Wednesday, October 25, 2017

OFRW adopts resolution opposing Ballot Issue 2 and elects officers

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) recently held its Fall Conference in Akron, Ohio. At the convention, the members adopted a resolution in support of a "No" vote on Ohio Issue 2, which is on the November 2017 ballot. The Issue requires state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the Department of Veterans Affairs and to require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law.

Additionally, the organization elected new officers including: President Janet Kushlan (Bolton Republican Women's Club), First Vice President Mary Beth Kemmer (Miami County Republican Women's Club), Secretary Andrea Barnes (Federated Republican Women of Summit County), Treasurer Lyn Bliss (Miami County Republican Women's Club), Central District Vice President Mary Lou Saliaris (Delaware County Republican Women's Club), East District Vice President Michelle Blanton (Pickaway County Women's Republican Club), Northeast District Vice President Carol Lovas (Ashtabula County Republican Women), Northwest District Vice President Beverly Hirzel (Wood County Republican Women's Club), South District Vice President Sandy Darby (Pickaway County Women's Republican Club), and Southwest District Vice President C. J. Bieghler (Beavercreek Republican Women's Club).

During the meeting, members voted to redistrict the organization, expanding to 13 districts. New vice presidents were elected to serve those districts: District Four Vice President Amber Stump (Allen County Federated Republican Women), District Five Vice President Cindy Bias (Richland County Republican Women's Club), District Seven Vice President Robin Dodge (Greater Dayton Women's Republican Club), and District 11 Vice President Carol Kalwa Pickron (At Large).

Linda Lee Tarver, President of the Republican Women's Federation of Michigan, was the event's keynote speaker.

"Her insightful, often humorous, discussion of how to take action and get results, had attendees tuned in to President Tarver's every word," said OFRW President Lyn Bliss.

Two workshops featured topics on how to decide whether to run for office and then, how to be elected to that office.

The OFRW, founded in 1929, is a statewide organization of hundreds of members in constituent clubs. It is the largest, most powerful political organization in Ohio providing the avenue for women to influence policy, develop candidates, and elect the leaders of Ohio. The OFRW is a multi-generational, multi-cultural organization providing the structure and support for political activists to learn, engage, and flourish. It is Federated under the National Federation of Republican Women. For more information regarding the OFRW, visit

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