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Pickaway County Republican Central Committee Unanimously Backs Primary Winners


In a decisive move signaling unity and support for Republican candidates, the Pickaway County Republican Central Committee (PCRCC) unanimously endorsed contenders at their latest meeting held in Circleville, Ohio. Breaking from past traditions, the committee’s endorsement, led by new chairman Travis Ricketts, underscores a renewed commitment to back candidates at local, state, and national levels.

“Republican candidates need to know the central committee is behind them,” stated Ricketts, emphasizing the importance of collective support. “We’re making changes to demonstrate our full support for our candidates. Winning key races requires all of us to come together, setting aside differences for the benefit of voters.”

At the meeting, the PCRCC endorsed a slate of candidates for various positions:

  • Donald J. Trump for President
  • Bernie Moreno for U.S. Senate
  • Dave Taylor for U.S. Representative
  • Megan Shananhan, Joseph Deters, and Dan Hawkins for Ohio Supreme Court
  • Jason Smith and Mike Hess for Court of Appeals
  • Brian Stewart for State Representative
  • Matt Chafin for Court of Common Pleas
  • Harold “Champ” Henson and Gary Scherer for County Commissioner
  • Jayme Hartley Fountain for Prosecuting Attorney
  • Grant Davis for Clerk of Courts
  • Matthew O. Hafey for Sheriff
  • Sarah Turner for Recorder
  • John Howley for Treasurer
  • Chris Mullins for Engineer

“In addition to the endorsements, the committee voted overwhelmingly to approve updated bylaws presented by Gary Scherer. The revised bylaws, the first of their kind since 1997, modernize outdated regulations, facilitating smoother operations for the committee. Notable changes include eliminating the requirement for mail-based meeting notices, enabling online bill payments by the treasurer, and establishing a new subcommittee tasked with running the party’s day-to-day functions.”

“This update allows us to operate at the speed of business,” remarked Ricketts. “With a resounding 69% vote of approval, the committee reaffirms its dedication to becoming a more efficient organization in service to Republicans.”

The move signals a strategic shift within the PCRCC, positioning the committee to play a more proactive role in supporting Republican candidates and advancing the party’s goals in Pickaway County and beyond.