Candidate Selection

On Friday, February 18, 2022 the Ohio Republican State Central Committee (ORSCC) endorsed a slate of 6 candidate for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor and Treasurer. They voted 34 to 32 in favor of these candidates. They voted to endorse candidates BEFORE hearing your voice in the Primary Election. The ORSCC has also contributed money to the campaign for these candidates.

We do not support the endorsement of candidates in contested races, prior to the Primary Elections, even for incumbents. The constituents – YOU – need to have a voice in the Primary election by placing your vote. Do your homework, interview the candidates, review various records to see who best aligns with the Republican Platform.

Several of the “endorsed” candidates listed in the prior paragraph, would not pass a litmus test for being Republican (see why a Party Platform is a necessary tool), yet your current ORSCC voted to endorse. If guidelines are set to allow this, there may be room to discuss endorsement. An example of the guidelines: Does the candidate(s) meet the criteria of a Republican candidate as shown in their deeds and words to include voting history, as set by the Republican National/State platform; Have they publicly debated one another (if in a contested race)?

In the Judeo-Christian Bible, God gives a list of qualifiers to Moses for those to take roles within the government. Exodus 18:21 states to “select capable men from all the people- men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain- and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.” As a best practice, we believe that the voters should have the opportunity to vote in the primary so that their voices are heard!

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