Husted Hosts Issue 1 Roundtable At Gorman Rupp In Mansfield

  • 10/8/2018 2:55:01 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
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MANSFIELD - Ohio Secretary of State and DeWine running mate Jon Husted was in Mansfield Monday at Gorman Rupp to host a roundtable with local officials and heads of business discussing their problems with the controversial Ohio Issue 1.

Among those in attendance to voice their displeasure were Richland County Sheriff J. Steve Sheldon, Richland County Commissioner Marilyn John, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof and local heads of business including Jeff Gorman of Gorman Rupp, and Erik Burkland, President of the Ohio Manufacturers Association.

The roundtable was held at Gorman Rupp pumps in Mansfield.

One by one, those in attendance voiced their displeasure with the proposed amendment and broke down why they believe its wrong for Ohio. Husted closed proceedings urging people to use their voice and get out and vote. 

Cordray campaign spokesman Mike Gwin responded to the event with this statement:

"Eight years of Mike DeWine’s failure have given us a quadrupling of opioid-related deaths and rising drug crime. What we're doing right now isn't working. The reason that Issue 1 is on the ballot is because the legislature and Mike DeWine have failed to take action and effectively address the opioid epidemic, and Rich supports a change of course from the failed status quo. As governor, Rich will work with law enforcement to make sure drug dealers are convicted and serve long prison sentences while people who need substance abuse treatment can get it in our communities."

 

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