Third Base Politics on Van Treuren’s Run for Lorain County Commissioner
It was a nice surprise this morning to see an article in Third Base Politics about our race for Lorain County Commissioner.
Third Base Politics is one of the most widely-read political blogs in the State of Ohio, and it’s rare to see them dedicate a post to a local race like ours. Here’s a snippet from the post:
Situated on Lake Erie to the west of Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County, this can be a tough place for Republicans. The northern part of the county is urban, industrial and heavily influenced by unions. No matter what happens statewide, Barack Obama will win Lorain County. He beat John McCain here 60-40 in 2008. Under Democratic control for decades, Lorain County has been in decline.
However, things are starting to turn around a bit for Republicans here. There has been a small population shift away from the urban centers like Lorain towards the suburban cities and rural townships in the southern half of the county. Two years ago, all three county commissioners were Democrats. In the 2010 wave election, Republican Tom Williams was elected. While any Republican running for commissioner here is an underdog, there is excitement that we have a real opportunity to place a Republican majority on the commission for the first time in over 60 years.
Meet Phil Van Treuren of Amherst. Phil is an Army National Guard veteran, where he says he learned a lot about leadership and leading by example.
Many thanks to Bytor and the team at Third Base Politics for sharing details about our race with their thousands of readers!