Democrat Candidate for Ohio Sen. District 4 Endorsed by Emily’s List

April 23, 2020

Ohio Senate Candidate Kathy Wyenandt is ready to tackle healthcare, education, economy and jobs

Kathy Wyenandt, the Democratic candidate running in Butler County for Ohio Senate District 4, has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics.

“Kathy is a mom of four who wants to see a better Ohio for her children and all families,” said Geri Prado, vice president of state and local campaigns at EMILY’s List. “She’s a strong advocate for public schools and ensuring that students receive the education they deserve regardless of where they live. As a former board member of the Butler County Board of Elections, Kathy is determined to ensure all elections in Ohio remain safe, fair, and open. EMILY’s List is proud to support Kathy’s campaign for the Ohio Senate.”

Emily’s List has helped women run for local, state and national offices for 35 years, according to its website. In the 2017-18 election cycle, EMILY’s List helped elect 34 new women to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Wyenandt of Liberty Township was born in Cincinnati, grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and moved back to Ohio in 1989, where she graduated from Fairfield High School. She graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science.

She serves on the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit (SORTA) board of trustees and is a former board member of the Butler County Board of Elections. She has a diverse professional background from market research at Procter & Gamble to pharmaceutical sales and business management. She is married to Jim Wyenandt, president of Advance Transportation Systems. The couple have four children.

She is an advocate for public schools and has helped coordinate events that have raised more than $250,000 in her many volunteer roles at multiple Lakota Local School District schools.

In 2018, Wyenandt ran a competitive race for the state house in Ohio’s 52nd district. She was one of the top 10 fundraisers in the Democratic field and grew the Democratic vote share by almost 17 points. Wyenandt plans to build on this progress and share her vision of “people over politics” motto throughout Butler County in pursuit of change at the Statehouse.

To learn more about the Kathy for Ohio campaign, visit or connect with her on Twitter at @KathyforOhio, on Facebook and on Instagram. To contact Wyenandt or schedule a virtual coffee fundraiser, call (513) 377-8063.

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