Endorsed

Newspapers, educators, coal miners, police officers, firefighters, farmers, and labor groups have endorsed Lou Gentile because they know he is the best choice to represent the people of the 30th State Senate district.

 “More broadly, the senator has been a strong advocate for maintaining and enhancing local and state government revenues, to help senior citizens and veterans, pay for needed infrastructure, and better support local schools and institutions of higher education in the 30th Senate District. . . For these and a lot of other reasons, we enthusiastically support the re-election of Lou Gentile to the 30th District Ohio Senate seat.” – Athens News, 10/12/16

“He is fighting to get the job done, and as a member of the minority party, he’s not beholden to a party line. He freely speaks his mind about what his area, his people, need.” – Steubenville Herald-Star, 10/20/16

“But we believe Gentile’s legislative experience and his proven record of working for all the residents of Eastern Ohio make him the better choice during this election. We endorse Gentile and urge voters to cast their ballots for him on Nov. 8.” – Martins Ferry Times Leader, 10/19/16

“Athens and Ohio University voters should elect to keep Lou Gentile in his state Senate seat. He emphasized workforce education and job creation in his endorsement interview with The Post, expressing his desire to create and maintain programs that incentivize Ohio-based students finding jobs within the state after graduation.” – The Post, 10/27/16

“Nonetheless, Gentile has remained an active and supportive figure for southeast Ohio residents. It can sometimes be difficult for Appalachian voices to be heard in Columbus, which helps us respect Gentile’s leadership as Assistant Minority Whip of the Senate Democrats even more.” – Athens Messenger, 10/30/16

Endorsements 

-National Rifle Association
-Ohio Education Association
-United Mineworkers of America District 31
-Fraternal Order of Police
-Ohio Farm Bureau
-Ohio Federation of Teachers
-AFSCME Council 8
-Carpenters Local #186
-Carpenters Local #200
-Carpenters Local #285
-Communication Workers of America District 4
-East Central Ohio Building Trades
-Fraternal Order of Police
-IBEW Local #246, #540, #684, #972
-International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
-Laborers Local #639
-Laborers Local #809
-Laborers Local #351
-OCSEA/AFSCME Local #11
-Ohio AFL-CIO
-Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
-Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters District 3
-Ohio State Medical Association
-Ohio Nurses Association
-Parkersburg-Marietta Building Trades
-Plumbers Local #168
-Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #495
-Plumbers & Steamfitters Local #83
-Service Employees International Union District #1199
-Southeast Ohio AFL-CIO
-Sheet Metal Workers Local #33
-Utility Workers Union of America
-United Steelworkers of America
-United Steelworkers Local #5724
-Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades
-Upper Ohio Valley AFL-CIO
-Teamsters Ohio DRIVE