Cleveland, Ohio — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, a state’s leading advocate for reproductive freedom, today announced their endorsements for the March 17, 2020 primary election. Additional endorsements for the November general election will be announced later this year.

All endorsements are listed on our website at

Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Kellie Copeland said, “Last session, the Ohio House and Senate passed legislation that would have outlawed abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Twenty-one members of the current Ohio House have co-sponsored legislation that would subject penalty who access abortion care to the death penalty. Pro-choice Ohioans can count on our endorsed legislative candidates to stand up against these dangerous proposals. Our endorsed candidates are committed to policies that will improve access to quality affordable reproductive health care in our state.”

Copeland said, “Over the last decade, 23 attacks on reproductive health care have been enacted, and half of the abortion clinics in Ohio have closed. As a result, some Ohioans have fled our state to access abortion, others have had to wait weeks for an appointment, and still others have been forced to continue pregnancies against their will — regardless of the dangers posed to their health and wellbeing. This has to stop. Ohioans need and deserve elected officials who will stand up and fight to protect access to abortion care in our communities without political interference, judgment, or delay.”

Note: In some districts, multiple candidates scored equally well. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio has endorsed all listed candidates in those races.

For the Ohio Senate

District 2 Reem Subei and Joel O’Dorsio
District 4 Kathy Wyenandt
District 6 Mark Fogel
District 8 Dan Brown
District 12 Ken Poling
District 16 Mark Bailey, Troy Doucet, Eric Connelly, and Crystal Lett
District 18 Betsy Rader
District 24 Tom Jackson
District 28 Sen. Vernon Sykes
District 30 Michael Fletcher

For the Ohio House

District 1 Alison Theiss
District 3 Laurel Johnson
District 6 Rep. Phillip Robinson
District 8 Rep. Kent Smith
District 9 Rep. Janine Boyd
District 12 Rep. Juanita Brent
District 13 Rep. Michael Skindell
District 14 Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney
District 16 Monique Smith and Joe Romano
District 17 Rep. Adam Miller
District 18 Rep. Kristin Boggs
District 19 Rep. Mary Lightbody
District 22 Rep. David Leland
District 24 Rep. Allison Russo
District 25 Kofi Nsia-Pepra
District 26 Rep. Erica Crawley
District 31 Rep. Brigid Kelly
District 32 Rep. Catherine Ingram
District 35 Rep. Tavia Galonski
District 36 AJ Harris
District 37 Rep. Casey Weinstein
District 38 Joe Campbell
District 39 Willis Blackshear, Jr.
District 41 Cate Berger
District 45 Rep. Lisa Sobecki
District 54 Morgan Showen
District 55 Zach Stepp
District 57 Dara Adkison
District 58 Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan
District 59 Chris Stanley
District 61 Adam Dudziak
District 65 Alan Darnowsky
District 67 Rachael Morocco
District 69 Donna Beheydt
District 70 Kevin Barnet
District 73 Kim McCarthy
District 75 Rep. Randi Clites
District 76 Garrett Westhoven
District 79 Cynthia Richards
District 84 Joe Monbeck
District 86 Tiffanie Roberts
District 91 Scott Dailey
District 94 Katie O’Neill
District 99 Richard Dana

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio endorses 100% pro-choice candidates who have satisfactorily completed our rigorous questionnaire. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is committed to protecting the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing safe, legal abortion.

Endorsements in federal races are made by our national partner, NARAL Pro-Choice America. Those endorsements will be listed on our website as those announcements are made later this year.


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11811 Shaker Blvd., Suite 210, Cleveland, Ohio 44120
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