To the Editor:
I have known Charlie Daniels for 14 years as a co-worker and friend. He has always been an advocate for the working class and their families. He understands the importance of a quality education and workers’ rights. We’ve had many conversations about these topics and the impact on our future. When Senate Bill 5/Issue 2 was introduced, he felt the bill was an attempt to seriously erode what is the core value of a working class family. He has been steadfast on opposing this issue, even when it placed his own future in jeopardy.
Deciding he could no longer stand on the sideline, he threw his hat in the ring and became a candidate for State Representative of the 95th District. In the midst of organizing his campaign and facing two other candidates during the March Democratic primary, Charlie was also being disciplined at work. Since he was a classified employee for the state of Ohio as a correction officer, he was informed he could not run for a partisan seat to represent the 95th District. He was eventually fired due to this conflict. His desire to represent the working class and their rights became forefront even though it came at a price, losing his own job.
Charlie strongly believes in the fight to protect our rights. As working families, we are facing more difficulties every day. We are finding it increasingly difficult to protect and provide what we so strongly value. Education, workers’ rights and a chance at making a viable wage to strengthen and care for our families have an insurmountable struggle.
It is time to stand up for our values and Charlie Daniels is the right person for the fight. I encourage you to vote for Charlie Daniels to be your next State Representative of the 95th District.