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Wyenandt builds grassroots Ohio Senate campaign

June 6, 2020

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

Kathy Wyenandt of Liberty Township is building momentum in her grassroots campaign to win the Ohio Senate District 4 seat this November.

Ohio Senate District 4 consists of most of Butler County.

Wyenandt raised $28,447 last filing period and has $35,000 in cash on hand. Her opponent, Ohio Rep. George Lang, raised $136,819 during the same period, but spent $216,258 during his primary race. He loaned his campaign $30,000, leaving him a negative cash balance of $13,530, according to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose campaign reports.

Wyenandt reported 219 individual donors against Lang’s 29.

Wyenandt and her volunteer team have been working hard to adapt to a new way of campaigning during the coronavirus, said Ashley Wolsefer, her campaign manager.

“We’re proud of the grassroots support our campaign is attracting throughout the county, regardless of political party affiliation,” said Wolsefer. “People seem to be tired of politics as usual and are responding well to our message of fighting for them instead of an extreme partisan fringe.”

Recent endorsements Wyenandt has garnered include: Emily’s List, a national organization that supports Democratic women running for office; the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown; Ohio Chapter of the Sierra Club; Plumbers, Pipefitters and Mechanical Equipment Service Local #392; Laborers Local #534; and Vote Mama.

According to campaign filings, Wyenandt is the second-highest fundraising Senate Democrat this reporting period and among the top 10 of all Democratic fund raisers in the state.

Wyenandt 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 earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from Miami University.

She is an advocate for public schools and ran a competitive race in 2018 for the state house in Ohio’s 52nd district. She was one of the top 10 fund raisers in the Democratic field and grew the Democratic vote share by almost 17 points.

Her campaign literature and website list her as a moderate Democrat interested in common sense solutions that put people over party politics on statewide issues like education, healthcare, jobs and the economy. Her recent opinion columns on healthcare, education funding, and the need for state leaders who work across the aisle have appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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To learn more about the Kathy for Ohio campaign, visit www.kathyforohio.com or connect with her on Twitter at @KathyforOhio, on Facebook and on Instagram. Tune in to her weekly Thursday Facebook Live event at 12:30 p.m. to talk about the issues most important to you. To contact Wyenandt or schedule a virtual coffee fundraiser, call (513) 377-8063.