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Constance Gadell-Newton Running For Ohio Governor As Green Party Candidate

Fitrakis & Gadell-Newton
Columbus attorney Constance Gadell-Newton

In a year that’s already brought a record number of women running for governor, Ohio’s Green Party has a candidate of its own for consideration.

Columbus attorney Constance Gadell-Newton is running for governor as the Green Party candidate.

“We are running to protect the environment in Ohio, to bring universal health care to Ohioans and to represent the people,” Newton says.

Gadell-Newton, who serves as the state co-chair of the Ohio Green Party, is managing partner of the Fitrakis & Gadell-Newton law firm in Columbus.

Gadell-Newton says she won’t be beholden to corporations. Her running mate is Brett Joseph of Northeast Ohio, who says he’s a social activist and wants to empower people in local communities who currently don’t have a voice in politics.  

Gadell-Newton ran for Ohio House last year, challenging Rep. Kristin Boggs, but only received about 7 percent of the vote.

Among women gubernatorial candidates, Newton joins Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor on the Republican side and former state Rep. Connie Pillich on the Democratic side, as well as a number of women lieutenant governor picks.

In the 2016 presidential election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein came in a distant fourth, with 0.84 percent of the vote.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.