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Eckart Joins Lake Metroparks Board

Dennis Eckart was appointed to the Lake Metroparks Board in December 2011. "Lake Metroparks are a vibrant and essential part of the Lake County community.  I'm excited to be a part of this organization," said Eckart.

A Role in State of the Union History

A story on the role Dennis Eckart played in the evolution of the president's State of the Union address:  http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/the-curious-history-of-the-sta...

Campaign Highlights

North Shore has enjoyed success in Ohio's recent election cycles.  Some highlights include:
2011: Dennis Eckart made a significant impact when representing the "no" vote on State Issue 2 in two highly publicized debates, one at the City Club in Cleveland and one hosted by NBC and seen in primetime across the state.  Issue 2, a referendum to let the voters of Ohio decide whether public workers should be able to retain their bargaining rights and other key workforce issues, was soundly defeated with a 62-38 margin.    

 
2009: State Issue 3 offered Ohioans the choice to allow casino gaming in the state.  NorthShore Associates worked closely with Dan Gilbert and the Issue 3 team to help create a viable statewide strategy as well as build strong grassroots support in Northeast Ohio and worked hard to execute both to perfection.  The result: the previous statewide casino issue carried only 6 counties with 37% of the vote. 2009's Issue 3 won 30 counties and garnered 54% of the vote.  
 
2008:  Dennis and Eddy provided strategic advice and advance work to the Obama campaign in the primary and general elections.  Eddy served as Grassroots Field Director for State Issue 2, the renewal of the Clean Ohio Fund.  Issue 2 won with 69% of the vote.

 
2006: Dennis served as primary strategic advisor for Sherrod Brown's Senate campaign to unseat Mike DeWine. 

Susan McGuinness Announces Run For State Representative

North Shore is proud to be managing the campaign of Susan McGuinness as she runs for the Ohio's 61st District State Representative Seat.  Her announcement is below:
 
Susan McGuinness announced that she has filed today as a candidate for state representative in Ohio’s 61st district.
 
McGuinness, a Registered Nurse and Chair of the Lake Health Board of Directors, said, “Lake County deserves a vigorous voice in Columbus.  A voice that, like the people of the county itself, doesn’t address issues from only a political perspective.  We need a voice that speaks for the people, not just the party in power.  I will be that voice.”
 
 McGuinness added, “We have had our fill of out of touch career politicians who don’t answer to their constituents.  I will build on our great assets and work to improve economic, educational, and health opportunities for every citizen of Lake County.  I will make sure our government works for us, not against us.”
 
McGuinness has built a reputation for effective leadership and an ability to find common sense solutions.  She has already garnered bipartisan support, as evidenced by the broad spectrum of early supporters.
 
Walt McNamara, Campaign Finance Chair, said of McGuinness: “the leadership and competency Susan has demonstrated on the Lake Health Board of Directors exhibits her ability to work with people on both sides of the political spectrum, as well as the dynamic energy we need to promote the interests of this district in the state legislature.”
 
Mary Lou McCracken, a former Madison Township Trustee, said, “as a former township trustee, I’m aware that we need good representation to help us, and we have not had that.  When you have someone who is knowledgeable about what is going on, it’s easier to achieve the goals of the community.  The direct representation and communication that I know Susan will bring to the job will be a welcome change.” 
 
McGuinness, running for office for the first time, said she looks forward to bringing a fresh perspective to the 61st district: “Nurses often work to help heal people, and heaven knows that Columbus can use all the help and healing it can get.”