Proud only begins to describe the way I feel about my Mom.
She and my dad have always been the two people in this world I’ve looked up to. Whether it was playing on the running track at Cuyahoga Community College when she was a student, or walking home from the bus stop with her after a long day of work and school—me in her left arm, books in her right—my mom made me feel like the most important person in her life. I am so blessed for all that she has done for our family.
We’ve come a long way since those days, thanks in large part to my mom’s tireless efforts and selfless dedication to our family. It was tough, but she made it look easy. I know these same qualities will make my mom an excellent Secretary of State. She will work tirelessly to ensure that all Ohioans have access to the ballot box and opportunities to build their measure of the American Dream.
People ask me all the time about my mom, and all I can do is tell the truth – she is simply an incredible woman. Her constant work as a true public servant for the people of Ohio only reminds me of why Mother’s Day is so important. I try to make sure she knows how I feel all year long, but this day of recognition is more than well deserved.
My mom didn’t rest until our family had achieved our American Dream, and I know she won’t rest until ALL of her fellow Ohioans have that same opportunity.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Jeffery Turner, Jr.