Taylor revisited what she said were the Kasich administration’s key accomplishments, including righting the economy, reducing regulations, fighting opioid addiction and cutting taxes. She says there’s more to do.
In an exclusive interview, Taylor shared with Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff that her two sons have battle addiction to opioids.
On Friday, she said that will be a key focus of her campaign.
“When I’m governor I will continue to give my full commitment to confront and defeat the addiction epidemic,” Taylor said. “It has touched so many families, including mine. There is no commitment closer to my heart than this one.”
One of her GOP opponents, Renacci, was quick to respond to Taylor’s formal announcement.
He criticized Taylor for what he says is a “second” campaign announcement.
In February she made an official candidacy filing and designated a treasurer to start raising money.
On the Democratic side, official candidates for governor so far include Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, former state Rep. Connie Pillich, D-Cincinnati and former Congresswoman Betty Sutton.