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Mayors Going Places

Politico Magazine | June 26, 2017

As a blue mayor in a red-leaning state, Whaley, 41, has implemented a universal preschool program and paid family leave, attracted new investments to her Rust Belt city and taken pharmaceutical companies to court for contributing to the opioid crisis.

Mayors: Look to us, not Washington, for results

Associated Press | June 23, 2017

Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, makes a similar argument about spending cuts for treating mental illness and drug addiction. Those problems, she said, morph into more expenses for emergency rooms and the criminal justice system.

IUE-CWA endorses Nan Whaley for Governor

Press Release | June 15, 2017

The International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE-CWA) today announced their endorsement of Nan Whaley for Governor.

Dem gov candidate wants to revive state-city connections

The Athens News | June 11, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is running for governor in Ohio in 2018 with a focus on bringing back partnerships between the state of Ohio and its cities and families.

An Ohio city is suing pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic

Salon | June 7, 2017

President Donald Trump’s solution to the opioid epidemic may be to assign his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to deal with the problem. One Ohio politician has a bolder solution: She wants to sue the pharmaceutical companies, distributors and physicians she claims are responsible for the problem.

A mayor looks beyond city hall

Toledo Blade | June 7, 2017

Would a mayor make a good governor of Ohio? Well, if Ohio is a state of cities, as former Gov. Richard Celeste used to describe it, then Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s city-centric campaign for governor may have a shot at the governor’s mansion in 2018.

5 things to know about Dayton’s lawsuit against drug companies

Dayton Daily News | June 6, 2017

The city of Dayton on Monday announced it is filing a 233-page lawsuit against more than a dozen drug companies, distributors and physicians for allegedly causing the opiate epidemic in the state.

Whaley’s Drug Company Dragnet Lawsuit Sets Pace For 2018 Gov Race

Plunderbund | June 6, 2017

By suing nearly two dozen pharmaceutical companies, distributors and pain specialists, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has set the pace for declared and undeclared Democrats hoping to recapture the Office of Governor of Ohio next year.

Doctors, Cardinal Health included in cities’ lawsuits over opioid epidemic

Columbus Dispatch | June 5, 2017

Going further than last week’s state lawsuit against drug makers, the cities of Dayton and Lorain also sued the companies and doctors Monday who spread opioids that made Ohio the drug overdose capital of America.

Dayton and Lorain Announce They’re Suing Two Dozen Painkiller Manufacturers and Distributors

WKSU | June 5, 2017

City officials around the state are mounting a charge again opioid drug companies, following the state’s announcement to sue manufacturers of powerful painkillers.

Nan Whaley supports suing drug companies

Press Release | May 31, 2017

Dayton Mayor and candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley released the following statement in support of suing the big drug companies for the heroin epidemic they created, also calling for action now to save addicts, families and communities

Whaley slams drug makers in gov campaign

Columbus Dispatch | May 23, 2017

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley has produced a video that says she’ll force drug makers to pay the cost of Ohio’s opioid crisis.

Nan Whaley vows to take on drug companies that caused heroin epidemic in new video

Press Release | May 22, 2017

Dayton Mayor and candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley today released her second campaign video discussing Ohio’s heroin emergency and one of her top priorities–taking on the big drug companies and holding them responsible for the epidemic they created.

Nan Whaley and John Cranley talk clean drinking water and say, “Get the lead out!”

Press Release | May 16, 2017

Dayton Mayor and candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley joined Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley today in response to a harmful amendment to the state budget that would affect safe drinking water for children, families and our most vulnerable citizens.

DBJ names Nan Whaley Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame inductee for 2017

Dayton Business Journal | May 12, 2017

The Dayton Business Journal has named Nan Whaley as the newest member for the Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame inductee for 2017.

Meet Nan Whaley, Dayton Mayor Hoping To Leap To Governor’s Office

WOSU | May 11, 2017

As the fourth Democrat to enter the Ohio governor’s race, Nan Whaley wants to take what she’s learned as mayor of Dayton and bring it to the rest of the state.

Nan Whaley sends message of fresh approach, dedication to Ohioans in first campaign video

Press Release | May 10, 2017

Dayton Mayor and newly-announced candidate for Ohio Governor Nan Whaley today released her first campaign video. In the video, Nan starts a conversation with Ohio voters, pledging to get Ohio back to work, focus on universal pre-k and hold the big drug companies accountable for their role in the heroin crisis.

Ohio Governor’s Race to See Record-Setting Number of Women

Associated Press | May 8, 2017

A battle for the women’s vote looks to be on in Ohio.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley running for Ohio governor in 2018

Dayton Daily News | May 8, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced Monday that she is running for the Democratic party nomination for governor in 2018.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley running for governor

Cincinnati Enquirer | May 8, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is running for governor, hoping to leverage her experience as a city executive in a Democratic field crowded with lawmakers.