Both the current Governor, and the Lt. Governor, made campaign stops in northwest Ohio this week.
Governor Kasich and Lt Governor Mary Taylor stopped by the Hancock County Republican headquarters in Findlay on Wednesday, then went on to Archbold where they spoke at a Fulton County Get Out the Vote event.
Taylor talked about an improved state economy, success in job creation and a balanced budget over the last four years.
In her speech, she also urged young adults to take an active role in democracy.
The Governor, spoke about Ohio’s balanced budget, saying he does not intend to spend the state’s $1.5 billion surplus right away. He said it gives the state a buffer when faced with challenges that can crop up unexpectedly.
The Governor also talked about the state’s ongoing war against drugs that has involved law enforcement officials at both the state and local levels, saying new laws now make it tougher for people to obtain and abuse prescription medications, which has, unfortunately, led many people to heroin.
The Governor said that in order to combat drugs and other issues in the state, it’s important for communities to start talking and reaching out to one another.