A Message from the Chairman:
March 28, 2021
Greetings Everyone. Happy Spring! In a few days it will be 7 months until the General Election!
Congratulations to our Area Chairmen who have recruited candidates for the 2021 municipal elections. Lorain and North Ridgeville Republicans will have a Primary on May 4, with winners to advance to the General Election. Vermilion will also have a nonpartisan Mayor’s qualifier in May. The candidates who advance will be joined in November by our candidates from Amherst, Avon Lake, Elyria, as well as those from nonpartisan subdivisions that have an August filing deadline.
In an effort to help them with their candidacies, we held our 13th annual Candidates’ School last month. Central Committee Chair Jennifer Wasilk and I conduct these each year. Tim Connors, our web master, helped with a segment on social media. The attendance this year, 29, was the largest ever. The attendees were candidates and volunteers who were seeking direction for their candidacies. We even had two candidates from Huron County. Next month, Jennifer and Tim will hold an advanced class for social media. The tentative date will be Saturday, April 24th, Noon-3pm.
A GOTV gathering will be held for our candidates prior to the primary election. Details will be announced soon.
Only Lorain and North Ridgeville areas will have primary elections on May 4, but it is a great way for all our candidates to become more acquainted with the Party and for us to introduce our services to them.
Central Committee Chair Jennifer Wasilk and I met with Erie County Republican Chairman Caleb Stidham for the purpose of bringing together Vermilion Republicans in both Erie and Lorain Counties.
The Avon/Avon Lake Republican Club has been busy conducting monthly meetings featuring speakers Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, former Congressman Jim Renacci, and Board of Elections Chair Marilyn Jacobcik. Kudos to Tomie Patton and Andrew McDonnell for the promotion of their meetings and speakers. Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at Red Tail Golf Club in Avon.
The Columbia Station Republican Club meets the first Thursday of the month at the Planters Baptist Church in Eaton, 6:30pm, followed by the The Elyria Area meeting at 7pm. Last Week the Chronicle Telegram ran a front page story about two billboards critical of the state of affairs in Elyria. Hopefully, the publicity will help our Elyria candidates. Elyria Area Chairman Jeff Baxter and Vice Chair Garry Gibbs found a way to get the CT to acknowledge our candidates. We urge Elyria Republicans to attend meetings or reach out to them and weigh in on the topic or offer help for the campaigns.
The North Ridgeville Republican Club continues to meet the fourth Thursday of the month at the Lear Rd., VFW. Area Chair is Roseanne Johnson and Club President is Martin DeVries. North Ridgeville GOP is always active and organized and a good place to get involved for experienced and new Republicans alike. Our State Senator, one State Representative and one of our County Commissioners are from North Ridgeville.
Yesterday, The Avon/Avon Lake Area Central Committee met to choose a replacement for area chairman, due to the resignation of Chairman Curtis Weems. Doug Dixon was chosen as the new chairman. Congratulations Doug. I look forward to working with you.
The Lorain Area which includes Sheffield Lake, Sheffield Village and Sheffield Township, has been very busy recruiting candidates for elections in Lorain and Sheffield Lake. Incumbent First Ward Council Member Leanna Stark is unopposed in Sheffield Lake. Lorain will have a Republican primary May 4th for council at large candidates. Candidates for council president and 7th ward are unopposed. Area Chair, Jim Kramer, Vice Chair Jessie Tower and Don Killinger have organized a new Lorain Sheffield Republican Club which will meet the fourth Thursday of the month. Its first meeting was last month with twenty-five in attendance.
Last November, five Republicans were elected to the 15 member Lorain Charter Commission which is charged with writing a new charter for the city. They are: Lori Olson, Ruben Torres, Audali Torres, Jessie Tower, and David Arredondo.
Our county party fundraising efforts for 2021 are in motion, thanks to Vice Chairman of Finance Jeff Riddell and party Vice Chairman Garry Gibbs, and their committee.
Our first event will be our annual Judicial Fundraiser, Thursday, May 13, 5-7pm at the Foundry Restaurant, Elyria. Our keynote speaker is Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy. Invitations will be sent soon. As always, please let me know if you would like to attend.
Our annual Lincoln Day Dinner will be held in September, close to the 20th anniversary of 9/11/2001. Featured speakers are our two congressmen Bob Gibbs and Jim Jordan. Both have been immensely important to Lorain County and the nation at large. We trust that COVID limitations will be only a memory by then, and we can celebrate in a crowd once again!
Please contact me at any time for comments or questions, Davidar333@gmail.com.
David Arredondo, Executive Chairman
Lorain County Republican Party
1913 North Ridge Rd. E.
Lorain, OH 44055
As Republicans, our mission is to recruit, support, and elect Republicans to public office at the local, state and national level. We uphold traditional American values. We believe American values are those embodied in our Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights. We support equal opportunity, capitalism, and a limited government by and for the people.
Recent NewsSunday, March 21, 2021 3:56 PM
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:50 PM
Click the headline to read an opinion piece written by Pat Dewine.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:48 AM
Jim Jordan Speaks at CPAC 2021!
Friday, February 26, 2021 9:18 PM
Press Release on Ohio Republican Party Electing Bob Paduchik Chairman:
Incoming Chairman Bob Paduchik said, "It is a great honor to be elected to be the leader of the Republican Party in Ohio. For the last 35 years, I have devoted my life to carrying out conservative principals on the state and national level. As a strong ally of President Trump, I look forward to leading the party through these coming years."
Senator Portman released the following statement: "Congratulations to Bob Paduchik on being elected to Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. Bob was campaign manager on my 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate, and he has proven time and time again that he knows how to win campaigns in Ohio. I look forward to working with him to continue the Ohio Republican Party's successes at the ballot box in the years ahead."
Governor DeWine said, "Congratulations to Bob Paduchik, the new Chair of the Ohio Republican Party. Bob was my coordinator for Northeast Ohio during my 1994 campaign for the United States Senate, and then he worked as a District Representative for my Senate office for several years. He has long been a trusted advisor and friend.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:46 PM
Click the link to read about Josh Mandel's announcement to seek Rob Portman's Senate seat.
Monday, February 1, 2021 7:42 PM
New relief for the citizens of Lorain County!
LORAIN COUNTY DEPT. OF JOBS & FAMILY SERVICES
TIM CARRION, DIRECTOR
42485 NORTH RIDGE ROAD – ELYRIA OH 44035-1057
440-323-5726/440-244-4150 FAX: 440-323-3422
January 29, 2021
Lorain County Jobs and Family Services (JFS) is excited to partner with the Lorain County Board of Commissioners to provide emergency rental and utilities assistance to local families in need.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) will provide support for rent and rent in arrears as well as utilities payments to include electric, gas, water, sewer and trash removal.
An “eligible household” is defined as a renter household in which at least one or more individuals meets the following criteria:
1. Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income,
incurred significant costs or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19:(awaiting
clarification from the funder)
2. Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, and
3. Has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median.
The tentative roll out date for the ERA Program is February 8, 2021. You can contact us via email at RentalAssistance@JFS.Ohio.Gov or phone at 440-284-4423. Please leave your name and phone number and we will reach out after 2/8/21 to collect the details needed to qualify a household for assistance.
Also look for updates on our website, www.LCJFS.com and on the Lorain County Job and Family Services Facebook Page.
Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:32 AM
Michelle Hung calls out false reporting by the Chronicle-Telegram.
This is the 01/27/2021 Commissioners meeting. Fast forward to 34:00 minutes in to hear Michelle Hung refute a lie from the Chronicle-Telegram. The paper didn't even bother to fact-check their own reporting.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:04 PM
Click the headline to read the op-ed by Congressman Bob Gibbs!
Monday, January 25, 2021 2:58 PM
Statement from ORP Chairman Jane Timken Regarding Senator Rob Portman's Decision to Not Pursue Re-Election in 2022
“Rob Portman is a statesman whose service to our country and our party over nearly three decades has been invaluable. His leadership and temperament will be missed in the halls of the U.S. Senate and amongst Ohio Republicans. While we have huge shoes to fill in the U.S. Senate, I thank Senator Portman for his service and hope all Ohioans will join me in recognizing his accomplishments that furthered our great state.”
Friday, January 15, 2021 12:54 PM
A statement from ORP Chairman Jane Timkin
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:39 PM
Click the headline to read the article on theblaze.com.
Friday, January 1, 2021 2:58 PM
After objecting in the past, they are now calling objections a "coup". Read this story from The Federalist website by clicking the headline.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:02 AM
Click the headline to read the story!
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 3:20 PM
President Trump speaks about the 2020 election.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:00 PM
Special Message from President Donald Trump
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:00 PM
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Thursday, December 10, 2020 2:44 PM
Read the OH filing and the Texas lawsuit for yourselves!
Many local Republicans have had questions, confusion, and concern regarding Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost's recent Amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in regards to the recent Texas Lawsuit.
AG Yost's filing can be read here: OH AG Amicus brief filing
The Texas lawsuit, joined by 17 other states, can be read here: Texas Lawsuit
Ohio has has asked the court to rule but is supporting neither party. Read this for yourselves and then give the AG's office an email message. You can drop them a line at the following email address provided below. Let them know if you agree or disagree with our Attorney General's decision on this matter. Let your voice be heard directly.
Friday, December 4, 2020 3:26 PM
So much for "no evidence" of fraud or cheating in the state of Georgia. The headline on this story is a link to the Government Oversight section of the hearing which took place on December 3rd in the morning hours.
Here is another link.
This link takes you to the GA Senate Judiciary committee portion of the hearings held in the afternoon hours of December 3rd.
All videos posted regarding all State Legislature hearings on voter fraud have been sourced directly to their respective state government websites to ensure you, the reader, aren't watching edited or tampered footage. This and other news posts on this site are recordings of the real hearings, where real evidence of fraud was presented.
Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:50 PM
The mainstream media will not cover or comment on the information presented to the Michigan State Legislature. So we have directly linked the video of the Trump legal team's presentation and several witnesses testifying. It is posted on the State of Michigan Legislature's website.
Side note: You would expect to find this video cataloged as "elections", but instead it was buried on the state legislature website under "oversight" videos. The powers that be in Michigan would prefer that you not see this tape. All the more reason for you to watch for yourself and see what really went on in the State of Michigan.
Monday, November 30, 2020 3:02 PM
You may have heard there is no evidence of voter fraud in PA. Well here is the recording of the public hearing as posted by the PA State Senate. Listen to the evidence and arguments presented for yourself, then you be the judge as to whether the news media is lying to you.
Monday, November 16, 2020 6:26 PM
Help Republicans keep control of the US Senate!
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:16 PM
Republicans win BIG in Lorain County!
Despite the national election result still being determined, Lorain County helped deliver a BIG win for President Trump in Ohio!
Both David Moore and Michelle Hung won their respective races for County Commissioner. WE DID IT! We will have real Republican leadership in Lorain County for the first time in over 100 years!
Congratulations to Mike Doran on winning the County Recorder race, providing a much needed change to the office.
Great job to all of the candidates, campaign staffers, and volunteers. Without YOUR efforts, none of this would have been possible. We can all now look forward to a county government that works for the people, and not just themselves.
Friday, October 23, 2020 10:49 AM
We need Poll observers!
Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:05 PM
Democrats have failed Lorain County!
Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:25 PM
Early voting data in battleground states shows Trump outpacing national polls giving Biden a narrow edge.
Remember to vote early!
Monday, October 12, 2020 11:15 AM
Letter from the OSBA Chairman regardinging 2020 OSC judicial candidates.
2020 Supreme Court of Ohio Candidate Ratings
Fellow Members of the Ohio State Bar Association,
I am pleased to inform you that the bipartisan OSBA Commission on Judicial Candidates has completed its evaluation of the four candidates running for the Supreme Court of Ohio for the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election. As members of the OSBA, you are receiving this information prior to the official release to the media and the general public later today.
Operating under the process adopted by the Board of Governors, Commission members scored each candidate according to the following criteria: legal knowledge and ability, professional competence, judicial temperament, integrity and diligence, personal responsibility, and public and community service.
Out of 30 possible points, candidates receiving a total composite score of 25 or higher, based upon their average scores in each category, earned a rating of “Highly Recommended.” A score between 19 and 24 would garner a rating of “Recommended.” And those earning 18 or less, would be deemed “Qualified by Statute.” Each candidate was scored on an individual basis, without regard to whom they were facing on the November ballot.
The ratings and scores are as follows:
Judge Jennifer Brunner was rated Recommended, with a score of 20. - Democrat
Justice Judith L. French was rated Highly Recommended, with a score of 27. - Republican
Justice Sharon L. Kennedy was rated Recommended, with a score of 23. - Republican
Judge John P. O’Donnell was rated Recommended, with a score of 24. - Democrat
These scores were informed by a thorough evaluation of the candidates by the Commission, including a written questionnaire and resume, as well as a review of each candidate’s decisions, writings, publications, letters of reference, docket reports, financial disclosure statements and other public records. Lawyers, judges and other citizens familiar with each candidate’s reputation, past performance and qualifications were consulted as part of the vetting. And finally, each candidate was interviewed individually by the Commission last week.
Though judges make decisions that affect the everyday lives of Ohioans, voters consistently report that they do not know enough about the candidates to make informed decisions. I’d like to thank the candidates, the members of the Commission, and the OSBA for their efforts to provide context and good information to members of the bar, as well as the public, and their commitment to promoting a well-informed electorate this November.
Martin E. Mohler
Chairman, OSBA Commission on Judicial Candidates
Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:57 PM
WE NEED NEW COUNTY COMMISSIONERS!
The 911 outages are dangerous, pathetic, and totally the result of incompetence by democrats in the County Commissioner role. WE DESERVE BETTER! Vote for BOTH Michelle Hung and David Moore to protect your family and ensure 911 does NOT go down again!
Monday, October 5, 2020 1:54 PM
Click to read another great opinion from the brilliant Heather MacDonald.
Friday, September 25, 2020 7:13 PM
President Trump to select Judge Barrett to replace the late Justice Ginsburg.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:05 PM
President Trump's Accomplishments
The next time someone asks "why would you vote for Trump?", show them this list of President Trump's accomplishments.
Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:04 AM
The President and the Senate must act in a timely manner to fill the Ginsburg vacancy!
Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:43 PM
Another endorsement for Gayle Manning! Vote for Gayle Manning! State Rep. OH's 55th district.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 1:36 PM
The brilliant Molly Hemingway is at it again! Read this great piece to understand how the "impeachment" came about.
Sunday, August 30, 2020 4:48 PM
Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:18 PM
Monday, August 17, 2020 2:18 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2020 2:26 PM
Click below to see the the Lorain County Strip ticket with all of our 2020 candidates!
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:30 PM
Today was the grand opening ceremony of Trump HQ in Lorain County. Party Chairman, David Arredondo, spoke to a friendly crowd of enthusiastic Trump supporters. Click the link to read the full story.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:21 PM
New literature piece from Justice Kennedy!
Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:35 PM
Elect Michelle Hung and David Moore!
We can't let Democrats win the County Commissioner races this November. We need to seize on this opportunity to have TWO Republican County Commissioners in Lorain County. It has been some 80 years since we've had this opportunity, we can't afford to waste it, not in the times we are facing.
Click the link to learn more about why we need to elect TWO new County Commissioners!
Friday, August 7, 2020 1:28 PM
HQ Grand Opening!
Wednesday August 12th, 2020 at 11:00AM, we will be having a Grand Opening ceremony at LCRP Headquarters.
Some local candidates, including Rob Weber (US House OHD9) will be present for the Grand Opening ceremony of Lorain County Trump HQ. The Trump campaign will be using our party headquarters location as the base of operations for the Trump 2020 reelection campaign in Lorain County. Trump Campaign Regional Director Jared Borg will be the keynote speaker. The address is:
1913 North Ridge Rd.
Elyria, OH 44055.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:24 PM
Election workers needed!
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:14 PM
Monday, July 27, 2020 2:34 PM
Recent cases of voter fraud prove President Trump is right to be suspicious.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:18 PM
The Final Countdown!
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:01 PM
Statement from ORP Chairman Jane Timken
Sunday, July 19, 2020 1:42 PM
David J Moore and Michelle Hung are having a fundraiser at Matus Winery on Thursday, August 6th.
Monday, July 13, 2020 1:28 PM
President Trump's accomplishments, caution, the list is long.
The next time your democrat friends ask you about President Trump, show them this!
Monday, July 13, 2020 1:01 PM
County Recorder Candidate Mike Doran Upcoming Fundraiser
Lorain County Recorder Candidate Mike Doran is having a fundraiser Wednesday, July 29th 5:30pm at the Red Tail Golf Club in Avon, Ohio.
Click the link for details!
Friday, July 10, 2020 6:16 PM
Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:52 PM
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:43 PM
A Message from LCRP Executive Committee Chairman David G. Arredondo.
Click the link to read the full statement.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:24 PM
Violence and shootings erupt across the nation, with many of the victims being children.
Monday, July 6, 2020 8:32 PM
We agree with Newt!
Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:19 PM
Arguably President Trump's best speech ever, may also be his most important speech ever.
Friday, June 19, 2020 10:56 AM
LCRP Elects new Executive Committee Chairman
Former Lorain County Republican Party Executive Committee Vice Chairman David Arredondo was elected as the new Chairman of the Lorain County Republican Party Executive Committee on May 24th, 2020. Kitpton Mayor Robert (Bob) Meilander and David Arredondo ended the first vote in a tie. David Arredondo was able come out ahead in the second round, and is now committed to leading the Republican Party into a better and brighter future here in Lorain County. Now, under new leadership, the people of Lorain County have a lot to look forward to from their local Republican Party.