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Candidates stop by fair

Lima News | August 19, 2017

Nan Whaley, Dayton mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, stopped by the Allen County Democrats booth at the Allen County Fair on Saturday afternoon for a meet-and-greet session.

Columbiana County moves to sue major drug distributors, Whaley calls for better leadership from state, feds

Press Release | August 19, 2017

Columbiana County Commissioners recently announced they are moving to sue three major drug distributors for their role in creating and proliferating the heroin epidemic in the Eastern Ohio county.

Local leaders from around Ohio endorse Nan Whaley for Governor

Press Release | August 18, 2017

A group of local elected leaders from across Ohio have announced their endorsement of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley for Governor of Ohio.

Democrats Start Ohio’s Governor Race By Rolling Out Endorsements

Ohio Public Radio | August 18, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is rolling out a list of local government officials who’re backing her as governor. That includes fellow mayors Luke Feeney of Chillicothe and John Cranley of Cincinnati.

Governor candidate Nan Whaley garners local endorsements

Toledo Blade | August 18, 2017

Ohio Democratic governor candidate Nan Whaley has gained the backing of local Democrats Councilman Lindsay Webb of Toledo and Auditor Larry Hartlaub of Ottawa County.

John Cranley takes sides in Ohio governor’s race

Cincinnati Enquirer | August 17, 2017

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is taking sides in the Ohio governor’s race, endorsing fellow Southwest Ohioan Nan Whaley in the Democratic primary.

Athens Mayor Steven Patterson endorses Nan Whaley for Governor

Press Release | August 17, 2017

Athens Mayor Steven Patterson today announced his endorsement of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley for Governor of Ohio.

Columbus City Council Members Liz Brown & Jaiza Page announce their endorsement of Nan Whaley

Press Release | August 17, 2017

Columbus City Council Members Liz Brown and Jaiza Page today announced their endorsement of Nan Whaley for Ohio Governor.

Montgomery County leaders endorse Nan Whaley for Governor

Press Release | August 17, 2017

A group of Montgomery County local elected leaders today announced their endorsement of Nan Whaley for Governor.

Cincinnati becomes latest Ohio city to sue drug companies for their role in heroin epidemic

Press Release | August 15, 2017

“Southwest Ohio is ground zero for the heroin epidemic. Deaths are spiking all over our region and our first responders can’t keep up with all of the overdose calls from our neighbors, friends and community members,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

City of Parma sues drug companies, Whaley vows to work together to bring justice to Ohioans

Press Release | August 12, 2017

The Northeast Ohio city of Parma recently announced they are following Dayton and other Ohio cities in suing drug companies responsible for the heroin epidemic. In June, Dayton was the first city in Ohio and fourth in the nation to sue the big drug companies, manufacturers and doctors for the city’s opioid crisis.

Red state Democrats shame Trump into action on opioid epidemic

Shareblue | August 12, 2017

Before this past week, the most Donald Trump did to address the opioid epidemic was to call New Hampshire a “drug-infested den.” In contrast, Dayton, Ohio, mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley has been pushing for more action for a long time: “In June, Dayton was the first city in Ohio and fourth in the nation to sue the big drug companies, manufacturers and doctors responsible for the heroin epidemic.”

Mayors Group Discusses Local Responses to Opioid Crisis

Tulsa Public Radio | August 11, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said the costs of the opioid epidemic are too great for her city to bear, so Dayton became the first Ohio city to sue drug makers.

Whaley: Heroin epidemic defining moment for Trump presidency, must provide more than lip service

Press Release | August 10, 2017

President Trump announced today that he will declare a national state of emergency on the opioid epidemic. Dayton Mayor and candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley – who was one of the first mayors in Ohio to declare a state of emergency on the epidemic – released the following statement in response:

We want to hold drug companies accountable for opioid crisis: Mayor Nan Whaley

CNBC | August 2, 2017

Mayor Nan Whaley (D-Dayton, Ohio) talks about the deadly epidemic of opioid addiction in the U.S., the enormous costs associated with treatment and rehabilitation.

Financial report shows widespread support, enthusiasm for Whaley’s run for Governor

Press Release | July 31, 2017

Dayton Mayor and candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley today filed her semiannual campaign finance report. Overall, Nan – who was the most recent Democratic candidate to enter the race, getting in two months after other Democrats – reported $455,131 raised with $394,662 on hand.

Nan Whaley applauds Ohio Supreme Court ruling on red light cameras

Press Release | July 26, 2017

The Ohio Supreme Court sided with the City of Dayton today, 5-2, issuing a decision that said state lawmakers violated cities’ home-rule authority with their 2015 law that severely limited municipalities’ ability to use red light cameras.

Save Medicaid, Save Lives: Op-ed by Nan Whaley

U.S. News & World Report | July 25, 2017

The opioid epidemic has now surpassed all other drug crises as the deadliest one in U.S. history. In 2015, it claimed more than 33,000 lives – more than any year on record. Ohio is at the epicenter of this epidemic.

Mayors of Youngstown and Dayton issue letter to Donald Trump warning of economic impacts if Medicaid is slashed

Press Release | July 24, 2017

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s visit to Youngstown, Mayor John McNally and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley issued an open letter warning of the economic impacts to their regions if Medicaid expansion is slashed.

Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney endorses Nan Whaley for Governor

Press Release | July 21, 2017

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney endorsed Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley for Governor of Ohio. Earlier in the week, Whaley was in Chillicothe for a meet-and-greet, connecting with everyday Ohioans about the top issues facing our state.