Ted Strickland to speak at Press Club January 25
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland will speak at the Akron Press Club on Monday, January 25. Lunch will be at 11:45 a. m., and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions.
This event is co-sponsored with the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and No Labels of Akron.
Strickland is a former governor of Ohio, congressman, minister and psychologist.
He received 60 percent of the vote in 2006 to become Ohio’s 68th governor, serving one term. Strickland represented Ohio’s Sixth Congressional District from 1993-1995 and from 1997-2007.
While he was governor, Strickland reduced the size of state government by 7 percent, or 5,000 employees. He also eliminated nearly 250 state business regulations and revised more than 1,800 to better accommodate growth. In 2008, he signed the state’s renewable portfolio standard, calling for 25% of the state’s energy to be produced by renewables by 2025.
Strickland is from Scioto County in Southern Ohio, one of nine children.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in psychology from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. He also holds a master’s degree in guidance counseling from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a PhD in counseling form the University of Kentucky.
Strickland is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He has worked as a counseling psychologist at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.
He is married to Frances Strickland, an educational psychologist.
Program: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland.
Time: Luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Monday, January 25. Program follows.
Place: Quaker Square Inn Ballroom, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).
· $20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members.
· $25 for all reservations made after Wednesday, January 20 (members and non-members).
Reservations requested: Contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Wednesday, January 20.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.
Upcoming Press Club events:
· December 4 – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld.
· February 23, 2016 – State of Akron Schools by Superintendent David James.
· March 31 – State of Summit County by Executive Russ Pry.
The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events.