The primary is over and now we’re looking ahead. First things first: Thank you to everyone who voted. Though I didn’t have a primary challenger, I received 7,710 votes and I’m grateful for each one. Most importantly, it’s great that you all showed up to voice your views and participate in democracy. That’s an important responsibility, especially in such harrowing times.
Now that we’re onto the general election, I’d like to share some exciting updates. Like I’ll do when I’m auditor, I want to keep you posted about the hard work we’ve been doing. We’re starting to energize and rejuvenate Portage County, to make it an even better place to live, work, worship, go to school, raise a family, and do business.
Here’s what the Regula for Auditor team has been up to:
- We earned an endorsement from Run For Something, which supports first-time candidates for office.
- We’ve brought some wonderful interns and volunteers on board. Join our team!
- We met with many of Portage County’s financial institutions at Treasurer Brad Cromes’ Financial Wellness Fair.
- We’re featured again in Prizm Magazine’s updated list of LGBT candidates in Ohio. Here’s more local press.
- We’ve been raising money through small, local donations so we can print yard signs, voter information, T-shirts, buttons, and everything else we need to represent our community in November and for the next four years.
- We’ve been out in the community, meeting people and supporting other local candidates, at campaign events, fundraisers, farmers’ markets, Earth Day, and the Portage Parks District Annual Environmental Awards Dinner.
Here are our next steps to energize Portage County and start the general campaign off strong:
- Hold events across Portage County to listen and talk with communities about the Regula Plan for modernization, efficiency, and responsiveness – three key ways to keep Portage County running smoothly without putting anyone out of a job.
- Start knocking doors and speaking with the most important people: our neighbors, coworkers, friends, and families right here in Portage.
- Continue keeping our supporters and our communities posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Local politics is where the real work happens! Want to be a part of it? Here’s how you can help:
- Donate! No amount is too small. Especially at the local level, it makes a significant impact and I personally appreciate every contribution.
- Share our website and Facebook posts with your friends and family.
- Volunteer to help out! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See you on the campaign trail! –Lis Kenneth Regula