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Yeah, I know, I got a funny name but if you want to know my game plan, it's this: No game plan needed!  John Sheil, Marek Tyskiewicz and Ronny Richards, who are these guys?  I won in 2012 with 58% of the votes and I'm liking it here!  Tell me the good word and I'll get another term like "snaps* that.
Ohio's 2nd Congressional District may have a PVI of R+8 per Cook Political Report's assessment and freshman Rep. Brad Wenstrup got elected with 58% of the votes in 2012.

But that's not stopping Democratic candidate in OH-02, John Sheil, from being active on the campaign trail.

On February 20th, Sheil and two other Democratic candidates running in OH-02, Ronny Richards and Marek Tyszkiewicz will be at a Anderson Newtown Winter Celebration and Democratic Fundraiser in Cincinnati, OH and any of you locals are invited to join to meet & greet the candidates.  Details on ticket registration and information of the event are as follows:

http://sheilforcongress.com/...

Anderson Newtown Winter Celebration and Democratic Fundraiser
February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Featured Speaker: Ed Fitzgerald
Ohio Democratic Candidate for Governor

As well as a meet and greet with 3 candidates for US. House of Representatives for Ohio’s 2nd Congressional district:

John Sheil
Ronny Richards
Marek Tyszkiewicz

$25 Student, ANDC Club and Union Members
$30 General Public (advance); $35 At the Door
Advance purchases due by February 14th

Mail Check to:
ANDC
800 Old Orchard Road
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Call 513-232-4154 for Additional Information

Here's a bit of background on John Sheil.  One thing is for certain, he's certainly an active person in his career and in serving his community and those who aren't necessarily of his same background or income level:

In my role as Executive Director, I am an advocate for the entrepreneurial, highly creative, and yet often uninsured and sometimes working poor that make up Cincinnati’s art and music scene.  I work to retain and sustain Cincinnati’s cultural economy by providing assistance to local artists and musicians in three major areas: health care, business, and law.   I have expanded access to health care for the uninsured musicians of our area through a strategic partnership with Mercy Heath.  Our health care advocacy will only increase in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and we will continue to educate and advocate for the health of our local creative entrepreneurs in the years ahead.  I also developed a free legal seminar where Chase law students earn volunteer credit by giving presentations on legal topics and business basics related to a career in the arts in the recording studios and music schools throughout the area.  I was sworn in to the Ohio Bar in 2011 and started a general practice firm based right here in Anderson that handles every legal issue that a musician, artist or entertainer may face – from LLC’s and new business start ups, to copyrights and contracts, to DUI’s and divorce.  While we market our services to the entertainment community, our three attorneys and paralegal help all clients that walk through our doors through some of the best and worst moments of their lives.
Judging by John Sheil's tweets and his response to a recent online Q&A chat, he's pretty progressive but seems also pragmatic:

http://sheilforcongress.com/...

John Sheil:

Our campaign will focus on real solutions to Ohio’s three greatest challenges: jobs, education, and infrastructure. These challenges are complex and inter-related but by focusing on Opportunity, Empowerment, and Innovation, I believe that together we can create a better tomorrow and a brighter Ohio.

Jobs:

Create new jobs by renovating and updating our country’s aging transportation infrastructure, and expanding opportunities in agriculture,

Improve and incentives funding education sector, both in terms of retaining the aging workforce for new jobs, as well as increasing the availability of head start and early childhood education programs,

Make the minimum wage a living wage.
Close loopholes in the tax code to enable corporations seeing record profits to “pay it forward” so that the next generation has the same opportunities and advantages that they benefitted from.

Improve funding for “welfare to work” programs that help break the cycle of poverty and effectively help people transition back into full time employment.

Education:

Improve federal funding for Head Start and preschool programs, which invests in our future and helps keep families employed.

Make college more affordable; income based repayment on loans, low interest student loans that are repayable if you go into more avenues of public service.

Infrastructure:

Expand access to new sources of renewable energy and technological infrastructure, (high speed internet and wireless infrastructure, along with plug in stations, solar & wind energy, as well as ecologically responsible methods of natural gas extraction and transportation)

Ohio produces 1.129 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy every year, ranking it 45th in the country. Introduce a sound green energy policy that will lead to more jobs for all Ohioans.

Develop traditional infrastructure improvements through projects like the Brent Spence Bridge, which is estimated to cost $2.8 billion – (the cost of four days of war in Iraq.) If we spend a little less time knocking down things overseas, we can spend a little more time building things up over here.

If you desire to support and get involved in John Sheil's campaign for Congress, links are below:

John Sheil for Congress:  http://sheilforcongress.com

Donate:  https://secure.actblue.com/...

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/...

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/...

Originally posted to Knowledge Democrats on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM PST.

Also republished by Central Ohio Kossacks.

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