By Tricia Hall
The Truth Reporter
Supporters of Ohio State Representative Elgin Rogers’ Jr filled Hannon’s Block, located in downtown Toledo on Thursday, October 5 starting at 4:30 p.m. The Moving Forward Fundraiser was hosted by Johnny Hutton, Stephen Kemp and Mick Murnen.
“I’ve just completed my first year in office and have gotten some powerful things done, including a bipartisan legislation with Representative Haraz Ghanbari to address critical staffing issues that impact Ohio nurses. The legislation prioritizes training and staff, a focus on expertise and a focus on resources. I plan to honor my commitments, protect our seniors, prioritize safe conditions for workers, prioritize benefits and wages, and protect our children,” explained Ohio Rep. Rogers Jr.
The weather didn’t keep supporters from joining the Elgin Rogers’ Jr campaign for a late afternoon of fundraising and networking. Rogers’ is the current State of Ohio representative for District 44.
“I heard Elgin speak about one year ago on a panel with other politicians. I knew he was the real deal. He’s kind, passionate and eloquent, someone that we need in government. I’ve taken him to several events and he is always willing to help anyone that he can,” shared Susan Mulligan of Ottawa County.
“Elgin is willing to stop and listen. I was working on a program and he asked if he could come by and learn about our program. We’re a program that is rooted in farming and he kept his word and came by. He really wants to learn about his constituents,” shared Michelle Miller of Ottawa County.
The district includes parts of various cities including from Toledo to Williston, Curtice to Elmore, and Genoa to Walbridge.