Mike DeWine Leads Slate of Pro-Life Victories
Ohio Voters Choose Strong Pro-Life Candidates for Statewide and Legislative Races

     CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Wednesday, May 9, 2018     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio–Yesterday, 89% of Ohio Right to Life PAC endorsed candidates won their primary races. (Click here to view a list of candidates who won their primary). At the top of the ticket, Mike DeWine won his race to become the pro-life candidate for governor in November’s General Election. Rep. Robert Sprague won his race for Republican candidate for Treasurer of State. Notably, Anthony Gonzalez won his primary race for the 16th Congressional District, and Rep. Jim Renacci won his primary race for U.S. Senate. Rep. Renacci will take on pro-abortion Sherrod Brown in the November election.

“Ohio Right to Life is thrilled to see so many of our endorsed candidates succeed in the Primary Election,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “These men and women are some of pro-life Ohio’s best and brightest, and we are confident that they will continue the momentum of the pro-life movement in our great state.”

Since 2011, Gov. Kasich has signed 20 Ohio Right to Life initiatives passed by the Ohio General Assembly, and abortions have reached historic lows in Ohio, dropping over 25% in that same time period. Many people contributed to these victories, including State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville), who won his race to be the candidate for the 12th Congressional District, State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville), State Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg), and State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township).

“Ohio’s voters made one thing clear on Tuesday: they want pro-life office holders to represent them,” said Marshal Pitchford, Ohio Right to Life PAC Chairman. “The Ohio Right to Life PAC will tirelessly advocate on behalf of pro-life candidates statewide. We are confident that Ohio’s future is very pro-life.”

To read Ohio Right to Life’s statement on Mike DeWine’s victory, click here.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, 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.