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In the 2020 Election, Monique Smith received endorsements from:

  • President Barack Obama

  • President Joe Biden 

  • Vice President Kamala Harris 

  • US Senator Sherrod Brown

  • US Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

  • Steve Dettelbach, Former US Attorney

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US Senator Sherrod Brown


"Monique Smith is a leader who will fight for access to affordable healthcare, investment in education, and economic opportunity for the west side suburbs of Cleveland. As a businesswoman and activist, Monique is passionate about justice and ready to bring her experience to the Ohio House of Representatives. She understands that the Dignity of Work is not just a slogan, it's how we govern -- that's why I'm proud to endorse Monique Smith for Ohio House District 16.”


US Congresswoman

Marcy Kaptur

Ohio's 9th Congressional District

"Monique Smith is an advocate for the safety and security of working families and a champion for the environment — especially our beloved Lake Erie. She will be a tireless partner in the effort to create jobs and advance green energy manufacturing and technology for our area. Monique Smith will bring bold and energetic leadership to the Ohio Statehouse."


Steve Dettelbach

Former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

“Monique is the kind of fresh practical voice that Columbus desperately needs. She understands what businesses need. She understands what local governments need. And she understands, most of all, what Ohio’s families need. That’s because as a businessperson, as a councilwoman, and as a mom, she’s had to come up with practical solutions to problems her whole life. I proudly support Monique Smith and hope you will too.”


Senator Nickie Antonio

Ohio State Senator, District 23

"I am ready to work to make sure that Monique Smith is elected because we need her voice in Columbus and there is no better candidate or person to be that voice for District 16 than Monique Smith!"

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Tommy Greene

Former Candidate for

Ohio State Representative HD16

"I am proud to stand up for Monique Smith, because Monique Smith fights for us. Monique Smith is smart and she is kind. She is bold and she is courageous. She will listen and she will lead. And most importantly, she will win."

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Councilman Michael Kilbane

President of Council, City of Fairview Park

In a state legislature dominated for too long by monied interests, and some representatives voting as if they are bought and paid for, I pledge to fight for a candidate who has the courage, integrity and determination to overcome these stacked odds and be the true representative the 16th House District deserves. I am enthusiastically supporting Monique Smith for State Representative!

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Dale Miller

County Councilperson, District 2

"Monique Smith brings a potent combination of legislative and business experience to her candidacy for State Representative in House District 16.  She is practical, compassionate, and collaborative and is the right person to help lead our state in a positive direction."

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Lydia DeGeorge

Bay Village City Council Member

City Council Ward 2

"When I first met Monique, I saw that her transparency, common sense and experience reflected the representation District 16 deserves. She will fight fairly with respect for all constituents to restore common goals. She is engaging, down to earth and knowledgeable in addressing the problems Ohio faces. Monique’s fresh energy makes her the representative Ohio has been waiting for."

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Christina Morris

Rocky River City Council Member

At Large

"I endorse Monique wholeheartedly! She’s an experienced legislator who will govern with compassion, common sense and optimism. Meet her and you’ll find she’s engaged, passionate, supportive and transparent - a voice for ALL the people in District 16!"

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Susan Moran Palmer

Former candidate for US Representative,
Ohio’s 16th Congressional District

Current CCDP Executive Committee Cuyahoga Democratic Women's Caucus

Steering Committee

"Monique is the perfect combination of businesswoman, community activist and experienced legislator to lead our district. We need someone to protectwomen’s rights, vote for pragmatic gun laws and NOT subsidize First Energy!"

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Bridget King

 Fairview Park Councilwoman, Ward 5

"I am supporting Monique Smith for House District 16 because she is a vibrant community activist and will lead with her experience and her common sense. Her passion and energy is contagious and she is the best candidate for the job."

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