Americans for Prosperity (AFP) of Ohio issued a statement Wednesday congratulating its newly elected and re-elected members of the Ohio State Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.
The organization applauded its activists for their “tireless efforts to support policy champions seeking to represent Ohioans in Columbus.”
AFP State Director Micah Derry said three of the group’s six endorsed candidates were victorious Tuesday night. He said he’s confident all four will work tirelessly to “remove barriers” to opportunity in Ohio.
“We are excited to see our endorsed candidates Andrew Brenner, Kristina Roegner, and Todd Smith win their races. Our activists worked hard to successfully elect lawmakers that we can rely on to remove barriers to opportunity and continuously advocate for taxpayers,” he said. “Our staff and volunteers are thrilled by these wins and we look forward to the upcoming legislative accomplishments of these new legislators.”
This year, the AFP Ohio chapter reached well over 117,000 voters to advocate for six “state policy champions” through a combination of door-to-door canvassing, direct mail, and phone banking efforts.
In September, the group endorsed Andrew Brenner for Ohio’s 19th State Senate District, Mike Rasor for Ohio’s 37th House District, Jim Trakas for Ohio’s 6th House District, Tim Barhorst for Ohio’s 19th House District, Todd Smith for Ohio’s 43rd House District, and Kristina Roegner for Ohio’s 27th State Senate District.
Ohio entered Tuesday’s election as one of 26 states with Republicans controlling the governorship and both houses of the state legislature. Republicans retained their majority in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly Tuesday and also won the governorship, but Republicans in several other states did not fare as well.
By the end of the night Tuesday, the number of Republican-controlled states had fallen from 26 to 22, with Democrats now holding 14 state governments, and another 13 states now having a divided government.
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Anthony Accardi is a writer and reporter for The Ohio Star.