Cross Campaign Election Night Party

The Jon Cross for State Representative Campaign will host an Election Night Party to watch the returns for local, state and national races.    Join Team Cross on Tuesday, November 6th starting at 7:30PM after the polls close in downtown Kenton (Cross HQ – 15 N. Detroit Street).



Hancock-Hardin County GOP Get-Out-The-Vote Bus Tour Announced

Local Republican Candidates Make Final Campaign Push to Connect with Voters

Local Republican candidates and volunteers will participate in a Hancock-Hardin County Republican Get-Out-The-Vote Bus Tour scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd.

Republican State Representative Candidate Jon Cross will join local Republican candidates and volunteers for the “Connecting with Communities” tour, kicking off with a breakfast at the Midway Diner in Kenton, Ohio at 8:00 AM.

After the breakfast kickoff in Kenton, the tour will travel to Ada for Coffee at COSI with ONU College Republicans at 9:00, Arlington at 10:30AM, Findlay for Lunch at Wilson’s Hamburgers at 12:00 Noon, Van Buren at 1:30PM, Arcadia for Coffee at Kathy’s Korner Restaurant at 2:15PM, Vanlue for Coffee at Wildcat Cafe at 3:00PM, Dunkirk/Forest at 4:30PM and Alger for Pizza at 235 Grill at 6:00PM.

Candidates joining the tour throughout the day will include U.S. Congressman Bob Latta, State Senator Rob McColley, Jon Cross candidate for State Representative,  Hancock County Commissioner Tim Bechtol, and Tim Striker candidate for Hardin County Commissioner.  Community members are invited to meet with candidates while the tour stops in their community.  Volunteers will also be going door-to-door during the tour to promote Republican candidates running for local, state and federal positions.

Bus Tour Schedule
  • 8:00 AM | Kenton | Breakfast at Midway Diner
  • 9:00 AM | Ada | Coffee at COSI (with ONU College Republicans)
  • 10:30 AM | Arlington
  • 12:00 PM | Findlay | Lunch at Wilson’s Sandwich Shop
  • 1:30 PM | Van Buren
  • 2:15 PM | Arcadia | Coffee at Kathy’s Korner Restaurant
  • 3:00 PM | Vanlue | Coffee at Wildcat Café
  • 3:45 PM | Mt. Blanchard
  • 4:30 PM | Dunkirk/Forest
  • 6:00 PM | Alger | Pizza at 235 Grill
  • 7:00 PM | Return to Kenton

Cross Receives Chamber and Ag Endorsements

Kenton – Republican State Representative Candidate Jon Cross received two additional endorsements in support of his candidacy for the 83rd Ohio House district.   At the Annual Hardin County Farm Bureau Dinner Meeting, board members presented Cross with the Ohio Farm Bureau AGGPAC-Friends of Agriculture Award as the farm-friendly candidate for the 83rd district.

In addition, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC has endorsed Cross as the candidate of choice who will champion free enterprise and pro-growth policies for the benefit of Ohioans.  Cross, who serves as the president/CEO and economic development director of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance has made it a focus of his campaign to help make Ohio a better business-friendly state.

Cross has recently been endorsed by the Ohio Right to Life PAC, the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohioans for Concealed Carry and received an A-Rating from the National Rifle Association.

Jon Cross Endorsed by Pro-2nd Amendment Groups

Kenton – Today, the Jon Cross for State Representative campaign announced that Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans for Concealed Carry endorsed conservative Jon Cross as the candidate of choice for the 83rd Ohio House race in the upcoming Republican Primary Election.

Cross also received an A Rating from the NRA-National Rifle Association of America-PVF.

“Jon Cross has the passion and courage to stand up to the special interests and defend our rights and freedoms as Americans, including our 2nd Amendment right to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” said Jim Irvine, Board President of Buckeye Firearms Association. 

“As a principled conservative candidate, I will faithfully protect and defend our 2nd Amendment rights. I am honored to have received these endorsements and strong rating from the NRA-PVF.  I strongly support Ohioans rights to hunt, concealed carry and protect their homes and families,” said Jon Cross. 

Cross Addressed Swamp-Style Campaign by Opponent

(Press Release) KENTON –  Today, Conservative State Representative Candidate Jon Cross held a press conference and called for his opponent, Cheryl Buckland to put an end to the untruthful, negative attack ads, dirty tricks and potential criminal activity.

Yesterday, Cross caught his opponent’s husband trespassing on a supporter’s farm property and tampering with one of his large campaign signs.  After being spotted,  Buckland’s husband stopped his activity and quickly left the premises.  Photos and a witness statement have been turned over to the Hancock County Sheriff’s office for investigation.
“I started my campaign for State Representative because I’m a Conservative, and I want to change the culture in Columbus,” Cross said.  “I want to pass conservative policies that defend life, defend the 2nd amendment, are pro-law enforcement, pro-business and pro-family.  I always knew that the establishment would do anything to defeat true conservatives running for office, and sadly, that has come true in the 83rd district race.”
That kind of dirty politicking is nothing new for Cheryl Buckland and those supporting her.  Buckland’s campaign is being run by OHROC, Ohio House Republican Organizational campaign committee and endorsed by the Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.  According to recent news reports he is apparently under FBI investigation for corruption and potential pay to play allegations. Speaker Rosenberger and his dark money allies are spending thousands of dollars on false advertisements about Jon Cross and other conservative candidates across Ohio. 
“Today I’m calling on Cheryl Buckland to repudiate these untruthful ads and denounce her support of Speaker Rosenberger and his allies. She needs to call on them to end the dirty politics and the pay to play in Columbus.  She needs to call on them to come clean about what’s going on.  Cheryl Buckland needs to stop hiding on the issues,” Cross said.

“I’m proud to be born and raised here, proud to raise my family here, and proud that my campaign is being run and supported by people of the 83rd district, not the Columbus swamp.  I am strongly pro-life, strongly pro 2nd amendment, the only candidate to be endorsed by conservative organizations like the Ohio Right Life, Ohio Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans For Concealed Carry.  Those are the facts that voters should know about me,” Cross said.

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Local Nurses Endorse Jon Cross

KENTON, OH – Today, local nurses Kim Reisinger (RN) and Chief Nursing Officer Wendy Rodenberger (MS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC) provided their support and endorsement to Jon Cross for State Representative in the 83rd Ohio House race for the Republican Primary Election on May 8th.

Statement from Jon Cross:  “I am grateful to have received the support and endorsement from local nurses Kim Reisinger and Wendy Rodenberger and many like them, who not only care for the health and well being of their patients, but who engaged within our local communities, schools and businesses to make the 83rd district safer, stronger and open for business.   Having the support of healthcare professionals adds to our list of diverse industries and business leaders who care about sending a strong, tested leader to Columbus to best represent our district at the Statehouse.”

In addition to healthcare professionals, Cross has previously been endorsed by small business owners, elected officials, law enforcement (county sheriffs) and farmers within the 83rd district.

Local Farmers Endorse Jon Cross

RIDGEWAY, OH – Today, local farmers Luke and Holli Underwood of Underwood Stock Farms provided their personal support and endorsement for Jon Cross in the 83rd Ohio House race.  The Cross campaign released its weekly endorsement video of a series of endorsement announcements leading up to the Primary Election Day on May 8th.

Statement from Jon Cross:  “I appreciate the support of Luke and Holli Underwood, who invest in their family, farm, community and educational programs for the growth and success of family farming within the 83rd district.   We must continue to support youth programs like 4-H and FFA,  and vocational education for students to explore career pathways in agriculture and agribusiness to make Ohio’s economy stronger.”

Cross has previously been endorsed by small business owners, elected officials, and law enforcement (county sheriffs) within the 83rd district.


County Sheriff’s Endorse Jon Cross

Kenton, OH – The Jon Cross for State Representative campaign received a major endorsement today, as the three county sheriff’s of Hancock, Hardin and Logan counties support and endorse Cross’ campaign for the 83rd Ohio House race in the upcoming May 8th Republican Primary Election.

Hancock County Sheriff Michael E. Heldman, Hardin County Sheriff Keith A. Everhart and Logan County Sheriff Randall J. Dodds provided their personal support within a video endorsement that was released by the campaign.

“The three of us have met with Jon and appreciate his ability to listen, learn and build partnerships to help law enforcement fight crime, end Ohio’s drug epidemic and make our communities safer,” said Sheriff Heldman.

“We believe Jon is the candidate of choice for this election, as we need a strong leader and voice in Columbus who will have our backs and fight for resources that help us do our job,” said Sheriff Dodds.

“Jon understands that in order to have a vibrant and healthy local economy, with good paying jobs, you must have reliable local law enforcement services to make our community stronger,” said Sheriff Everhart.

“I’m incredibly honored to have the support from our county’s top law enforcement leaders, and have the upmost respect for the men and women who protect us,” said Cross. “Securing our schools and communities, rejecting sanctuary cities and preventing drug use and abuse is a top priority of mine to keep the 83rd district safer, stronger and open for business.”

Cross has also been previously endorsed by several local elected officials, as well as business, education and agricultural leaders. For more information about the campaign and previous endorsements, please visit


Ada Mayor David Retterer Endorses Jon Cross

ADA, OH – Today, the Jon Cross for State Representative campaign released a second weekly endorsement video.  Ada Mayor David Retterer provided his personal support and endorsement for Jon Cross in the 83rd Ohio House race for the Republican Primary Election on May 8, 2018.

Statement from Jon Cross:  “I am grateful for Mayor Retterer’s personal support and have worked extremely well with the Mayor and various county, township, city and village officials on economic and community development projects.  I look forward maintaining my strong public and private partnerships to strengthen our local communities and to champion their needs and resources at the Statehouse.  It’s important to have a strong voice for 83rd district and not what is just best for Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.” 

The Cross campaign previously announced public support from local elected officials, which include:
Hancock County Commissioner Brian Robertson
Hardin County Commissioner Brice Beaman
Hardin County Commissioner Roger Crowe
Hardin County Commissioner Randy Rogers
Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart 
Logan County Sheriff Randy Dodds
Alger Mayor James (Von) Summa
Forest Mayor Tom Seem
Kenton Mayor Randy Manns
McGuffey Mayor Greg Howard
Mt. Victory Mayor Mike Trout
Ridgeway Mayor Kevin Howland 

Additional new endorsements will be made each week.  Videos will be posted on the campaign’s website, YouTube and Facebook pages.

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Jon Cross Endorsed By Local Business Owners

Republican State Representative Jon Cross received an endorsement from local business owners Sherri Haushalter Sopher and David Haushalter of Robinson Fin Machines, a family owned manufacturing company located within the 83rd district.

Statement from Jon Cross:  “As a conservative business leader and economic development professional, I am honored to have received an endorsement from local business owners Sherri Haushalter Sopher and David Haushalter. These conversations with local community and civic leaders are more than just endorsements, they are important partnerships to make the 83rd district safer, stronger and open for business!”

Each week, the campaign will continue to share endorsement videos leading up the May 8th Primary Election.  Videos will be posted on the campaign’s website, YouTube and Facebook pages.