Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has endorsed Democrat Michele Young in her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Ohio’s first district. Young, a mother of five, attorney, and civic leader has spent her career contributing to the well-being of the community. Young supported Coroner Sammarco in obtaining a state-of-the-art crime lab for Hamilton County, and brought people together for the “Don’t text and drive” campaign. Young, who arrived in Cincinnati twenty-five years ago on a Greyhound bus, has never looked back. Young now looks forward to serving the people of Ohio’s first district as a Representative who brings people together, who reaches out with common sense solutions to problems, and who serves as a champion for her constituents.
“I am grateful and honored by our Mayor’s endorsement,” said Young, “John is an old friend. We both are inspired by the example of Father Robert Drinan, a Jesuit Priest and Congressperson who exemplified service to the people. John works non-stop for our city.”
This endorsement follows Hamilton County Democratic Party, the Cincinnati Women’s Political Caucus, Senator Sherrod Brown, Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco, and Councilman Chris Seelbach and many more.
On February 12, Michele Young announced she was running. On February 14, Warren County Chair Bethe Goldenfield posted the announcement on Facebook with her personal endorsement. Since then, leaders from every walk of life have come on board in support of Young: former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Eric Brown, former Ohio Secretary of State the Honorable Jennifer Brunner, Great Cincinnatian Francie Pepper, civil rights legends David Singleton and Arzell Nelson, civic leaders Greg Landsman, Rob Richardson, Barbara Gould, Michelle Dillingham, Amy Klekamp Geers and many more.
“The support transcends political and geographical lines. The Facebook announcement went viral, reaching thirty-five thousand in less than ten days,” said Carey Markoe of the Young campaign.
Ms. Young is a first-time candidate in this race. Both of her opponents previously ran for Congress in other political parties.