Democratic activist Rosemary Palmer formally enters Ohio House race

Bay Village resident and activist Rosemary Palmer formally announced today that she will be a candidate in the 2010 Democratic Primary for the Ohio House of Representatives' 16th District.
Palmer, a former Statehouse journalist, entrepreneur and teacher, has made sustainability and the green economy cornerstones of her campaign.
"Times have changed. It's no longer acceptable to have part-time representatives in Columbus working on yesterday's problems. The people of Bay Village, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Fairview Park and Westlake need a full-time representative focused on tomorrow's economy and helping to create a climate where innovative, new industries can take root and grow our region," said Palmer.
"Working in the Ohio Statehouse will not be new for me. I worked there in the late ‘70s as a reporter for a news syndicate my husband and I founded/operated to cover state government for Northeastern Ohio newspapers. This time, as a state representative, I’ll change roles from observing to being one of the conduits for ideas that can help this region regain its vitality. In one way, though, the experience will be similar. I will be actively reporting back to residents to encourage input into our state government."
Among Democratic leaders supporting Palmer are Congressman Dennis Kucinich, North Olmsted Mayor Kevin Kennedy, North Olmsted Councilwoman Nicole Dailey Jones, Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones, Cuyahoga County Recorder Lillian Greene and Northeast Ohio Democracy for America. She is also backed by the nonpartisan Women's Campaign Forum, Washington, D.C.
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Volume 2, Issue 4, Posted 12:04 PM, 02.20.2010