Union Leader and Community Advocate Erika White Announces Candidacy for State Representative

Erika White

Experienced leader for workers, families, and communities

Last week, Erika White of Holland hosted a press conference
announcing she is entering the race for Ohio State Representative, District
41, which includes Holland, South Toledo, and parts of Maumee. “I’ve fought
for workers and our community members throughout my career. From union
negotiations ensuring workers get fair pay and benefits, to promoting
mental health and wellness, I’ve always shown up to make our community
stronger, happier, and healthier. I want to take the energy and successes
I’ve seen right here at home to Columbus. Our district doesn’t take
anything for granted. We know when it’s time to lace up our boots and get
to work, and I’m ready to do that for District 41,” said Erika White.

White is President of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 4319,
Vice President of the Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO and a social justice
and health advocate. White said, “I believe that when we feel better, we do
better. Strong communities are built on foundations of good education,
prosperous jobs, and mental and physical health that’s accessible for

White stressed the need for finding creative solutions and looking at long
standing problems with fresh perspectives. “As a mother, I want kids to
have a quality education and keep them safe at school. As the wife of a
firefighter, I know that we can support those who protect and serve us. And
as a union member, I want to fight for the middle class and ensure workers
can build a strong economy with living-wage jobs.” Fresh perspectives,
White said, means looking at these challenges as they are: interconnected.
“We can’t prioritize our mental health while we are worrying about putting
food on the table. It’s difficult to make sure our kids are getting a good
education when we’re living paycheck to paycheck. That’s what I’ll fight
for in Columbus.”

It’s time that workers and families have a voice in Columbus, according to
White. Northwest Ohio has challenges that have to be addressed, and
opportunities to solve them with new leadership. Erika White is ready to
get to work for District 41.

More information can be found at facebook.com/ErikaForOhio.