Visit the link below to read Bryant's Letter to the Editor on Richland Source.
MANSFIELD--Members of the community met at The Ohio State University Mansfield Campus for a revealing of preliminary results from a regional study that asked questions about both Ohio State Mansfield and North Central State College.
In a letter written by District 2 State Representative Candidate, Don Bryant; he expressed his support on efforts to understand campus-community relationships.
"It's my job to care," Bryant said when asked why he attended the meeting.
"More importantly, these preliminary results are critical towards learning where we're at and where we need to be. Our end-goal must focus on working together for a common purpose. I applaud everyone who actively engaged in the survey process."
According to a document distributed at the community forum, 772 individuals living and/or working in various Richland County communities participated in the study.
Bryant's letter is attached below.
September 17th, 2014
To: Members of the Academic Community
Today, I had the opportunity to listen-in on the preliminary results from a study on campus-community relationships that was distributed to over 700 people in Richland County. This survey conducted on behalf of OSU-Mansfield and North Central State College; only confirms what thousands of Richland County voters have told me throughout the past 8 months of my campaign for State Representative: more effort and focus needs to be on working together to bridge lasting and positive results for our region.
OSU Mansfield Dean, Dr. Stephen Gavazzi and North Central State College President, Dr. Dorey Diab shared the survey results with those in attendance today.
“Effort drives comfort,” Gavazzi said to the audience.
As Candidate for State Representative, I am supportive of the efforts of OSU Mansfield and North Central State College, as well as hundreds of others who participated in this survey process. Your engagement and the resulting data, presents a great opportunity to now connect opportunities to our needs as a region for the academic community.
If effort truly drives comfort, then it makes sense to support those candidates this election-cycle who have demonstrated efforts in support of the people and communities of Richland County. I’m running for State Representative because I will promote solidarity and showcase our regional strengths at the state-level. I have taken the time to listen to the people of district 2 and will take your priorities with me to the statehouse to get things done once I’m elected.
My policy initiative: Attract, Train & Keep; promotes collaboration between the Academic, Business, Civic and Government communities here in Richland County. More importantly, this initiative is results-oriented and seeks to develop steps toward a more engaging and sustainable future for our children, grandchildren and for ourselves.
It’s time we Move Opportunity Forward together and with Bryant for State Representative.
Thank you for all you do for our communities throughout Richland County.
Don Bryant, District 2 State Representative Candidate
MANSFIELD--Don Bryant, State Representative District 2 Candidate, will kick off his Business and Industry tour on Thursday, September 18th.
The purpose of the tour is to get a better understanding of the specific types of products our business community specializes in producing and how we can work together once I’m elected, Bryant stated.
Since April, Bryant has been promoting his policy initiative: Attract, Train & Keep. He says the main idea is to bring innovation back to the table.
“The way to get started is by gaining a clear understanding of what the Richland business community offers and where common ground can be reached for the purpose of moving opportunity forward,” stated Bryant.
“My campaign for State Representative is about Moving Opportunity Forward for the people and communities throughout Richland County. People deserve better leadership than what we have today and I can certainly offer that.”
Once elected, Bryant plans to develop coalition support for Attract, Train & Keep.
“This important initiative focuses on developing a unique collaboration between four of the most powerful communities in our district: Academic, Business, and Civic and Government communities. Utilizing this collaboration, we will attract the opportunities we need to become a leading district among regions similar to ours; and will be able to generate more favorable conditions necessary for long-term growth and sustainability in Richland County.”
For more information on Bryant’s Business & Industry Tour and policy initiative Attract, Train & Keep; contact Bryant directly: (419) 971-3662 or e-mail Bryant2014@donbryant.com. You can also visit Bryant on social media: www.facebook.com/bryantforohio or www.twitter.com/mansfieldohio
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Bryant welcomed 16 new volunteers who joined him in the Mansfield Labor Day Parade today, bringing the total volunteer base to 84 people outside of his general campaign committee. In a statement earlier, Bryant said,
" My volunteers have been incredibly loyal and I am thankful for the work they're doing."
" And I certainly want to thank the people of Richland County for their efforts and dedication to our labor force throughout the years. Both of my parents were manufactuer workers and I certainly appreciate everything they've done for me growing up; especially keeping a roof over our heads and food on the table. They taught me the benefits and values of hard work at an early age." Bryant stated.
For more information on how to get involved in the campaign, contact Don via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 419-971-DONB (3662).
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