CLEVELAND — Editor's note: Video at the top of this story was originally published March 15, 2021.
Nina Turner, who is running for Ohio’s 11th Congressional District, received three more endorsements from elected officials in various communities on Friday. These include:
- Eloise Hardin, Oakwood Village Councilwoman
- Kerry McCormack, Ward 3 Cleveland City Councilman
- Bill Dunman, Newburgh Heights Councilman
“We’re in a unique and challenging time both for the city of Cleveland and for our country,” McCormack said. “These moments in history require leaders who aren't only committed to fighting for the wellbeing of everyone, but who are also committed to fighting for a dramatic shift in changing the way we do business in this country. In order to invest in the middle class and working communities, we need bold leadership. This isn’t the time to go halfway, this is the time to improve the lives of the people who have suffered for far too long from the ills of society. I know now more than ever that the 11th congressional district needs to be represented by a Clevelander, born and raised here, and a fighter who isn’t afraid to stand up for the people who need it most, and that’s why I’m supporting Nina.”
Turner said earning this support means “so much to me.”
“I appreciate the confidence these leaders have placed in me having seen my dedication, my vision and my record of delivering for our community,” she said in a press release.
Earlier in the week, Turner also received an endorsement from SEIU Local 1, which is a labor union representing nearly 2,000 janitors and food service workers across Ohio.
The congressional seat Turner is seeking was vacated when former Rep. Marcia Fudge was tapped by President Joe Biden to serve as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.