The Ohio Nurses Association (ONA), through its Political Contributing Entity (PCE or PAC) recently provided financial contributions to the campaigns of 84 candidates seeking election to the Ohio House of Representatives or Ohio Senate. The contributions were intentionally bipartisan going to members of both political parties based on the candidates’ support for and understanding of issues important to nurses and the nursing profession.
“In this day of extreme polarization, it was important to emphasize that the decisions coming from ONA’s PCE were not based solely on a candidate’s party affiliation; but instead were more about policy concerns than politics”, noted Brian Burger, ONA president.
Nurses appointed to the Health Policy Council by the ONA Board of Directors were the decision-makers. Those nurses brought their policy expertise and experience to the decision-making process. Multiple factors went into those decisions- and when the checks were distributed, many were given out by nurse constituents of the candidates, thus providing another opportunity to share ONA’s message with the recipients.
Following is the list of candidates seeking election to the Ohio General Assembly in the upcoming general election that received financial support through ONA’s PCE:
Ohio Senate Candidates:
Ohio House Candidates:
|HD||14||Bride Rose Sweeney|
|HD||17||Rep Adam Miller|
|HD||18||Rep Kristin Boggs|
|HD||29||Louis Blessing III|
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