WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Fitzgerald visited Mansfield on his Hometown Tour to talk about "right-to-work" legislation and the importance of unions. }}" />

   
 
 
Ohio Governor Candidate Ed Fitzgerald Makes Local Visit

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 7/20/2014

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Fitzgerald visited Mansfield on his Hometown Tour to talk about "right-to-work" legislation and the importance of unions. Fitzgerald stopped by the Backroom Bar and Grill on Laver Road for their "Ride to Kill Right to Work" rally, which raised awareness about efforts to destroy collective bargaining rights.

"What people are afraid of is kind-of a sequel to Senate Bill 5," Fitzgerald said. "So in 2011, they had a chance to vote on Governor Kasich's proposals with Senate Bill 5, and they overwhelmingly said no. People have the right to represent themselves and organize themselves, and that's what this rally is about, because there's proposals to do that all over again - in a different way, but similar. So people are rallying early, and I've taken a very strong stand on that issue."

Mansfield is one of many stops in Fitzgerald's Hometown Tour. Other cities the campaign has visited recently include Toledo, Ashland, and Norwalk.

"We're constantly traveling the state," Fitzgerald said. "And we've been doing what we're calling a hometown tour, we're trying to go to - not just Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinnati, but some of the smaller communities too. They matter, and they've been hit especially hard. They haven't been helped by this administration. So you're going to see us out here in the Mansfield area quite a bit."

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A local family's labor of love is an exciting stop for trick- or-treaters on Halloween Full Story
Image1 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington will be the new site of Tough Mudder Ohio. Full Story
 
Image1 Flood prevention and lead- based paint removal from homes were the main topics of discussion during the latest meeting of Richland CODA, which is short for County Organizations for Disaster Assistance. Full Story
Image1 Friendly House annual Coats for Kids giveaway will be held Nov. 8. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Friendly House holding annual Coats for Kids giveaway

Mansfield Woman Featured On Hit Reality Show

Trick or Treat & Parade Draws a Crowd

Task Force arrests fugitive wanted for rape

Crawford County Hiring Fair Draws Job-Seekers

Judge Candidate Phil Naumoff Speaks To Local Democrats

Tree Cut Down, Damaging Headstones At Historical Cemetery

Jack Hanna's show coming to the Renaissance

Big Red Bookshelf Book Fair coming to Ontario

Spaghetti Bowl Raises Money,Excitement for Mansfield Rivalry

More News