Former Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President, Alicia Reece, Wins In Historic Ohio Primary In Key Swing County

Political Veteran Defeats Former Ohio Governor Candidate and Party Co-Chair in Primary During the Pandemic
Ms. Alicia Reece
Ms. Alicia Reece
CINCINNATI - May 14, 2020 - PRLog -- Today, the Hamilton County Board of Elections certified the votes declaring former Ohio Legislative Black Caucus President and State Representative, Alicia Reece, as the Democratic winner for Hamilton County Commissioner over well-financed and former Ohio gubernatorial candidate and county co-chair, Connie Pillich. Ms. Reece, a marketing consultant with over 20 years of political experience, has won seven Ohio elections and served as Cincinnati's Vice Mayor and Ohio State Representative.

"We already had an uphill battle and a lot of odds against us," stated Ms. Reece. "No one could have predicted the Coronavirus postponing the election. All of this made us scramble not only to reach, but also to teach voters a new way of voting by mail only, while living with a global pandemic."

The primary race for Hamilton County Commissioner was highly watched in the State of Ohio. This was due to its "David vs. Goliath" backdrop. Ms. Reece had the most experience and also served as the 2016 DNC Convention Vice Chair. Not only did Ms. Reece have to overcome being out spent by her opponent, who started with $500,000 carried over from the Governor's race, but she was not endorsed by the local Democratic Party and had an additional African American opponent. Yet, Ms. Reece's biggest hurdle would be Covid19 and the cancellation of the primary election by Republican Governor Mike DeWine, just 12 hours before election day, as well as the vote by the Ohio General Assembly to institute a vote by mail only election on April 28th. As a result of all of her creative campaign efforts, Ms. Reece also launched a customized hashtag campaign, #votingisessential, to educate, motivate, and activate voters in the Ohio primary election.

"I just want to thank God and all of the voters who refused to be disenfranchised," said Ms. Reece. "What my team and I did can certainly be a model and may be our new normal for voting."

Ms. Reece will next face off with Republican Andy Black in the November election.

Dr. Tyrha M. Lindsey-Warren
L.A.I. Communications

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