For Immediate Release: Sunday, August 13, 2017



Ravenna, Ohio - The Portage County TEA Party announced today that Jim Renacci, Republican candidate for Ohio Governor and current US Congressman from the Ohio 16th District, will speak at a public meeting the group will host on Thursday, August 17th at 7:00 PM at the Maplewood Career Center Cafeteria at 7075 State Route 88 in Ravenna, OH 44266. The candidate will explain why he is running to be the next Ohio Governor, and why he believes that you should support him, and then he will take questions from those in attendance. The meeting is open to the public and the media. There is no charge to attend and refreshments will be served. 

Tom Zawistowski, Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, commented "We are very happy to give the citizens of Portage County an opportunity to not only meet but also question Jim Renacci about what he will do if he becomes Ohio's next Governor. We thank the Renacci campaign for putting us on a very busy speaking schedule as the Ohio Primary next May is now only nine months away.  It is our goal to bring each of the other Republican Governor candidates, as well as any Democratic candidates who will accept our invitation, to Portage County over the coming months. We will also try to bring the US Senate candidates to speak in Portage County as well."

The Portage County TEA Party is a non-profit educational organization that strives to educate citizens about the US Constitution, our political systems and political parties and how citizens can and should participate in their own self governance at the local, state and federal levels. The group was founded in 2009 and citizens can get more information on it's website at or on Facebook. Anyone wanting to join the Portage County TEA Party can do so by calling 330-474-3848 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Please Join Us

Portage County TEA Party Meeting

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM


Maplewood Career Center Cafeteria

7575 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44260


Tom Zawistowski will make a presentation

about the Future of the TEA Party Movement



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.