PRESS RELEASE from John Edwards for President

July 5, 2007
Colleen Murray

Cleveland, Ohio As Senator John Edwards visits Cleveland today to participate in the United Steelworkers Presidential Forum, he picked up the support of several prominent Ohio leaders.  Fourteen Ohio Democrats are endorsing Edwards as the strongest candidate to put a Democrat back in the White House and the candidate with the boldest plans to build One America, where every person has the chance to work hard and get ahead.

"John Edwards has the vision and the ability to be the next President of the United States," said Mayor of Parma Dean DePiero.  "I am confident that he will lead our country in a better direction."
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason endorsed Edwards saying, "Senator Edwards is the best candidate to win the White House in November of 2008.  He can end eight long years of Republican rule in our country."
Former State Senator CJ Prentiss endorsed Edwards saying, "Unless somebody understands the dichotomy of the two Americas and articulates a plan to address this issue, that person can never fully represent all Americans as president. John Edwards gets it; John Edwards has put together a plan. I support John Edwards for president in 2008."

The Ohio Democrats endorsing Edwards for President are:

Former State Senate Minority Leader CJ Prentiss
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason
Mayor of Parma Dean DePiero
State Senator Jason Wilson
State Representative Matt Barrett
State Representative Linda Bolon
State Representative Jennifer Brady
State Representative Timothy DeGeeter
State Representative Dan Dodd
State Representative Ron Gerberry
State Representative Bob Hagan
State Representative Matt Lundy
Mayor of Parma Heights Martin Zanotti
Parma Clerk of Courts Marty Vittardi