By Dustin Ensinger
A Berlin Township trustee has been selected to serve as a chair of Secretary of State Jon Husted’s reelection campaign.
Trustee Adam Fleischer, who is currently a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, has been tapped to lead the effort to defeat Democratic opponent State Sen. Nina Turner (Cleveland) in Delaware County.
“It’s exciting to work for and represent someone who has done so much and cares so passionately about his job,” he said. “Secretary of State Husted is what a good public official should be — honest, efficient, and accountable. I’m honored to have been asked to join the campaign.”
Fleischer, who is the youngest trustee in the state, said he believes his experience working on campaigns and his youth probably played a role in his selection.
“Over the past 3-4 years I’ve worked hard in getting good candidates elected to office,” he said. “Being a young person, perhaps the Husted team saw an opportunity to reach out towards an important demographic of voters.”
Fleischer believes that the key to securing a second term for Husted will be informing the voters of his accomplishments in office. He pointed to his efforts to purge 300,000 deceased voters from the rolls along with duplicate registrations and his 2012 initiative to send absentee ballot requests to every registered voter in Ohio.
“It’s all been a part of his promise to make ‘voting easy and cheating hard,’ a sentiment critical to the faith we place in the democratic process,” he said, also praising Husted’s work to make his office more efficient.
Delaware County could play a key role in the race, Fleischer believes.
“While we are a reliably conservative area, the turnout of voters will be critical to the final tally of statewide races,” he said. “As a representative of Secretary of State Husted, it’s my job to make sure that citizens are informed and hopefully motivate a great deal of them to make their voices heard this November.”
Dustin Ensinger can be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @EnsingerDG.