There will be a battle in the Democratic Party for House District 12
Former Pepper Pike City Councilwoman and political activist Jill Miller Zimon filed petitions today for the May 6th Democratic Party primary ballot for House District 12 State Representative. Zimon submitted almost double the 50 required signatures to have her name on the ballot. Zimon resigned from City Council at the end of her term to pursue this race.
“I’m running because we must have proactive Democrats in the State House who will stand up to the anti-women, anti-family, and anti-working class legislation that has become the new normal in the General Assembly”, Zimon said. “We cannot go back and give up more ground. As State Representative, I will act as a consistent check and balance on the balance of power to make sure issues such as health care for all, women’s reproductive rights, funding for public education, and voting rights, don’t get swept aside. “
House District 12 which encompasses Bedford, Bedford Heights, Cleveland Ward 1, Highland Hills, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, North Randall, Orange Village, Pepper Pike, and Warrensville Heights, was redistricted in late 2011. Zimon sees this election as an opportunity to provide a new voice for a new single community.
“The communities of the 12th Ohio House District deserve a state representative who works tirelessly for the betterment of our entire, diverse citizenry,” said Zimon. “I have dedicated my life’s work to engaging and giving voice to underrepresented constituencies and building partnerships to implement solutions. I want to use the lessons learned as a local elected official.”