Small Business Endorses O'Connor, DeWine & Fischer in Supreme Court Races

Date: June 06, 2016 Last Edit: June 15, 2016

The National
Federation of Independent Business/Ohio (NFIB/Ohio), the state’s leading small business
association
, has announced its endorsement of Chief
Justice Maureen O’Connor for re-election and Judges Pat DeWine and Pat Fischer, who are seeking election to the Ohio
Supreme Court. These three endorsements today come from the NFIB/Ohio SAFE
Trust, the organization’s political action committee. 

O’Connor’s wealth
of experience and a distinguished career of public service make her well-suited
to the office of chief justice. During her tenure on Ohio’s Supreme Court, the
past six years as chief justice, she has
demonstrated her knowledge of the law and been a model of judicial restraint
and blind justice during her time on the court.

“Chief Justice O’Connor’s
commitment to public service and dedication to the state of Ohio has been
exemplary,” said Roger R. Geiger, vice president/executive director of
NFIB/Ohio. “Chief Justice O’Connor truly understands the importance of judicial
stability to our state’s economy. Under her leadership, the Ohio Supreme Court continues
in a steadfast, even-handed and predictable manner.” 

“I’m
honored to receive the support of the NFIB. The National Federation of
Independent Business has consistently supported me since I first ran for the
Court in 2002. The organization prides itself on the representation of the
interests of small businesses. Consistent with their mission is involvement in
the selection process of this states’ judiciary. By educating their membership
about candidates, the NFIB makes certain that their members are informed when
they vote. This is vitally important to the state and every community within it,” said Chief Justice O’Connor.

Two additional
judges, Pat DeWine, and Pat Fischer will bring strong constitutional
backgrounds and years of legal knowledge and experience to the Ohio Supreme
Court.  Both have a well-rounded career
of practicing law on both sides of the bench for over 20 years.

“We are proud to
support Judges DeWine and Fischer in their election campaigns for the Ohio Supreme
Court,” said Geiger. “They bring a wealth of judicial experience combined with strong
records of fairness and impartiality. Their philosophy of judicial restraint
lends itself to a stable and predictable legal environment in Ohio. Both will
be excellent additions to the Ohio Supreme Court.”

“I am
honored to receive the endorsement of NFIB/Ohio, and very pleased they have
recognized my commitment to a judiciary that is stable, predictable, fair and
restrained,” said Judge DeWine. “NFIB/Ohio is the leading advocate in helping
small businesses open and grow in our state, and I am very grateful for their
support.”

“I am
honored to have the NFIB/Ohio endorsement. 
Small business is the backbone of our economy and having the support of
Ohio’s leading small business association is something of which I am truly
proud,” said Judge Fischer.

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