NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION ENDORSES WIDENER
Candidate for State Senate supported by many including the NRA
SPRINGFIELD, OH (2/25/08) - The National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund has added its voice to the chorus of endorsers of Chris Widener, conservative Republican candidate for the Ohio State Senate.
"Chris Widener understands the importance of protecting our gun rights. He's stood up for them before and we're endorsing him because we know he'll do so again and again in the state senate," John Howenwarter, said.
"This isn't just about gun rights, it's about protecting the rights of the individual," Widener said. "Whether it's the right to protect our homes and families, or the right to run a business without the burden of bureaucratic red-tape, we can't let government overstep its bounds."
Widener has a long list of endorsers for his senate campaign including, the Ohio Republican Party, the Greene County Republican Party (his opponent's home county), the Madison County Republican Party, the Republican Senate Campaign Committee, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business, Ohio Right to Life, Buckeye Firearms Association, National Electric Contractors Association Ohio Chapter, and Moms For Ohio.
Widener is a licensed architect and has owned his own firm for 18 years. Prior to starting his own business he worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a civil service architect and as the installations first full-time Historic Preservation Officer.
Widener currently represents Madison County and portions of Clark and Greene Counties in his fourth term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. In his service, he passed a 21% income tax cut, provided much needed prescription drug coverage for 1.4 million Ohio seniors without any additional costs to taxpayers, and helped pass a state budget with the lowest growth in spending in nearly half a century.