I am so proud! Today I received notice that I have been endorsed by the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association. Please vote for me in November.
Today my wife, Caryl, and I visited our voting location in Marion and were happy to see lots of people taking part in this year’s primary election. I hope you were able to get out and vote. Since I was unopposed on the Democratic ballot for State Representative in district 86 the outcome for me is positive. I will be on the ballot in November. I hope you all vote for issue 1 to address the issue of gerrymandering in Ohio. There are very few issues that address the principle of “one person, one vote” as much as the practice of gerrymandering in Ohio.
Our country is so polarized right now but Democrats and Republicans in Ohio came together to address gerrymandering – one of the most partisan issues of our time. In early February, the state legislature passed Senate Joint Resolution 5 and on February 20, the Ohio Ballot Board officially placed the congressional redistricting reform measure on the May Primary ballot as Issue 1.
Issue 1 is supported by the Ohio Democratic Party, the Ohio Republican Party, and a host of local and state organizations.
Today I participated in the March For Our Lives event in Columbus, OH. March For Our Lives was created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.
Today, the kids and families of March For Our Lives took to the streets of Washington, DC and in communities around the country to demand that their lives and safety become a priority.
As I got out of my car this morning, I met one of the kids from Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people lost their lives. She read my sign which said, “I’m with the kids,” and thanked me for the support. I thanked her and she said she would remember my name. What a wonderful feeling.
During the march, I met Balkee Balakrishnan. He later posted on Facebook, “During the March today, I chanced to walk alongside Glenn Coble of Marion, OH, whose father marched in the Civil Rights Movement.”
“He is standing for the State Rep. in the Ohio House,” Balakrishnan continued. “He is the official Democratic candidate, uncontested in the Primary. My friends in the Dublin area, please take note! His constituency covers Dublin, and i suspect Powell, and he can certainly use your vote!”
I appreciate getting Balakrishnan’s incite and his support.