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Local labor groups back Whaley for Ohio Governor

Press Release | December 14, 2017

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley added the IBEW Local 82, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 162 and IAFF Local 136 to the growing list of local leaders and groups endorsing her campaign.

New jobs expected at Dayton airport next year

Dayton Daily News | December 7, 2017

“This is probably the largest job growth in the region that’s happening,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

Whaley adds more local community leaders to list of endorsers

Press Release | December 7, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley today announced endorsements of her campaign for Governor from another group of local elected officials, adding their support to a growing list of community leaders and labor organizations from around Ohio.

Criticism mounts over approval of marijuana-growing licenses

Toledo Blade | December 6, 2017

“The sheer inequity and double standard here should be lost on no one,” said Ms. Whaley, a Democratic candidate for governor. “A Department of Commerce contractor with a felony was able to get off on probation and later secure a $150,000 government contract.”

Whaley: Dept. of Commerce oversight another example of the Columbus double standard

Press Release | December 6, 2017

This is no way to start out a brand-new industry and department in our state. Such a gross oversight undermines any confidence Ohioans would have had in the system. And it further proves that we need an effective, fair and competent leader in the Governor’s Office.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley offers fresh vision for Ohio’s future

Press Release | December 5, 2017

My campaign has been presenting Ohio Democrats with a clear choice this election, one that combines executive experience with a record of accomplishment, including universal pre-K for every four-year-old in Dayton, job creation and holding the big pharmaceutical companies accountable for the opioid crisis.

‘This is class warfare’: Tax vote sparks political brawl over populism that will carry into 2018 elections

Washington Post | December 2, 2017

“Who actually wants this thing?” asked Nan Whaley, the mayor of Dayton, who’s running for the Democratic nomination for governor. “The Realtors, the governors, the mayors, the universities, the hospitals — they don’t want it. Who does, except their donors?”

With rusted Republicans teaming up, Whaley offers clear choice for bold, new leadership for Ohio’s future

Press Release | November 30, 2017

Just what Ohioans don’t need. Another decade of bad ideas from two rusted Republican politicians who, together, have been running for office for nearly 60 years. This is the same party that’s had 25 years of running Ohio without getting it right. It’s the same GOP that hasn’t created jobs – only created a culture of corruption, and Ohioans aren’t better off.

Whaley: Renacci putting head in the sand to avoid heroin crisis while Ohioans deserve action

Press Release | November 29, 2017

It’s a shame that Congressman Jim Renacci, a Washington, D.C. insider who obviously doesn’t know what is going on in Ohio, is putting his head in the sand when it comes to the heroin epidemic that’s devastating our state. This is a typical response that we’ve come to expect from out-of-touch D.C. politicians. Ohioans deserve better, and we deserve action.

A vital real estate tax break to preserve Main Street USA may be cut by the GOP

CNBC | November 29, 2017

Nan Whaley, the Democratic mayor of Dayton, Ohio, put it more bluntly: “For midsize cities like Dayton, HTCs are the avenue, not one avenue” for how these urban revitalization projects are financed. The old Dayton Arcade complex of seven buildings in the city center has been vacant since 1992 and is currently under redevelopment, but the mayor said, “If the HTC goes, it’s over.”

Whaley Proposes Nickel Per Dose Surcharge For Opioid Distributors To Combat Epidemic

Plunderbund | November 27, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley has announced a plan to implement a nickel per dose surcharge on opioid distributors once she’s elected governor of Ohio, a press release last week said.

Destiny of the Heartland

PBS – The Open Mind | November 18, 2017

Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio, candidate for governor, talks about the legacy and future of Rust Belt politics.

Taylor Communications to move 600 employees downtown by early 2018

Dayton Daily News | November 15, 2017

It’s hard to remember the last time a company moved hundreds of employees into downtown Dayton. Likely decades, said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley.

Rising demand for a skilled workforce a problem in Ohio

Dayton Daily News | November 15, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley recently proposed a solution to help people in need of a degree or certificate who can’t afford one. Whaley, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio, wants to offer free community college if she’s elected to the top state post.

Ohio Residents Should Consider Whaley for Governor

The Oberlin Review | November 10, 2017

Of all the candidates running for Ohio Governor, Nan Whaley is my favorite. I see something refreshing — presidential — in her. She brings experience as the Mayor of Dayton, moral clarity, and a spark of youth.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley proposes plan for universal community college

Cleveland.com | November 9, 2017

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, a Democrat running for governor, introduced a plan for universal community college in Ohio on Thursday during an appearance at The City Club of Cleveland.

Nan Whaley Promises Free Community College for All Ohioans in Campaign for Governor

Cleveland Scene | November 9, 2017

As we get our 2018 gubernatorial campaign coverage under way, we stopped it at Nan Whaley’s City Club event today. The mayor of Dayton has been appearing throughout the state recently to trumpet her action on the opioid addiction crisis and the need for better partnerships between Columbus and the state’s local municipalities.

Nan Whaley announces plan to bring free community college to Ohio

Press Release | November 9, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley today announced the Ohio Promise, a comprehensive plan to provide free community college to every Ohioan.

Whaley applauds Cuyahoga County’s lawsuit to hold drug companies accountable for the opioid epidemic

Press Release | October 27, 2017

Today, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and Prosecutor Michael O’Malley announced that Ohio’s second-largest county will sue major drug manufacturers, distributors and several influential doctors for their role in creating the opioid epidemic. 

Whaley earns endorsement of Ohio State Council of Machinists

Press Release | October 27, 2017

Dayton Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley picked up a statewide labor endorsement from the Ohio State Council of Machinists (OSCM) today.