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LaRose Given Excellence in Public Service Award by Ohio Trucking Association at Centennial Celebration

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) yesterday joined members of the Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) for their 2018 Annual Conference in Toledo, OH, where he was presented with the 2018 Excellence in Public Service Award. The conference marks the 100th anniversary of the Ohio Trucking Association’s commitment to enhancing the public image and economic growth of […]

The Columbus Dispatch Endorses Frank LaRose

Editorial endorsement: For Ohio secretary of state: Frank LaRose Ohio has two strong candidates for secretary of state, each with a longtime interest in election issues and a record of support for easier voting and transparency in campaign finance. Both are well equipped for the job, but we give the endorsement edge to Republican Frank […]

LaRose Introduces Bill to Create Ohio Cyber Reserve

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) today introduced legislation which creates a new division of the Ohio National Guard called the Ohio Cyber Reserve specializing in cyber security. The new force which Senate Bill 327 creates within the Ohio National Guard consists of qualified civilians who are cyber security experts. The Ohio Cyber Reserve will maintain […]

LaRose pushes for fair elections, entrepreneurship

LIMA — While Kosovo and the United States may be half a world apart, both require political influencers to stand 100 feet away from the polls during Election Day. During a visit to the monthly Allen County Republican Party luncheon, Secretary of State candidate Frank LaRose, R-Akron, recalled a moment when he watched an elderly […]

LaRose Invites Citizens to Attend District Office Hours

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) will hold open office hours throughout the district on Saturday, September 15, 2018. “Listening to the citizens of our district is important to me,” said Senator LaRose. “I get a lot of emails and phone calls in Columbus, but it’s helpful to sit down across the table from someone for […]

LaRose visits area to campaign for SOS

GREENVILLE – How important is the position of Secretary of State (SOS) in Ohio? According to Republican candidate Frank LaRose it is an important job that needs the right person to safeguard two things that are fundamental to our way of life – free markets and free elections. “This (SOS office) is the place where […]

LaRose Bill Provides Transparency to Agency Fines Process, Removes Insidious Motive for Enforcement

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) recently introduced Senate Bill 321 to bring transparency and accountability to state agencies who collect fines and penalties from Ohio businesses and citizens. “Ohio has made good process to become more attractive to job creators since I began serving in 2011,” said LaRose. “Reducing regulatory red tape has in part […]

Follow Frank: Monthly Update August Edition

LAROSE EARNS THE OHIO FOP ENDORSEMENT Recently, Frank earned a major endorsement from the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio. Over his time in office, Frank has worked on numerous pieces of legislation supporting law enforcement, including expanding survivor benefits for families of fallen first responders and increasing sentencing for violent career criminals. You can […]

LaRose Joins Panel Discussion with Ohio’s Teen Ambassador Board

COLUMBUS—On Monday, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomed Attorney General DeWine’s Teen Ambassador Board (TAB) to the Statehouse for a panel discussion and inside look into Ohio’s democratic process. TAB is made up of high school juniors and seniors interested in Ohio law and government. Selected applicants serve a one-year term advising the AG’s office […]

LaRose shares hopes with Gallia

RIO GRANDE — Gallia Republicans gathered for their annual Corn Roast in the Bob Evans Shelter House Thursday evening to discuss hopes for the future and visit with local and state candidates. Among the featured speakers were District 27 Ohio State Senator and Ohio Secretary of State candidate Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) and Ohio Speaker of […]

LaRose Introduces Bills to Modernize Absentee Ballot Request and Encourage Youth Participation in Primaries

COLUMBUS — On Wednesday, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) introduced two elections administration bills to modernize the process of requesting absentee ballots and clarify rules for 17-year-old voting in presidential primaries. Senate Bill 318 will simplify absentee voting for all Ohioans by allowing voters to go online and request a vote-by-mail ballot. Currently, voters must […]

LaRose Bill to Help Protect Sanitation Workers Heads to Governor

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) today joined Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) as he signed Senate Bill 127, which requires drivers to take certain precautions when approaching a parked waste collection vehicle on Ohio’s roadways. Ohio currently offers move over protection to emergency, road safety, tow trucks, power, phone, gas and other utility company vehicles. […]

LaRose Announces FOP Ohio Endorsement

COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State candidate Frank LaRose today announced his endorsement by the state’s largest police organization, which represents over 25,000 active and retired officers, the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (“FOP Ohio”). “Frank is a steadfast supporter of Ohio’s law enforcement. His work has made a positive impact on the men […]

Follow Frank: Monthly Update June Edition

INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES Team LaRose had a fantastic 4th walking with Frank and his family in the Hilliard and Westerville parades, followed by a team cookout and fireworks in Dublin. We had over 50 outstanding volunteers join us throughout the day to show support for Frank and his campaign to serve as Ohio’s next Secretary […]

Wooster school board honors student achievement

WOOSTER DISTRICT — Wooster City Schools moved its Tuesday evening board meeting to Wooster High School’s Performing Arts Center, accommodating guests of entire teams of students being recognized for academic and athletic excellence. First up was the Ohio Interscholastic wheelchair basketball championship team, introduced by the district’s athletic director, Andy Kellar. “I’m so glad we […]

Senate Priority Bill to Update Ohio’s Drug Abuse Laws Heads to Governor

COLUMBUS— On Wednesday, the Ohio House and Senate concurred on changes made to Senate Bill 1, sponsored by State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), during conference committee. The legislation updates Ohio’s drug abuse laws to appropriately reflect the potency of fentanyl-related substances and address its growing prevalence in overdose deaths. “I have been working for years […]

Sen. Frank LaRose and Rep. David Olsen: The Supreme Court didn’t act on gerrymandering, so it’s up to state legislators to stop doing it

On Monday, the Supreme Court kicked back to Wisconsin and Maryland state courts two gerrymandering cases that attempted to establish that legislatures that use gerrymandering to ensure partisan outcomes were acting with unconstitutional bias. In doing so, they have essentially ensured that any constitutional remedies to overly partisan gerrymandering will be years away, if they […]

Frank LaRose Stands with Law Enforcement

Frank LaRose is running to serve as Ohio’s Secretary of State and is currently serving his second term in the Ohio Senate representing the citizens of the 27th Senate District. LaRose enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as an Engineer with the 101st Airborne and later joined the U.S. Army Special Forces as […]

Follow Frank: Monthly Update May Edition

LaRose Honors the Fallen and Remembers Gold Star Families on Memorial Day On Memorial Day, he was the Guest Speaker at the Middletown Memorial Day Ceremony, and later stopped by the Miami Valley VFW Picnic. Afterwards, he joined fellow veterans at the Evandale Memorial Day Ceremony in Hamilton County. Click here to read more about […]

LaRose Welcomes Members of the Serbian National Assembly to the Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) recently welcomed members of the Serbian National Assembly to the Ohio Statehouse. The members of parliament traveled to Ohio to gain insight on the goals, objectives and function of state level legislative operations. “I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet with these Serbian legislative leaders during their visit to […]

West Chester, Middletown honors veterans on Memorial Day

BUTLER COUNTY – Cheering crowds lined the streets of West Chester Twp. Monday morning to honor those who have fought and died for their country. It was a day for wearing red, white and blue, flag waving, bagpipers and bands and for honoring those who have served. The annual parade marched down Cincinnati Dayton Road […]

New, updated voting machines could be coming for Ohio voters

A bill that would provide nearly $115 million to counties to help upgrade aging voting equipment, reimburse election boards for more recent machine purchases and set up a unified purchasing and leasing program through the Secretary of State passed a Statehouse panel Wednesday. The measure approved by the House Finance Committee already passed the Ohio […]

Photo Release: LaRose Celebrates Accomplishments of Ohio Soap Box Derby Champions

  COLUMBUS— On Wednesday, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomed leaders and participants from all levels of the Soap Box Derby to the Statehouse for a special presentation recognizing the 2017 champions. “It’s my pleasure hosting the Soap Box Derby champions at the Statehouse every year,” said Senator LaRose. “I’m happy I get to recognize […]

LaRose Welcomes Delegates from India, Nepal and Pakistan to the Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS—On Tuesday, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) met with members of the International Legislative Fellowship Program who have traveled from India, Nepal and Pakistan for direct exposure to the U.S. political process. They discussed their shared passion for civic engagement, especially amoung the youth of their respective countries. Selected as leaders from academia, government, business […]

LaRose Introduces Legislation Expanding Survivor Benefits for Families of Fallen First Responders

COLUMBUS—State Senators Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) and Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today introduced legislation which will expand survivor benefits for the families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty. Senate Bill 296 will expand the length of time these families can draw full benefits up to the age of when the deceased would […]

Follow Frank: Monthly Update April Edition

Ohio Senate Passes LaRose Bill Aimed at Updating Ohio’s Voting Machines The Ohio Senate passed legislation this month, introduced by Sen. Frank LaRose last year, which provides funding to assist county boards of election in upgrading their outdated voting equipment. “It is vital that Ohioans can be confident they are casting a vote on a […]

Delaware Gazette: BOE eyeing new machines

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Statehouse announced Wednesday the Ohio Senate has taken the first step in providing funding to counties to update voting equipment. Senate Bill 135 will move to the Ohio House of Representatives for consideration and vote by its members. “Ohio is a national leader in elections administration because we focus on making […]

Local, state candidates, office-holders gather for GOP’s Lincoln Dinner

YOUNGSTOWN, With the primary election next Tuesday, Mahoning County Republicans were joined by several statewide candidates and officeholders at their annual Lincoln Day Dinner. So how do Republicans win in Mahoning County, a Democratic stronghold? “In the past, we’ve seen where statewide candidates have struggled to do well here, but given what we saw in 2016 […]

Series of Bills Pass Senate to Support Military Families and Eliminate Barriers for Veterans

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) this week announced the Senate passage of two pieces of legislation to help support military families and eliminate barriers for veterans. In an effort to assist military families, Senator LaRose authored Senate Bill 116 which would allow spouses of active duty military members to be eligible for unemployment compensation when […]

Senate Passes LaRose Bill Aimed at Updating Ohio’s Voting Machines

COLUMBUS—The Senate passed legislation today, sponsored by State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), which provides funding to assist counties in upgrading their outdated voting equipment. “Ohio is one step closer to securing the funding needed to assist counties in replacing their outdated voting equipment,” said LaRose. “Today’s overwhelming bipartisan support indicates that we in the legislature […]

LaRose highlights push to update election systems during Lima visit

LIMA — Allen County could soon see its share of $114.5 million to replace aging voting machines, a candidate for Ohio’s secretary of state said Thursday. State Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Hudson, toured the Allen County board of elections in downtown Lima on Thursday. He spoke about legislation that he expected to pass the state senate […]

State Senator Frank LaRose visits the Allen County Board of Elections

The Republican candidate for Ohio Secretary of State made a stop at the Allen County Board of Elections this morning. State Senator Frank LaRose meeting with election officials and learning more about Allen County’s election process. He is supporting legislation that will help counties pay for the next generation of voting machines and help reduce […]

Follow Frank: Monthly Update March Edition

LaRose for Secretary of State Announces Veterans Leadership Council The LaRose for Secretary of State campaign announced its Veterans Leadership Council. This diverse group of veterans from across the state will help advise the campaign on issues impacting men and women serving in the military, their families as well as all those who have served […]

Secretary of State candidate keynotes county GOP dinner

SOUTH POINT, Ohio — The Republican candidate for Ohio Secretary of State made his case to members of Lawrence County’s Republican Party on Monday. State Sen. Frank LaRose is on a tour of southern Ohio and spoke at the Lincoln Day fundraising dinner of the Lawrence County Republicans at South Point High School. A veteran […]

LaRose for Secretary of State Announces Veterans Leadership Council

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Today, the LaRose for Secretary of State campaign announced its Veterans Leadership Council. This diverse group of veterans from across the state will help advise the campaign on issues impacting men and women serving in the military, their families as well as all those who have served in the past. Together, they […]

Editorial: Working together to guard elections

So few things are actually bipartisan these days that it is truly worth celebrating when Republicans and Democrats find ways to work together, even if that often does come easier at the state level. So efforts in Columbus to provide more than $114 million to ease the burden on county election boards that must purchase […]

LaRose Says Overblown Claims of Voter Fraud and Suppression Hurt Democracy

AKRON, Ohio – The Republican running for Ohio Secretary of State says the passion of both parties over voting issues may be doing damage to American’s confidence in their democracy. Frank Larose, the state senator who hopes to succeed Secretary of State Jon Husted, told the Akron Press Club today any move that disenfranchises any […]

Sen. Frank LaRose highlights issues he’d focus on if elected as secretary of state

AKRON, Ohio – State Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Hudson, believes strongly in two things: free elections and a free market. One was inspired by his work in the military, the other by his family who immigrated to the U.S. a century ago to start a business — and both are vital values to the secretary of […]

Ohio Federation of Republican Women Endorses Frank LaRose

Columbus, Ohio – The Board of Directors of the Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) has voted to endorse those unopposed Republicans who will be appearing on Ohio’s May 8 Republican primary ballot. Those Ohio executive branch positions endorsed were Keith Faber for Auditor, Frank LaRose for Secretary of State and Dave Yost for Attorney […]

LaRose Proposes Changes to Bill Aimed at Updating Voting Machines in Ohio

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) today proposed changes to Senate Bill 135, which provides funding to assist counties in upgrading their outdated voting equipment. “Voting machines are the essential infrastructure of our democratic process. It is a shared responsibility of state and county governments to ensure that these machines are properly maintained,” said Senator LaRose, […]

LaRose Named Legislative Champion by Ohio Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) was recently given the Legislative Champion award by the Ohio Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs. “Over the years I’ve witnessed the positive effect this organization has had on our communities’ children by providing them with the tools to create their own successful futures,” said LaRose. “I am humbled to […]

LaRose Joins Ballot Board in Unanimous Vote to Approve Anti-Gerrymandering Issue 1 for May Ballot

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) today joined other members of the Ohio Ballot Board to unanimously approve Ohio’s historic congressional redistricting initiative to be on the ballot for the May 8 Primary Election. Issue 1 was initiated by the General Assembly through the passage of Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 in early February. “For over […]

Ohio’s historic congressional redistricting reform: Frank LaRose

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hey Washington, look what’s happening in the heartland. We’re working together to solve problems, and we are governing. For years, Ohioans have recognized the need to reform the winner-take-all process for redistricting following the census every ten years. Under the current process, the party with the majority draws the maps as they […]

LaRose Bill Will Increase Accountability, Bolster Voter Confidence And Better Secure Ohio Elections

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) today introduced legislation that would make the current practice of conducting post-election audits a requirement for county boards of election under state law. Additionally, it will require that all county boards of election upgrade to a sophisticated statistical technique called a risk-limiting audit which is widely recognized as the best […]

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 […]

Ohio Senate Passes Historic Congressional Redistricting Reform Plan with Bipartisan Support

COLUMBUS— With unanimous, bipartisan support, the Ohio Senate today passed a plan to reform the process for drawing Ohio’s congressional districts. The passage of Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 follows weeks of good faith negotiations between the leadership of both parties in the General Assembly and various redistricting reform advocates. “The work of redistricting is […]

LaRose Shows Strong Finance Filing

For Immediate Release January 31, 2018 Contact: Jen Hutchinson Jen@FrankLaRose.com   LaRose Files with over $839,000 Cash on Hand in 2017 Annual Report Receives over $400,000 in campaign contributions COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State candidate Frank LaRose today announced that his campaign has raised $400,717 in the second half of 2017, with $365,160 in […]

Candidates outline how they’ll protect Ohio from election hack

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Ohio’s efforts to clear inactive voters from the voter rolls. Secretary of State Jon Husted is the defendant in the ongoing legal battle. The two people vying for Husted’s job outlined how they will handle the voter purge. “Nobody wants to see voters sort […]

‘On its last legs’: Why election boards are seeking new voting machines

Voting equipment in many Ohio counties, including Butler County, is becoming obsolete as replacement parts are more difficult to obtain and software continues to age. State Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Hudson, said he knows of at least one county board of elections that has used parts from an auto supply store. He said replacing voting machines […]

Christmas Overseas: Celebrating the Holidays While Deployed

The following is an article written originally on December 26th, 2000 by Senator Frank LaRose while he was serving in Kosovo. This article is one in a series of columns that Senator LaRose did for his hometown newspaper, the Akron Beacon Journal, explaining what life was like while overseas.    12/26/00 We hear the Christmas […]

LaRose Welcomes Support for New Voting Machine Funding

Today, 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 […]

Follow Frank: Monthly Update December Edition

The Christmas season is upon us, many of our friends are currently celebrating Hanukkah and a new year is about to begin. Team LaRose is making sure we are fully prepared for the upcoming campaign season. Over the past month, Frank has been hard at work to ensure that we keep a conservative Republican in […]

Senate Passes Legislation Eliminating Barriers for Veterans

COLUMBUS—On Tuesday, the Senate passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), which would waive the skills test for a commercial driver’s license for veterans who have applicable military certifications. Senate Bill 170 would require the Director of Public Safety to seek approval from the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to create […]

LaRose Earns Endorsement of Franklin County Republican Party

COLUMBUS – The following statement can be attributed to Senator Frank LaRose who this evening earned the Franklin County Republican Party’s endorsement. “I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of the Franklin County GOP. Franklin County will be critical to our success in next year’s election and I’m proud that they trust me […]

Senator Frank LaRose Announces Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken As Special Guest For Hometown Fundraiser

Akron – Today Senator Frank LaRose, Republican candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, announced Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken as the special guest for his 9th annual hometown fundraiser in Akron. Timken, who resides in Stark County, was elected to her post as Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party this past January. Previously, she […]

LaRose shadows local election officials

COLUMBUS – Senator Frank LaRose recently joined Darke County Board of Elections Director Luke Burton, and the four board of elections members, in observing the different practices used by Darke County in their efforts to keep our elections accurate and secure. LaRose saw first-hand how electronic poll books, among other new innovations, continue to revolutionize […]

Another Milestone: LaRose has met all 88 County GOP Chairs

Today, we have hit another milestone. Frank has now met with every Republican county chairman in Ohio. This achievement is a reflection of Frank’s commitment to advancing the ideals and vision he believes are needed in the next Secretary of State. As a first time statewide candidate, Frank believes it’s important to meet the men […]

Photo Release: LaRose Keynotes Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Induction

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) was selected to be the keynote speaker at the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held on Thursday in Dublin, Ohio. The organization strives to pay proper recognition to those who have continued contributing to society after serving in the military. “Those of us who served made a lifelong […]

LaRose Welcomes Area Residents to Attend District Office Hours

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomes residents to attend his district office hours on Saturday, December 9, 2017. LaRose represents Wayne and portions of Summit and Stark counties in northeast Ohio. “Office hours are an opportunity for me to connect with constituents in the communities where they live, work and raise their families,” said LaRose. […]

LaRose continues Practice of Shadowing Elections Officials – Learning directly from those who run our elections

  COLUMBUS – Yesterday, Senator Frank LaRose joined Darke County Board of Elections Director Luke Burton, and the four board of elections members, in observing the different practices used by Darke County in their efforts to keep our elections accurate and secure. LaRose saw first hand how electronic poll books, among other new innovations, continue […]

LaRose Continues to Earn Strong Support from GOP Leaders – Secretary of State Campaign Builds Momentum

Columbus – Ohio Senator Frank LaRose today announced 125 additional individual endorsements in his campaign for Ohio Secretary of State. With today’s announcement, over 200 state and local elected leaders, grassroots activists and GOP leaders have signaled their support for Frank. The growing list of supporters is highlighted by former Ohio Secretary of State Ken […]

Secretary of State Candidate Frank LaRose Reaches 88-County Milestone

  Columbus – Ohio Secretary of State candidate Frank LaRose yesterday reached an important milestone by campaigning in all of Ohio’s 88 counties in advance of next year’s statewide election. LaRose capped his visit to each of the state’s counties by attending the Gallia County GOP Fall Roundup last night. “As I’ve traveled all over […]

Follow Frank: Monthly Update October Edition

The past month has been busy for Team LaRose. Just recently, Frank announced the endorsements of nearly 80 Republican and community leaders from each corner of the state of Ohio, including the endorsement of 17 of Frank’s senate colleagues, highlighted by President Larry Obhof and every member of Senate leadership. This list is growing by […]

LaRose shares his hopes with Gallia

GALLIPOLIS — Ohio Senator Frank LaRose shared his vision with Gallia County at the Gallia GOP Republican Rally Tuesday evening at Bossard Library alongside Ohio Auditor Dave Yost as the senator quests to be elected the Ohio Secretary of State. “Tonight is a special occasion for me for a couple of reasons because not only […]

Larry Obhof Endorses Frank LaRose for Secretary of State: Watch His Video Below

   

State Sen. LaRose speaks at Putnam County Republican meeting

OTTAWA — State Sen. Frank LaRose, 27th district, spoke during the Putnam County Republican Party meeting Wednesday at the Putnam County Educational Services Center. He spoke to the local republicans about his 2018 candidacy for Secretary of State and what he will bring to the office should he win. “So I grew up in the […]

LaRose Earns Strong Support from GOP Leaders – Secretary of State Campaign Builds Momentum

For Immediate Release Thursday, October 12, 2017 Contact: Christian Pancake – (419) 979-6039 LaRose Earns Strong Support from GOP Leaders Secretary of State Campaign Builds Momentum Columbus – Ohio Senator Frank LaRose today announced that 78 GOP elected officials and party leaders have pledged their support to his campaign to serve as Ohio Secretary of […]

Randy Gardner Endorses Frank LaRose for Secretary of State: Watch His Video Below

   

Betty Montgomery Endorses Frank LaRose for Secretary of State: Watch Her Video Below

   

Mother of daughter who died from fentanyl overdose fights for longer sentences for drug dealers

CLEVELAND – Brenda Ryan’s daughter, Sheena Moore, died of a fentanyl overdose in 2016. Derrick Sales, Jr. sold the deadly drugs to her. “He got a plea deal of 8 years,” said Ryan. “The last words on my daughter’s obituary were: Sheena would not want us to cry. She would want us to fight.” Ryan […]

Letter: Remaining vigilant about voter fraud

Voter fraud has been a highly debated topic over the past year. Since the 2016 General Election, pundits have been endlessly debating whether or not voter fraud is present and to what extent it has influenced the outcomes of our elections. One thing is certain, any occurrence of election fraud must be taken seriously and […]

Bill offers Ohio counties 80 percent state funding for new voting machines

As county election boards in Ohio scrounge for parts and cross their fingers that aging equipment will hold on for a few more elections, state legislators have started talking about how to help pay for new voting machines. A bill that would have the state pay 80 percent of the cost of new machines got […]

State Senator LaRose takes in Greenville homecoming game

GREENVILLE – State Senator Frank LaRose, representing the people of Summit, Stark and Wayne Counties in Eastern Ohio and a candidate for Ohio Secretary of State took in the Green Wave’s Homecoming football game Friday night at Harmon Field. “John Husted has been our secretary of state for seven years now and he’s term limited […]

Ohio Secretary of State candidate in VW

State Senator Frank LaRose, a candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, was in Van Wert on Friday to talk to local Republicans at a luncheon held at Willow Bend Country Club. LaRose, an Eagle Scout as a boy and a former Special Forces Green Beret in the United States Army who served in Iraq and […]

Follow Frank: Monthly Update September Edition

Team LaRose has been busy over the past month. We have traveled across the state visiting with Ohioans, attending numerous events, meeting with dozens of community leaders and raising the funds necessary to earn a win in 2018. We are seeing great momentum for our campaign in every corner of Ohio. We’ve now done public […]

LaRose makes case for Ohio Secretary of State

LIMA — For those in west central Ohio who may not closely follow Ohio politics, the name Frank LaRose may not sound familiar. However, the 38-year-old Republican state senator from Summit County is traveling throughout the state making his case for why he should become Ohio’s next Secretary of State. Before being elected to the […]

Of Patriot Day demeanor

Candidate: A time to pay respect to flag and remember American values There’s a fine line between freedom of speech and plain disrespect Ohio Secretary of State candidate Frank LaRose said at a local Patriot Day observance. “People should be able to march and demonstrate and petition their elected leaders. That’s what freedom of speech […]

Ohio lawmakers hear bill that would criminalize aborting children with Down Syndrome

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A bill targeting those who conduct an abortion of an unborn child diagnosed with Down syndrome is making its way through the legislature. A second hearing was held Tuesday and at least one more is expected before the bill could go to the Senate floor for a vote. Senate Bill 164 would make […]

Know Your Candidate: Frank LaRose

The 2018 midterm elections are closer than they appear. With the 2018 midterm elections right around the corner, candidates have already begun to vie for statewide offices. These include the heavily contested race for Governor, as well as Attorney General, Auditor, Treasurer, and Secretary of State. Currently, Republicans hold every single statewide office. But with […]

3rd Rail Candidate Profiles: Frank LaRose

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Talk it Out: Do you think abortions should be banned because a fetus could have Down syndrome?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Medical professionals who know a woman is seeking an abortion because the fetus could have Down syndrome would be charged with a felony if they ended the pregnancy, according to a new bill in the Ohio legislature. Proponents of Senate Bill 164 say abortions performed because of the genetic disorder are discriminatory […]

LaRose Dominates in Mahoning County GOP Straw Poll

Great news from the campaign trail. On Sunday, Frank won the Mahoning County GOP Straw Poll with an overwhelming margin of 93%. He received 134 votes out of 144 total votes cast for Secretary of State. The straw poll is one of the first indictors of support for GOP primary candidates. The Mahoning Valley has […]

Making their case

Two candidates running for statewide office visited Tiffin Thursday morning. State Sen. Frank LaRose, R-Hudson, who is running for Ohio secretary of state, and State Rep. Robert Cole Sprague, R-Findlay, who is running for state treasurer, took questions at Bowe House Inn, 108 Franklin St. LaRose, who represents Ohio’s 27th Senate district, including Wayne County […]

Secretary of State candidate campaigns in Marietta

JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times Republican Ohio Senator Frank LaRose holds a question-and-answer session in the dining area of Whit’s Frozen Custard in Marietta Monday while campaigning for Ohio Secretary of State. Read full article here This story originally written by Janelle Patterson of The Marietta Times on Aug. 10th 2017

Follow Frank: An Update from the Campaign Trail

Team LaRose has been hard at work over the past few months. We have been building the grassroots infrastructure to reach voters, traveling the state meeting our local Republican leaders, and raising the necessary funds to win. Last Monday, the mid-year financial filings were released and we showed that we are clearly the strongest campaign […]

Campaign Finance Filing – July 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 31st 2017 Contact: Jennifer Hutchinson – Finance Director 724-664-3873 Jen@FrankLaRose.com Columbus – The following quote may be attributed to state Sen. Frank LaRose, who has proven himself to be the front runner in the 2018 Ohio Secretary of State race: “Today’s finance report reflects what we are seeing in meetings […]

Secretary of State candidate visits Brown County

A declared candidate for Ohio Secretary of State in 2018 visited Brown County on July 13. Ohio State Senator Frank LaRose from District 27 met with members of the Brown County Board of Elections and members of the county Republican party in Mt. Orab. Ohio Senate District 27 is composed of parts of Stark, Summit […]

LaRose Issues Statement On The Passing Of Former Congressman Ralph Regula

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), who currently represents a large portion of Congressman Ralph Regula’s former district, issued the following statement today in response to his passing: “I am saddened to hear of the passing of former U.S. Congressman Ralph Regula. He and his wife Mary mentored my wife Lauren and me during our early […]

LaRose Joins First Responders at Emergency Response Demonstration

COLUMBUS—Chairman of the Ohio Senate Transportation Committee, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), visited the Norfolk Southern Buckeye Yard on Wednesday to join first responders at an emergency response demonstration, featuring the company’s state-of-the-art railcars. In 2015, a national campaign was launched to educate local first responders on available resources and to share with the public […]

LaRose Welcomes Area Residents to Attend District Office Hours

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomes the citizens of the 27th Senate District to attend his open office hours on Saturday, July 15th. “There is nothing more effective than face to face discussions with the men and women I serve in Columbus about issues that are important in their lives. That is why since I […]

State candidate campaigns in area

One of Ohio’s secretary of state candidates for 2018 made several campaign stops in the area Friday. Republican Sen. Frank LaRose, 38, of Hudson and Ohio’s 37th Senate District, stopped by The Crescent-News for an interview Friday afternoon after meeting with some local officials at Cabin Fever in downtown Defiance. (His district represents Wayne County […]

District lines issue in race for Ohio Secretary of State Candidates differ on solution

State Sen. Frank LaRose, running for the Republican nomination for Ohio secretary of state, said Friday he hopes a congressional redistricting plan he proposed will be on the ballot next year for voter approval to create more balanced Ohio congressional districts. Mr. LaRose, 38, of Hudson, was in Perrysburg Friday, after attending a fund-raiser at […]

LaRose Welcomed Soap Box Derby Champions To The Statehouse

COLUMBUS—On Wednesday, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) welcomed leaders and participants from all levels of the Soap Box Derby to the Statehouse for a special presentation recognizing the 2017 champions. “It was a joy to recognize the Soap Box Derby champions from all across Ohio,” said Senator LaRose. “These young people have demonstrated tremendous skill, […]

LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation Helping Families Save For Their Children’s Futures

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) announced the passage of legislation today in the Ohio Senate that doubles the maximum income tax deduction to $4,000 per beneficiary for contributions to college savings accounts and disability expense savings accounts with the goal of helping Ohio families save for their futures. “The cost of college is putting a […]

LaRose Introduces Bill Prohibiting Abortions Resulting From Down Syndrome Diagnosis

COLUMBUS—On Tuesday, State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) introduced legislation that would prohibit an abortion from being performed if the reason for terminating the pregnancy is due to a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome. “The life of every child is precious, regardless of disability. Every child, no matter the circumstance, has the right to life,” said […]

Welcome Center hosts Young Republicans Convention

  ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Young conservatives from all over the state joined together in Zanesville on Saturday morning. The Ohio Young Republicans held their annual convention at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center. The convention is an opportunity to gather Young Republican members from all the Ohio Chapters and discuss plans for the party’s future. “It’s […]

Memorial Day Message

Today a grateful nation pauses to honor those who gave all so that we can be free. Join me today as we reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day.

LaRose Commends President Trump For Creation Of Commission On Election Integrity

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) today issued the following statement applauding President Trump’s executive order to establish a commission to review the issue of voter fraud in the American election system: I applaud President Trump for his leadership establishing a commission on election integrity. While serving in the legislature, I have worked to combat voter […]

LaRose Announces Senate Passage Of Tax Reforms For Ohio’s Farmers

COLUMBUS—State Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) announced the passage of legislation today aimed at updating the way agricultural property values are calculated in order to alleviate the heavy financial burden on Ohio’s farmers. The proposal modifies the Current Agricultural Use Valuation (CAUV) formula, which determines the value of farmland for property taxation purposes, and aims to […]

LaRose Joins Secretary Of State Race

Republican State Senator Frank LaRose says he’s running for Ohio Secretary of State next year. LaRose joins Republican State Represenative Dorothy Pelanda and Democratic State Representative Kathleen Clyde in the race. LaRose says he wants to improve voter turnout and make elections more competitive. LaRose served with U.S. Army Special Forces in Iraq and Kosovo. […]