Nikki Foster Announces Campaign Chair and Early Endorsements


Mason, Ohio – Today, Nikki Foster, Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 1st Congressional District, announced her Campaign Chair and a slew of endorsements. Former Ohio State Representative and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich will serve as Foster’s Campaign Chair. Only a week since launching her campaign, Foster received endorsements from several community leaders:

Connie Pillich — Former Ohio State Representative, 28th District; 2018 Gubernatorial Candidate

Organized Progressives Standing United

Sheridan Lijoi — Former President, Democratic Women’s Club of Southwest Ohio

Kathy Wyenandt — Member, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees

Brian Hester — Chair, Butler County Democratic Party 

Dora Bronston — President, Middletown NAACP; Former Vice Mayor, City of Middletown

Kristin Malhotra — Member, Deerfield Township Board of Trustees

Endorsing Foster, Connie Pillich said,

“As a Major in the U.S. Air Force, Nikki put her country ahead of her own needs and security, and that’s exactly what she’ll do in Congress. In the twenty years Steve Chabot has been in Congress, health care costs have skyrocketed and families are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. Nikki’s family has experienced these struggles firsthand, and her life-long commitment to servant leadership is exactly why Nikki will win this seat and deliver real results for the people of Southwest Ohio.”

“This is a people-powered campaign focused on solving the tough challenges our community is facing by putting people ahead of Washington special interests,” said Foster. “I’m grateful to these community leaders for putting their trust in me as I fight to bring fresh leadership to Congress.”

Last week, Foster released a video recounting her Air Force service, her family’s immigrant story, and her son’s life-threatening health condition. Foster’s announcement immediately threw National Republicans into “a state of panic about Congressman Steve Chabot’s re-election bid.”

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