LaunchProgress is excited to announce our first endorsement of 2018: Kyle Strickland for Ohio State Senate, District 15!We’re so excited to work with Kyle to bring new leadership to Ohio!
So far in 2018, Run for Something has endorsed 89 progressive millennials running for local office across 25 states — on top of our 93 endorsed candidates in 2017. As we keep hitting filing deadlines and we expand our efforts, we hope to endorse 1,000 people before the November elections in an unprecedented movement of young progressives running (and, hopefully, winning!) positions of power across the country.
Jan. 18, 2018- Run for Something (RFS) is building off the successes of 2017 and announcing its first endorsements of 2018, along with our new strategic plan. These 61 candidates will be strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. In Ohio, RFS is excited to endorse Kyle Strickland for Ohio Senate District 15.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2017
Contact: Bridgette Tupes
Kyle Strickland Announces Run for Ohio Senate
COLUMBUS, OH- Democrat Kyle Strickland announced today that he will run to represent the people of the 15th District in the Ohio Senate, bringing a unique perspective and working to improve the quality of life for us all.
Strickland is currently an attorney at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, where he devotes much of his time to the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which promotes educational and community opportunities for boys and young men of color. Strickland’s experience with the Kirwan Institute will allow him to address the root causes of the issues faced by Central Ohio families.
“Our communities rely on their leaders to build a foundation for the next generation. I am running for the Ohio Senate because our communities deserve a voice to lift up their stories and ensure that our policy decisions don’t create roadblocks to the middle class,” said Strickland. “As your State Senator, I will advocate for the advancement of our communities, good jobs for all residents, and quality education for every student regardless of their zip code.”
Strickland was born and raised in Columbus and is a graduate of The Ohio State University. After college, Kyle earned a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as Student Body President and worked with students and administrators to implement reforms aimed at promoting diversity and inclusion on campus.
“I know that Kyle brings the energy, intelligence, and dedication to make the kind of difference in our communities that we so desire,” said former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown. “I am proud to support his campaign and am eager to see the impact that he makes on the issues in which we both care so deeply.”
State Senator Charleta Tavares currently holds the Senate seat in the 15th District and is not seeking re-election due to term limits.