CCV Action Expresses “Deep Concerns” over Values of Proposed New Ohio House Leadership



December 16, 2014

Contact: Charles Tassell



Citizens for Community Values Action is deeply concerned about the potential leadership choices for the Ohio State House. Our research into the voting record of some of the Representatives proposed for the leadership team, rightfully raises questions about their qualifications for leadership roles. Their voting records should also cause concerns for many elected House members who ran as conservatives in the November election, particularly if they ran as social-conservatives.

We, and our members, would certainly expect Representatives to vote for a leadership team that represents their values as well as the values of their district, particularly those who were endorsed by Citizens for Community Values Action PAC.

Barbara Sears (R 47):

Supporting abortion language in Medicaid expansion,

Opposed to Common Core Reform,

Co-sponsoring Needle Exchange language,

Opposed Pro-life legislation.

Dorothy Pelanda (R-86):

Support of Sexual Orientation Rights, HB 163

Sponsored Sexual orientation language for HB 624

Supporting abortion language in Medicaid expansion,

Opposed gateway sex-ed,

No pro-life endorsement.

“We encourage all Ohio Citizens concerned with values to speak with their representative-elect and discuss voting on House-leadership based on their votes, positions, and values. In addition, we encourage Representatives to vote their conscience, and their campaign promises.” stated Charles Tassell, Vice President of Citizens for Community Values Action.


CCV Action, the non-profit and tax-exempt legislative action arm of Citizens for Community Values was founded in 2004 to promote the common good and general welfare, primarily by means of education and direct and grassroots lobbying in support of laws and protect the sanctity of human life, marriage and the family, and which are consistent with principles of good government.

CCV Action is a 501(c)(4), non-profit education and lobbying organization based in Cincinnati, OH and is dedicated to preserving and advancing the interests of family, faith, and freedom in the political arena.

CCV Action seeks to fortify the traditional foundations of civil society through efforts to educate, inform and influence elected officials in support of the country’s historic ideals of equality under the law, and the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on which the nation was founded.


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