Stinziano is a Champion: Ohio State Medical Association

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State Rep. Michael Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat, has been designated as a "2014 Physician and Patient Champion" by the Ohio State Medical Association.

Stinziano’s leadership in sponsoring Ohio’s new law that helps prevent traumatic brain injury in youth sports, as well as championing legislation to  reduce infant mortality in Ohio, promote effective ways to curb Ohio’s growing heroin epidemic, and prevent skin cancer by limiting access to tanning beds, were cited by OSMA in designating Stinziano as a “Champion.” 

"I'm proud to stand with Ohio's doctors to champion legislation that promotes healthy lifestyles,” Stinziano said.  “Making sure Ohioans have access to quality, affordable healthcare will result in healthier families living and working in prosperous communities.”

According to the OSMA, being designated a Champion is an honor given to only 12 of hundreds of candidates seeking office in 116 legislative races this year.

Last month, the OSMA, which represents more than 20,000 physicians, residents, and medical student across Ohio endorsed Stinziano in this November’s General Election.

Stinziano, a lawyer and a former director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, is completing his second two-year term in the Ohio House.

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