Democrat Betty Sutton Announces Bid For Governor

The 2018 Gubernatorial election may seem far away now, but it seems that some candidates are looking to get an early start. Betty Sutton (D), former three-term Representative from Ohio’s 13th District has announced her candidacy for Governor.

“It’s time for a change of priorities in Ohio and we need to focus on creating new jobs and opportunities for working families instead of just giving tax breaks to the most privileged and powerful,” said Sutton.

During her time in the House of Representatives, Sutton served on both the Armed Forces Committee and the Natural Resources Committee. Sutton was also one of the driving forces behind establishing the popular “Cash for Clunkers” program which incentivized U.S. residents to get rid of their older, less fuel-efficient vehicles for more environmentally friendly options.

 

 

Back in 2010, Sutton stood up for herself and women everywhere after a GOP mailer stated: “Let’s get Betty Sutton out of the house and put her back in the kitchen”.

In addition to Sutton, Joe Schiavoni (D) and Lt. Governor Mary Taylor (R) have officially announced their candidacies. Current Governor John Kasich is ineligible to run again due to term limits.