CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton will enter the race for Ohio governor today, giving Democrats a second confirmed candidate in as many weeks.
“I spent my life standing up for working families — the laborers, the firefighters, the teachers,” Sutton, a former labor lawyer who lives in Copley, said in a telephone interview. “I want to be the governor who stands up to the powerful interests [on behalf of] working people.”
Sutton, 53, has moved into campaign mode aggressively. Two months ago she was in her final days as administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp., a federal job that prevented her from engaging in politics. She left the post with the changeover to a Republican administration and quickly began meeting with party activists about a gubernatorial bid.
From Cleveland.com – read more here: https://www.cleveland.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/betty_sutton_to_run_for_ohio_g.html