Ohio 2018: Meet the Candidates

Betty Sutton

Former U.S. Representative and Democratic Candidate for Governor of Ohio

In 2018, Ohio will elect new statewide office holders. Leading up to the election, the City Club will be hosting conversations with candidates seeking statewide office.


On March 7, 2017, Betty Sutton announced her candidacy for Governor of Ohio. A Barberton native, Sutton won the first political race she entered – Barberton City Council – while she was still in law school. In 1992, she was the youngest woman ever elected into the Ohio House of Representatives and served for eight years. When she was elected into the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006, Sutton became the first Democratic woman in Ohio to serve as a legislator at the local, county, state, and federal levels.

Afterwards, she was appointed Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation by President Barack Obama and served in that role until the recent change of administrations.


Join us for a conversation with gubernatorial candidate Betty Sutton.


Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers.

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