Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus Co-Founder, Political Director to Run for Ohio Statehouse

Posted By on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 12:55 PM

click to enlarge Sick logo.
  • Sick logo.
The co-founder and political director of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus, Steve Holecko, has announced his candidacy for the Ohio Statehouse.

Holecko said he has pulled petitions to run as a Democrat in the Ohio House of Representatives' 14th District, which encompasses Cleveland's west-side Wards 16 and 17, and the suburbs of Brook Park, Brooklyn, Middleburg Heights and Parma Heights. The seat is currently occupied by former Cleveland City Council President Marty Sweeney, who is running for a seat on the Ohio Senate against Nickie Antonio.



Holecko also ran for the statehouse seat in 2014 and said his slogan hasn't changed. He is still "100 percent committed to the 99 percent." As such, he said he'll focus on seven key policy planks in the statehouse.
  1. A Ohio Universal Healthcare Plan
  2. Equal pay and a liveable wage for all
  3. Respect for women's healthcare decisions
  4. A fair economy and an end to corporate tax giveaways
  5. Clean energy and strong environmental protections
  6. A restoration of adequate school and community funding,
  7. Protection of workers' rights.
After 35 years as a teacher in the Berea City Schools, Holecko has been a full-time activist and organizer for the past two years, first for the Bernie Sanders campaign and then for the CCPC. In that capacity, he has helped promote progressive candidates in municipal elections and has been a vocal participant in notable activist campaigns, including opposition to the Q Deal, and "Frank's Fat Cat Festival," last summer.

Tags: , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation