Follow Frank: Monthly Update February Edition

Team LaRose is off to a strong start for 2018! Frank filed his petitions to be placed on the ballot earlier this week, and filed his finance report last week that puts our campaign $200,000 ahead of his opponent. Our campaign is running full steam ahead, but we still have a lot of work to do to be successful in November.

Additionally, I wanted to make sure you saw that Frank and his colleagues in the legislature approved congressional redistricting reform this week. The balanced plan, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, will now appear before the voters on the May primary ballot. Click here to read Frank’s press release, and please help us share the video below on Facebook.


Frank is busy traveling the state to meet voters and earn their support over the next nine months. We hope to see you on the trail at one of the events below!

Thanks for all of your support.

Christian Pancake

Political Director

P.S. Make sure you are following Frank on social media!



Frank Files for the Ballot

This week, Frank filed petitions and paperwork to officially declare his candidacy for the office of Ohio Secretary of State. Our team collected thousands of signatures from Ohioans in nearly every one of Ohio’s 88 counties. This strong filing is another example of the groundswell of support we are receiving from every corner of the state!

Meet the Team

We are excited to welcome Brittany Warner as our Campaign Manager and Communications Director for Team LaRose. Brittany has an extensive background working on Ohio campaigns, including as Executive Director of the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC) and Communications Director at the Ohio Republican Party. Brittany joins the existing campaign team of Political Director Christian Pancake, Deputy Political Director Ben Kindel and Finance Director Jennifer Hutchinson. Check out our campaign blog to read more!


LaRose Speaks at Ohio Association of Elections Officials Conference

Recently, Frank had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of dedicated elections officials at the Ohio Association of Elections Officials annual winter conference in Columbus. He discussed his work in the Ohio legislature on elections issues, the critical role our elections officials play in our democracy, and the need for funding to update our aging voting equipment in Ohio. The annual conference is a terrific place to meet our hard working elections officials, and see all of the work they are doing to continue to keep our elections secure, efficient and accessible to all Ohio voters.


In the News

National Democrats Focus on Ohio Secretary of State Race

Washington Post: David Weigel – The left-leaning ballot access group iVote will spend at least $5 million across swing states to elect Democratic secretaries of state — the latest front in the “voting wars” that Democrats worried they have been losing. This year, iVote will focus on electing Democrats as the chief election officials in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio. Click here to read the full story.


LaRose talks about Keeping our Elections Secure

ABC 6 Columbus: Ben Garbarek – “Nobody wants to see voters sort of precipitously being removed from the voter rolls,” said Republican candidate Frank LaRose. “At the same time the secretary is required to maintain accurate voter rolls.” LaRose said voter fraud is rare but that doesn’t mean he’s not worried about it. “One instance of voter fraud is too many,” he said. Click here to read the full story. Click here to read the full story.


LaRose Welcomes Support for New Voting Machine Funding

Senator Frank LaRose welcomed support for his proposal to modernize the state’s election system. “I was thrilled hear Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s comments today about the need to modernize our voting machines. It is exciting to see other elected officials coming forward to recognize the need to modernize this outdated equipment,” Sen LaRose said. “Now we need to work together, in a bipartisan way, to ensure that the infrastructure of our democracy is properly maintained.” Click here to read the full story


Recent County Party Endorsements
Butler County Republican Party
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Columbiana County Republican Party
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Franklin County Republican Party
Knox County Republican Party
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Montgomery County Republican Party

Join these great Republicans by endorsing Frank today!

Catch Frank on the Trail

Frank has been working hard traveling to every corner of the state to meet Ohioans. In case you haven’t gotten a chance to catch up with him yet, take a look at some of the events he will be attending in the coming weeks. We hope to catch you there!

  • Thursday, Feb. 15th – Keynote speaker at the Clark County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner
  • Friday, Feb. 16th – Attending the Hamilton County Republican Party Lincoln/Reagan Day Dinner
  • Thursday, Feb. 22nd – Keynote speaker at the Wood County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner
  • Friday, Feb. 23rd – Speaking to the Medina County GOP Women’s Club
  • Saturday, Feb. 24th – Meet and Greet with Lucas County area Republican Clubs
  • Saturday, Feb. 24th – Speaking to the Lucas County Teenage Republicans
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27th – Speaking to the Alliance Area Republican Club

Team Member Spotlight

Brent Gutkowski

Brent is a Junior at Ohio State University studying Public Policy. Brent has been an intern for the last six months and has been attending events, collecting petition signatures, and a lot more to help our campaign. Brent plans to continue his education and then attend law school after graduation. Thanks for your support, Brent!