Antonio, Huffman meet with Cleveland pastors


On March 13, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and President Matt Huffman (R-Lima) held a discussion with Cleveland pastors.

“I really appreciate President Huffman taking the time to come and have a dialogue on some of the issues impacting Northeast Ohio with Cleveland pastors,” said Antonio. “We had a great discussion on many issues that transcended political affiliation and really got to the heart of what’s important to people in the community. I’m looking forward to following up on the issues discussed today, including after-school care, ways to make voting more accessible for older Ohioans and finding additional resources for churches to feel safe in their community.”

The discussion was moderated by Leader Antonio and Pastor Larry Harris, President of the Mt. Pleasant Ministerial Alliance, and covered a wide range of topics like the state budget process, housing, public safety, education and more. Participants in the discussion included:

  • Pastor Larry Harris
  • Pastor Jimmy Gates
  • Bishop Eugene Ward
  • Dr. Larry Macon
  • Dr. Otis Moss
  • Dr. Rebecca Stitt                              
  • Dr. Christine Smith
  • Pastor Christopher Washburn
  • Pastor Herbert Gator
  • Dr. Sheena Cameron
  • Pastor Tanya Fields
  • Pastor Tanya Richmond
  • Elder Rick Daniels
  • Dr. Tony Minor
  • Dr. Marvin McMickle
  • Pastor Rodney Maiden
  • Pastor Anthony Small
  • Pastor Ben Gholstin
  • Dr. Chelton Flanagan
  • Bishop Paul Carrington
  • Dr. A.L. Owens
  • Dr. C.J. Matthews
  • Pastor Willie McCreary
  • Elder Michael Mann
  • Dr. Robin Hedgeman
  • Pastor Timothy Eppinger
(Image provided) Senate Minority Leader Nickie J. Antonio, Pastor Larry Harris, and Senate President Matt Huffman meeting with Cleveland pastors on Monday, March 13, 2023.

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