The Following Canidates have been Endorsed by
the Portage County TEA Party PAC:

Tia Paoloni, Candidate for Portage County Clerk of Courts


Lori Calcei, Candidate for Portage County Recorder


Sabrina Christian-Bennett, Candidate for Portage County Commissioner


John Mancini, Candidate for Portage County Commissioner


Sarah LaTourrette, Candidate for Representative from the 76th District


Jim Lutz, Candidate for Representative of Ohio State House 75th District


John Eklund - Ohio Senate 18th District



Ron Tamburrino, Candidate for 11th District Court of Appeals



Great Turnout tonight at the Portage County TEA Party PAC Candidates Night in Ravenna! Thanks to all the candidates for attending. Video was taken of all the Candidates and will be posted to this website and our Facebook Page as soon as they are done. The crowd took home 300 Trump Signs and 3,000 voter guides! Also voted for who the PAC will be endorsing locally this year. We will announce our endorsements before early voting starts on October 11th!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 26, 2016
Mogadore, OH - The Portage County TEA Party PAC announced today that they will be hosting a local candidates night on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 starting at 7:00 PM at Maplewood Career Center at 7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. The event will feature candidates for elected offices being decided in the General Election on November 8, 2016. All candidates on the local ballot were invited to the event, regardless of party affiliation, with a month’s notice.
Candidates that have committed to speak at this time are:
County Commissioner:
- John J. Mancini
- Sabrina Christian-Bennett
Clerk of Courts:
- Tia M. Paoloni
County Recorder:
- Lori Calcei
- David Doak
State Representative 76th District (Northern Portage):
- Sarah LaTourette
State Representative 75th District (Southern Portage):
- Jim Lutz
State Senator 18th District:
- John Eklund
13th US Congressional District:
- Richard Morckel
16th US Congressional District:
- Keith Mundy
11th District Court of Appeals:
- Ron M. Tamburrino
Depending on final confirmations, each candidate will get at least five minutes to speak and members of the public will have ample time to question candidates at their respective tables before the start of the event, during breaks and after the event. Candidates will be encouraged to bring signs and other campaign materials to hand out to the public. All candidate speeches will be video taped and posted on the Portage County TEA Party website as a resource for Portage County Voters. The Portage County TEA Party PAC is an affiliated Ohio State PAC registered with the Secretary of State of Ohio and as such is able to endorse and support State and Local Candidates in Ohio.