Ohio Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner will be the featured speaker when the Highland County Democratic Party holds its annual picnic Sunday, Aug. 3.
The picnic will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the AmVets Park on North Shore Drive and will also feature former Ohio first lady Frances Strickland; Marek Tyszkiewicz, the Democratic candidate for the 2nd District Congressional seat; Highland County Commissioner candidate Randy Mustard; and Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss.
Food will include chicken tenders from Ponderosa, potato salad, slaw, baked beans, dessert and beverages. Entertainment will be provided Andy West’s band and Linda Griffith.
The event is free to the public with a freewill donation accepted. An auction will be conducted by Frank Grover and door prizes will be awarded.
Turner is currently a state senator and a frequent MSNBC guest. “She is a dynamic speaker and has many innovative ideas for the secretary of state office – ones which will not suppress your right to vote,” Highland County Democratic Party Chairperson Dinah Phillips said.
Strickland will be present to talk about other statewide candidates. “Frances loves coming to Highland County and we’re fortunate that she will grace us with her presence,” Phillips said. “Many of you have expressed an interest in seeing Frances again.”
Mustard is currently a Paint Township trustee where he is known for getting the job done, Phillips said. “One that you can call 24/7 for assistance with a problem and one that will listen to your opinions before making a decision,” Phillips said. “If given the chance, Randy will make an excellent county commissioner.”
Of Coss, Phillips said, “(He) has done a fabulous job while on the bench. We couldn’t be more proud of Rocky. He’s running unopposed.”