Athens Mayor Steven Patterson today announced his endorsement of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley for Governor of Ohio.
“I support Nan because she’s a mayor who knows how to get things done,” said Mayor Patterson. “Our cities are where the rubber meets the road, where we can’t look away from the challenges ahead of us. I know Nan will work tirelessly to hold the big drug companies accountable for the heroin epidemic they created. And she’ll partner with our communities to make advances in jobs and technology, like working to extend broadband. Nan gets it, and I know she’ll get it done for Ohio.”
Nan Whaley issued the following statement in response:
“I’m so appreciative of Mayor Patterson’s endorsement,” said Whaley. “Like Dayton and so many Ohio cities, the City of Athens has lost its partnership with the state. Local communities have been left on their own – to combat the heroin epidemic and to run their cities with shrinking help from the state. The real work gets done at the local level. Mayor Patterson and I know that, and I look forward to making the statehouse a real partner for our local communities.”