Columbus, OH – State Representative, and Ohio Secretary of State Candidate, Jim Trakas (R- Independence) received the endorsement of the Franklin County Republican Party on January 11, 2006.

“I am truly honored to have received their very important and timely endorsement of my candidacy,” Trakas said. “I believe the Franklin County Republican Party recognized that my campaign is highly organized and ready for an aggressive battle in the fall. My unique and extensive experience in the Legislature sets me apart from all the other candidates in the race. I have visited all of Ohio’s 88 Counties and have built a strong and enthusiastic grassroots network and an effective campaign organization,” expressed Representative Trakas.

Trakas continued, “As an alumnus of The Ohio State University, I have always viewed Franklin County as my second home and I greatly appreciate their support of my candidacy. I look forward to carrying the momentum I have gained through this endorsement all the way through Election Day.”