Ohio Green Party Co-Chair Bob Fitrakis successfully filed petitions to be placed on the ballot in the new Franklin County 3rd Congressional district. Fitrakis, a lifelong educator is an educator of political science at Columbus State Community College and an attorney, who represented the Green Party in its attempt to place the Green Party officially on the ballot in 2008. Fitrakis plans to advocate for: full employment through a Green Jobs Initiative that creates manufacturing jobs in Ohio in renewable energy technology, single-payer health care, and a Constitutional amendment to make voting a universal Constitutional right. He will call for Congress to overturn Citizens United, stating that money is not speech and corporations are not people. Fitrakis also supports the Occupy movement and pledges that his policies will expose the power and privileges of the 1% at the expense of the 99%. As a candidate, Fitrakis is committed to closing down Ohio’s nuclear plants and halting all fracking practices in the United States.
Bob Fitrakis Biography:
Bob Fitrakis is the co-chair of the Ohio Green Party and ran for governor of Ohio for the Green Party in 2006. He works as a Political Science Professor in the Social Sciences department at Columbus State Community College, where he won the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1991. He was a Ford Foundation Fellow to the Michigan State legislature. He is the Editor of the Free Press and founder of freepress.org. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Wayne State University and a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He co-authored “What Happened in Ohio? A documentary record of theft and fraud in the 2004 election” (New Press) and has authored or co-authored eleven other books. Fitrakis has won eleven investigative journalism awards from the Cleveland Press Club, Project Censored, and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, among others. He appears in eleven documentary films. He was a columnist and investigative reporter for Columbus Alive for seven years. He currently hosts radio talk shows on Talktainmentradio.com internet radio on Wednesdays from 7-8pm and WCRS 98.3/102.1 community radio in Columbus.
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