For Immediate Release: October 25, 2016
Rep. Jonathan Dever, Cincinnati-area Leaders Share Ideas for Advancing Opportunities in Minority Communities
CINCINNATI—State Representative Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira) joined minority business, education and community leaders from around the Cincinnati area at a press conference to discuss ideas for expanding job creation and expanding educational opportunities in minority communities. Due to his work during his first term in office, the community leaders enthusiastically expressed their support and full endorsement of Rep. Dever’s re-election campaign.
“I am deeply honored to have the support of so many tremendous men and women who work each day to help make the 28th District a better place to live and raise a family,” Dever said. “They have all demonstrated a commitment to working together to improve the lives around them. Regardless of the outcome of this election, I look forward to continuing our work together.”
“Parties are not important to us, but the policies behind the person are, which is why we stand here today to support Jonathan Dever,” said Pastor Billie Burton of the Word of Life Ministry Christian Center.
During his first term in office, Dever supported several pieces of legislation aimed at helping communities throughout the 28th District. That includes sponsoring a bill that fights the abandoned property epidemic, expands access to life-saving treatments for people struggling with drug addiction, and securing funding for infrastructure and workforce development improvements.
“It is my humble honor to throw all of my support and my full endorsement behind State Representative Jonathan Dever because he’s gotten the job done and I trust he’s going to continue to do a great job for us here in Ohio,” said Bishop Bobby Hilton from the Word of Deliverance Ministry.
"Seeing all the work Mr. Dever does in the community, it's not about party lines, it's about people who can get the job done,” said Wade Goins, a business owner in Forest Park.
"I support Mr. Dever for his relentless fight to help local governments,” said Maria Waltherr-Willard, a councilwoman in the Village of Greenhills. “I am proud to say Mr. Dever has my vote and I fully support him.”
Also attending the press conference in support of Rep. Dever were: Bishop Randal Burton of Word of Life Ministry Christian Center; Dr. Thomas Tucker, Superintendent of Princeton City Schools; and Christina Dudley, a business owner in Springdale.
Dever is running for his second term in the 28th House District, which includes the northern suburbs of Hamilton County.