Tuesday, March 15, 2005

300 at Szollosi-Ford Unity Rally



I was humbled and honored tonight by a rally for my re-election to Toledo City Council and in support of Mayor Jack Ford (above, right - his campaign kick-off is April 9). Hosted by UAW Region 2-B and Regional Director Lloyd Mahaffey (above, left) and attended by hundreds, we set a positive and upbeat tone to the 2005 election season and vowed to fight on and take back Ohio in 2006. Board of Lucas County Commissioners President Tina Skeldon Wozniak (above, center) and Toledo City Councilwoman Karyn McConnell-Hancock (and her newborn son, LJ) joined us for a short program. Rev. John E. Roberts, Pastor at Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church gave the invocation, which followed an awe-inspiring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by veteran Rex Shanahan.

It's late, my wife and I are tired (she did the heavy lifting for the event) and I've got to board a bus tomorrow morning at 6:30am with Toledo Police, Fire, and municipal workers to Columbus to fight cuts to the Local Government Fund (I'll blog from the road.) Enjoy some quick snapshots and check back for multimedia coverage of tonight's event.


Toledo Federation of Teachers President Fran Lawrence. Dozens of teachers attended the event, many from Jones Jr High on Broadway where my dad teaches.


Supporters Jim Ruvolo and Gretchen DeBacker.


Oregon City Councilman Jeff Keller, an attorney and future Oregon Judge.


Even my son Lucas got into the swing of things - helping us clean up after the event!

2 Comments:

Blogger ToledoJoe said...

Great event Frank! What a great message to those "hatemongers" on the B team.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe I think that you are confused, the original Lucas County Democratic Party is still in existance therefore as you people classifiy it, is A team. Those who broke away from the party are the B team. So in the future please refer to us as Democrats.

4:57 PM  

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