the seat vacated by Matt Lynch. O'Brien has been a successful business owner for 22 years after helping to build Progressive Insurance into one of the top employers in NE Ohio. She is Conservative Christian, who is for Voter Photo ID, believes in the Constitution particularly the 1st and the 2nd Amendments, is for traditional marriage, and is against Common Core. We ask voters in Portage County to click on the Write-in button on the electronic voting machines and type in O'Brien for 76th House. Voters in Geuaga County will actually have to write the name O'Brien on their ballot and we ask them to do so."
Zawistowski continued by saying "Sabrina Christian Bennett has strong conservative values and a lot of experience running her business and serving on local board. She is capable of working with the other two commissioners to protect the best interests of the citizens of Portage County and is a solid choice for Commissioner. While most voters have no idea what the Republican or Democratic State Central Committee is or does, these are very important people because they represent the values and principles of all registered party members in governing the state party which is the Ohio Republican Party (ORP) in this case. The TEA Party movement in Ohio recruited Jeneen Kubala and John Mancini, as well as 37 other candidates across the state, to run for the State Central Committee for one main purpose - to vote to adopt the Republican Party National Platform as the official platform of the Ohio Republican Party. The ORP, by design, currently has no platform and therefor no way to hold Republicans who are elected to stay true to the values and principals included in that platform. This is why so many Republicans in Ohio are RINO's and don't vote or govern as Republican Voters expect. All of the current members of the State Central Committee are hand picked by the Republican Establishment to do what they are told to do and not ask any questions. Many of them are given jobs, positions of influence and other perks for their loyalty to the party elite while ignoring the party members they are supposed to represent. That is why we have recruited and endorsed Jeneen Kubala and John Mancini, neither of whom are party insiders nor are their votes for sale. Both of whom simply want to restore the Republican values and principals to the Ohio Republican Party. We urge all Republicans to vote for them in the Primary."
The TEA Party is not a political party but a grassroots cultural movement. The movement is educating American citizens about the Constitution and the uniquely American form of self-governance that has made our country so successful. Through this education, the movement is attempting to re-define what it means to be an American citizen, by encouraging individual to vote, to run for office and to attend government meeting in their area so that they can participate in their self governance. The acronym TEA stands for Totally Engaged Americans.