COLUMBUS, Ohio – State Rep. Michael Stinziano has been accepted into the 2014-2015 class of State Directors of the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network as the State Director of Ohio.
The YEO Network is a national leadership organization whose mission is to unite and support progressive elected leaders who share a passion for building communities that reflect values of freedom, fairness, and opportunity for all.
The YEO Network helps cultivate and connect political leaders between the ages of 18-35 across all levels of government to a network of progressive leaders that provides peer support, advice, and resources. It currently has 650 members in 50 states.
“I’m thrilled to be selected for a second year to lead this organization in Ohio and contribute to the network of young leaders across the country,” said Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat. “By exchanging ideas, seeking advice, and sharing resources from a diverse membership, we are better able to find effective public policy solutions. I’m excited to continue this practice in Ohio.”
Some of the issues that the YEO Network targets are:
· Empowering and Educating Communities (early, K-12 and higher education)
· Defending Workers and Families (financial access and economic justice/budget and tax reform)
· Expanding Democracy (elections and ethics reform/voter suppression)
· Ensuring a Sustainable Future (energy and the environment)
· Building a Health and Inclusive Society (health care, reproductive justice)
Stinziano previously served as director of the Franklin County Board of Elections and is currently serving his second two-year term in the Ohio House of Representatives.
More information about the YEO Network is available at: http://www.yeonetwork.org/.