News from the Campaign
November 11, 2006
Today was Ben's final event of 2006, as he gave the special keynote address to the Junior State of America conference in Cleveland. Usually, a governor, U.S. Senator or Representative has this special privilege. Ben was deeply honored to speak to students from as nearby as Euclid, Ohio, to as far as Tennessee. After his 40 minute keynote about campaign lessons and encouraging youth participation, "Poli Sci 101," he took questions and received encouragement for the future from the audience.
November 7, 2006
ELECTION DAY! Ben voted in the morning at the Florence Township Precinct, then went to Edon Northwest School to speak to teachers and students there. He and his campaign manager spent some time waving and holding signs on busy intersections such as in Bryan. Finally, at 7:30pm, a nice sized group assembled at the EHS Auditeria for Ben's Victory for Ohio party. Some traveled several hours to be at the event. The final results came in... 45.31% for Ben McCullough (43% in Defiance, 44% in Fulton, and 50% in Williams County). Ben gave a speech and thanked supporters, along with his manager and treasurer. THANK YOU for a wonderful showing in Ben's first election! It won't be the last! CLICK HERE to read Ben's official Thank You!
November 5, 2006
Today, Ben McCullough honored our fallen heroes from the Iraqi and Afghan conflicts in a special memorial at the park in Archbold in Fulton County. After a few brief words for our troops, Ben helped other local citizens read the names of those who gave their lives for our country during the past year.
November 2, 2006
Ben McCullough's college, Wittenberg University, published a new article on their website, and in their school publication, The Torch. Learn more about Ben McCullough and his campaign impressions and lessons learned... click here! Also, Ben announced the theme of his party on November 7th after the polls close is "Victory for Ohio" - and you're invited to attend! Read about this and all events on the Calendar of Events page.
October 28, 2006
Today, Ben McCullough met people at a hog roast in downtown Defiance. Later this evening, Ben and volunteers passed out candy, literature, and talked to voters and their families in the annual Defiance Halloween Parade! It was chilly, but not cold enough to stop thousands of people from attending! Ben even got in the spirit of the season by wearing a costume. As a special treat to kids, McCullough also created the Ben for Ohio Holiday Contest, where one special child will receive a $50 Christmas gift from Ben himself!
October 27, 2006
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in a few days on cable
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October 26, 2006
Tonight, Ben McCullough addressed a large group of voters and several media outlets at the annual Williams County Dinner in Edgerton. He spoke to people face-to-face, then gave a speech while everyone finished their meals. The turnout was great!
October 25, 2006
Ben McCullough was privileged to have the honor of giving the keynote address at Defiance College's annual political training workshop. The theme was "My Life in Political Science 101." He stayed for the entire day, listening to students from 4 high schools and 2 college groups (all from Defiance County) present about current issues and finding policy solutions. He was very impressed with their hard work. Congratulations to all of the schools, particularly Tinora High School and Defiance College History Majors, who won in their divisions!
October 17, 2006
Twenty days... and we'll be electing Ben our next State Representative! To celebrate this milestone, Ben McCullough visited a local school in Williams County to discuss his educational vision, then went to the Delta Senior Center to speak about the concerns of our seniors. Finally, he made appearances in Swanton and Defiance to give out signs and other Ben Gear. Have you gotten yours yet? Click here!
October 16, 2006
Ben McCullough visited the Fulton County Senior Center in Wauseon today, giving a speech and answering questions that were broadcast on Fulton County's cable station. He then proceeded to the Archbold Senior Center, where he was excited to talk about health care and other important issues. Read part of Ben's Roadmap to What's Next: Keeping Ohioans Healthy.
October 10, 2006
Ben McCullough was proud to participate in a candidates' debate at Hilltop High School in West Unity in Williams County. Here, he clearly articulated his plan, and after tonight, the choice became strikingly clear that Ben McCullough is the man suited to become the next State Representative of Ohio's 74th House District! Click here to read his opening and closing statements, and e-mail us anytime to request his responses to any questions from the debate, or on any topic you choose. Nice work, Ben!
October 10, 2006
Ben McCullough spoke tonight to the United Auto Workers at their dinner in Defiance to thank them for their support and talk with voters about the issues.
October 6, 2006 UAW Endorsement
Ben McCullough released his latest endorsement from the Ohio State United Auto Workers CAP Council! He is greatly humbled to have the support of Ohio's workers in all fields. Read Ben's 'Innovative Economy.'
September 27, 2006
Ben McCullough accepted a very special honor to give the keynote address to high school and college students at Defiance College duing this year's annual Political Training Workshop on October 25. He will also be part of their professional political panel. It's about getting young people interested about current issues and politics in general. This, along with other speeches at American Legion Buckeye Boys State and other schools this year, shows that Ben is interested in fulfilling his goal toward educating and inspiring people about government again, especially those of his own generation. Read Youth and the Future in Ben's Roadmap to What's Next. Congrats, Ben!
September 26, 2006 Transportation Endorsement
Joining numerous educational, labor, and other organizations are the Ohio State Legislative Board of the United Transportation Union in standing with Ben McCullough for State Representative! Ben sincerely thanks the group for their support.
September 24, 2006
From the campaign... HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN !!
September 18, 2006
Ben McCullough spoke with voters at the Defiance County Annual Dinner at the UAW Hall. Everyone was glad to hear Ben speak, and talk with him face to face about the issues.
September 13, 2006
Today was the official Ben for Ohio Phone Banking Kickoff! Thanks to the volunteers who made it possible! This will continue through November. Click Here for details & to get involved! Also, the new Calendar of Events was posted.
September 9, 2006
The tour of County Fairs concluded today as Ben McCullough spent the day at the fair of his home county, Williams, in Montpelier. It was a great turnout!
September 2, 2006
Ben McCullough spent the day at the Fulton County Fair in Wauseon, seeing many people and enjoying all the fair had to offer.
August 26, 2006
Today, Ben McCullough had a busy day! He, along with his family and campaign manager, marched in the very large Swanton Corn Festival Parade in Fulton County. This wraps up his tour of parades in the 74th District for the summer. This evening, he spoke to and met voters at the first Williams County Hog Roast to be put on by the Central Committee, at the Montpelier Fairgrounds Pavillion. Many great ideas were shared as the participants enjoyed a classic Northwest Ohio summer tradition!
August 25, 2006
Ben McCullough spent the afternoon/early evening in the Merchant's Buiding at the Defiance County Fair in Hicksville. He appreciated talking with people of all political persuasions about the future of Ohio.
August 19, 2006
Today the campaign continued as Ben and his family marched and brought the campaign truck through a parade in Alvordton in Williams County.
August 18, 2006
While Ben McCullough could not personally attend the event in Delta today on privatizing the Ohio Turnpike, he issued this statement opposing it. Click here.
August 16-18, 2006
Senior Days with Ben continued into Williams County with 2 more stops this week: Edon on Wednesday, and Edgerton on Friday. The seniors were glad to hear from McCullough on important area issues.
August 14-15, 2006
Senior Days with Ben kicked off this week as Ben McCullough visited 2 Senior Centers in Defiance County: Defiance City on Monday, and Hicksville on Tuesday. He was very well received!
August 13, 2006
Today, the 3-day Edon Days celebration in Ben's hometown wrapped up. The campaign presence culminated on August 12 at 2pm, when Ben McCullough, friends, and his signature campaign truck greeted the people of Edon during the parade.
August 9, 2006 Ohio State BCTC Endorses Ben
The Ben McCullough campaign is pleased to present the most recent of Ben's endorsements from the
Ohio State Building and Construction Trades Council. McCullough is humbled to receive the support of hardworking Northwest Ohioans in this and many previous groups for his plan of The Innovative Economy.
August 9, 2006
In addition, the campaign announces a set of 5 "Senior Days With Ben" where Ben will be speaking at Senior Centers across Defiance, Fulton, and Williams Counties. Check the Calendar of Events for these and other events with Ben near you!
August 5, 2006
Ben McCullough and friends march in the annual Fayette Bullthistle Parade in Fulton County. The theme was: "Grab the Bullthistle by the Thorns!"
July 31, 2006
Check out the new August Calendar of Events. Also, the new "Why We Need Ben" voter overview is now online - click here and spread the link around!
July 26, 2006
Supporters of the campaign in Defiance join in the celebration of Sam Hornish, Jr. in the city and Ben McCullough's campaign recognizes Mr. Hornish, Jr. on his special day.
July 22, 2006
Coming back to his hometown by address, Ben McCullough, family and friends brought his signature campaign truck through and greeted the people of Montpelier in Williams County during their annual Bean Days parade.
July 15, 2006
Ben McCullough greeted the citizens of Wauseon at the Fulton County capital's annual Homecoming parade.
July 9, 2006
Ben McCullough and friends bring his signature pickup truck through Delta in the annual Chicken Festival in Fulton County. During and after the parade, Ben enjoyed walking up to and meeting many individual people. Across District 74, more and more realize each day that Ben is truly the people's representative.
July 4, 2006
Ben McCullough and his family, friends, and
campaign volunteers would like to wish everyone
a very Happy Independence Day weekend! We
hope that during this special weekend you can
reflect on the blessing of liberty and justice for
all, and honor the brave men and women who have stood up for America through war, injustice, and protest to secure this blessing today. We also honor all who work hard each day, making America stronger. In the spirit of America, we hope you take a moment to read Ben's Northwest Ohio Values page - since we're a nation of people, not politics.
July 4, 2006
Ben and other candidates march in the Kunkle parade in Williams County to celebrate Independence Day.
July 1, 2006 OCSEA/AFSCME - AFL-CIO Endorsement
Today the Ben McCullough campaign announced another recent endorsement by the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA), under Ohio AFSCME Local 11 (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) and the AFL-CIO. Ben is excited and humbled to receive the support of such a talented, hard-working group of people. This is proof that workers share Ben's comprehensive vision for an Innovative Economy to create jobs in Ohio. Stand with the man our workers trust: Vote for Ben McCullough on November 7, 2006.
July 1, 2006
June 24, 2006
Ben McCullough and friends greet the people as they march in Pioneer, Ohio at 11:00am.
June 17, 2006 OFT Endorsement
Campaign enthusiasm reached a new height today as Ben was endorsed by OFT, the Ohio Federation of Teachers. Ben is very humbled to have their support and confidence. Ben is a recent graduate of public schools, and as a student himself, this is proof that educators stand behind Ben for State Representative and his plan for a 21st Century Education. When you vote on November 7, 2006, trust the man our teachers trust: Ben McCullough.
June 17, 2006
In addition, Ben and friends marched in West Unity and Bryan parades, and the campaign truck made an appearance in the streets of Montpelier.
June 14, 2006
Ben addresses the young men at American Legion Buckeye Boys State. Ben was a Boys Stater in 2004 serving in the Ohio House of Representatives. Ben and David, his campaign coordinator, spoke to the mock Ohio House and Senate about getting publicly involved at a young age, and were warmly received.
June 13-14, 2006
Campaign unveils its Roadmap to Victory to volunteers at meetings from Williams and Defiance, as well as family and friends.
June 6, 2006
Ben McCullough yard signs arrive; recently Ben met with the Fulton County Women's group to discuss the campaign.
June 3, 2006
Ben and friends march in Stryker parade. Visiters love the new signature pickup truck with a flashing arrow, while Ben and supporters give out candy to kids.
May 31, 2006
May 10, 2006
Ben returns home for the summer, launches the Roadmap to What's Next and a new BenforOhio.com. Voters are eager to leave partisanship behind to work toward a positive vision for all Ohioans.
May 2, 2006
Ben exceeds all expectations in gaining thousands of votes as an unopposed candidate in the Primary Election, easily getting more votes than any competitor of any party. We learn he will face Bruce Goodwin in the November 7th election.
April 10, 2006
7:00pm McCullough participates in live WONW radio and DCTV 5 television debate of candidates for State Representative at the Defiance College Auditorium. Read clips of the debate here.
March 23, 2006
6:00pm Ben at Meet the NW Ohio Candidates dinner at the Defiance UAW Hall. Read his highly acclaimed speech, "Poli Sci 101"!
March 9, 2006
Ben meets with Defiance Young Democrats @ the Defiance Mall
March 4, 2006
Ben at candidates' strategy session in Columbus
February 27, 2006
Press Release "McCullough: Give Me 'One Chance' "
February 18, 2006 The Vision Mini-Tour
10:45am Ben meets with Democratic Women of Williams County in Bryan
1:00pm Ben for Fulton Meetup at Delta Public Library
4:00pm Ben for Defiance Meetup at the Cabin Fever
February 17, 2006
Ben attends basketball games in area to meet people.
January 24, 2006 Ben Announces Candidacy
9:30am Edon Northwest School Main Gym: Speech
10:00am Edon Northwest School Press Conference
5:00pm Ben for Defiance Meeting @ Kissner's in downtown Defiance
7:00pm Ben for Fulton Meeting @ White Lattice Cafe in Wauseon
Selected press from throughout the campaign: