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Governor DeWine Signs Anti-Hazing Bill Sponsored by Stephanie Kunze

COLUMBUS – After two-and-a-half years of fighting, Governor Mike DeWine signed Collin’s Law: Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Act. I’ve been passionately supporting this legislation from its inception, and I’m proud of what it will accomplish for Ohio’s children.Collin Wiant tragically passed away from a fraternity hazing accident. Now, thanks to the efforts of his family, hazing is a felony in Ohio.At the signing, Governor DeWine said, “We simply in Ohio cannot tolerate hazing, and we’re saying with this bill that we will not tolerate hazing.” I think this is an important step for the safety and security of future generations. Ohio parents deserve to know their children are in safe hands when they send them off to college, and thanks to Collin’s law, we can provide real peace of mind.Kathleen Wiant made a promise to her son, and now she is making a promise to every Ohio child as she honors him.Kathleen embraced Governor DeWine after he signed the bill. Thanks to their dedication and hard work, our children can have a safer, more successful college experience.

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Brad Koffel Interviews Stephanie Kunze on his For the DefensePodcast

 

COLUMBUS – Earlier this week I was proud to join the For the Defense Podcast for an interview with host and Columbus attorney Brad Koffel.
In his introduction, Brad called the race for the 15th congressional district “big” for those who “don’t like what’s going on in the country right now” and I couldn’t agree more. In fact, that’s exactly why I’m running.We discussed the important Anti-hazing Bill I recently introduced and how it will impact the lives of future Ohio students. There have been too many incidents here in my district of students losing their lives to fraternity hazing and this bill will do wonders to keep our
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Stephanie Kunze Endorsed by Franklin County Republican Party

COLUMBUS – Stephanie Kunze today released the following statement on her endorsement by the Franklin County Republican Party:

“There’s no group of people who know me better than my friends and neighbors in Franklin County, and I’m grateful for their trust and endorsement. They know I’m a strong conservative who is willing to stand up for what’s right, but that I also have compassion for those who are suffering from addiction or abuse. They know the kind of leader that I will be in DC. It’s what our Party, the 15th District, and our country needs right now.”

“Sadly, we have become even more divided since the last election. Instead of working to bring us together, President Biden and Nancy Pelosi are making things worse by advancing an extreme progressive agenda that threatens to erode our freedoms. Now is not the time to waver from our core Republican values, but we aren’t going to solve the serious problems facing our friends, neighbors, and families here at home by simply retreating to our corners and fighting in front of the cameras or on social media. I’m going to Washington to work, to be a voice of reason, and to lead. That’s how I’ve always done things, and it’s what the people of the 15th district deserve and expect.”

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Group Founded by Female Members of Congress Chooses Stephanie Kunze in Race for Ohio’s 15th District

COLUMBUS – Value In Electing Women Political Action Committee (VIEWPAC), a national organization founded to help elect qualified women to Congress, today announced its endorsement of Stephanie Kunze for Ohio’s 15th District.

“Now, more than ever, we need serious, credible, and thoughtful women serving in Congress,” said Julie Conway, Executive Director of VIEWPAC. “Ohio hasn’t had one Republican woman in its congressional delegation in nearly a decade. Stephanie Kunze is not only the right person to represent the 15th district, but she’ll be a principled conservative and a powerful advocate for the needs of all constituents. We are proud to endorse her candidacy and support her campaign.”

“I believe women can and must have a voice in shaping public policy, and I’m grateful that the leadership of VIEWPAC shares those values and is supporting me in this race,” said Stephanie Kunze. “Building up our families and communities requires lower taxes and economic growth for sure, but we must do more. I’ve been a fighter for women and children during my time in the legislature. I’ll do the same in DC.”

Stephanie Kunze is serving her second term as a state senator from Central Ohio and is a respected and influential leader at the Statehouse. Known for her passionate advocacy for small business, education, and health issues important to Ohioans, Kunze has successfully championed legislation aimed at reducing the opiate epidemic that is plaguing Ohio’s communities and delivering justice for victims of sexual violence; advocated for efforts to improve Ohio’s business climate; and fought to ensure that Ohio’s students receive the highest quality education possible. Learn more at www.TeamStephanieKunze.com.

VIEWPAC was founded in 1997 by female Republican Members of Congress and professional women to help elect and retain qualified, serious Republican women to Congress. Over the past 20 years, the organization has raised more than $15 million in support of incumbent members and candidates. Learn more at www.viewpac.org.

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Kunze Announces $350 Million in Relief Funding for Ohio’s Local Communities

COLUMBUS— State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) today announced that the Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 310, authorizing the distribution of $350 million of federal CARES Act funding to local communities across Ohio for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses.

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Kunze Reminds Ohioans of Critical State Resources Available During Coronavirus Pandemic

COLUMBUS—State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) today reminded constituents of state resources available to all Ohioans confronting the new realities the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has created in communities across the state.

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Kunze Honored by Columbus Boys & Girls Clubs

State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) today was honored with a lifetime membership by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus at their Milo-Grogan Clubhouse.

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Kunze Welcomes Survivors of Human Trafficking to Statehouse

COLUMBUS—State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) today spoke to survivors and those on the front lines of fighting human trafficking during Ohio’s annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Ohio Statehouse. The event brings together advocates from around the state to focus on efforts to end human trafficking.

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Kunze Encourages Interested Ohioans To Apply for Legislative Fellowship at Statehouse

COLUMBUS—State Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications through April 1, 2020 for its 13-month Legislative and Media Production Fellowship Program. The Commission will hire 24 fellows to serve in the Ohio General Assembly during 2021.

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Senator Kunze Joins DeWine in Effort to Prevent Distracted Driving

By Randy Ludlow, The Columbus Dispatch:

 

They stood behind Gov. Mike DeWine cradling photos of loved ones lost.

John Gordon has told “Rusty’s Story” to more than 34,000 people over more than a decade. The only father-son court bailiff team in Ohio was ripped apart when a man texting on his cellphone crossed the center line and hit Rusty’s car head-on on Route 4 south of Marion, killing him instantly.

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