Young cites endorsements at Wednesday fundraiser

Bill Young, Democratic candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives 88th District, spoke about the importance of winning the election during a fundraiser at the Tiffin AMVETS Wednesday.

Compared to the start of his campaign, Young said he is very hopeful of winning the election due to the growing support he has received in the past few months.

Young said the Ohio Federation of Teachers endorsed him Wednesday. He also has been endorsed by several trade unions, he said.

Young also said he was to attend the Seneca County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Wednesday evening, where he was to receive the Friend of Agriculture Award.

The outcry of support is not lost on Young, and he said he would need it in the coming months. As Republicans hold in the state legislature what Young called a “supermajority,” he said winning this election would bring that down to a majority.

The supermajority can veto what the governor does, Young said.

“We have to get (the Republicans) under control,” he said. “If I can get that seat, they will lose that power.”

While the Democrats and Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives are confident they will keep their seats, Young said winning this seat is paramount and needs voter turnout to do so.

“I just need your help,” he said.