Bipartisan Pro-Life Ohioans Win Primaries

ORTL Ensures Gains in the General Assembly With Pro-life Democrats and Republicans

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Yesterday, Ohio Right to Life’s PAC endorsed candidates saw success in their primary races. Of the thirty-nine pro-life candidates who won their primaries, two pro-life Democrats, Representative Bill Patmon (House District 10) and Cecil Thomas (Senate District 9) won elections in Cleveland and Cincinnati respectively. These victories will lead to bipartisan pro-life leadership in the General Assembly.

Representative Bill PatmonCecil Thomas
“We are grateful to see pro-life African American leadership advance toward the General Assembly,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “The prospect of a bipartisan pro-life General Assembly is exciting for the pro-life movement in Ohio. We are confident that pro-life candidates will prevail in the general election.”
Additionally, pro-life Republican Kyle Koehler (House District 79) won his primary, adding another potential seat to the pro-life caucus in the General Assembly. Ohio Right to Life anticipates pro-life legislative victories with a bipartisan and larger pro-life delegation in the House and Senate. 
“Pro-life Ohio is speaking in all parties,” continued Gonidakis. “It goes to show that the pro-life platform is winning among Ohioans regardless of race or party. We are grateful to all candidates who advanced the pro-life cause.”
The Ohio Right to Life PAC thanks Representative Matt Lynch and Caleb Davenport for their hard-fought pro-life campaigns in Northeast Ohio. While unfortunately neither were successful in their races, we look forward to working with them in the future and we appreciate their pro-life leadership.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 local chapters, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.  


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