The OFRW President Lyn Bliss spoke to the Morrow County Republican Women at their May Meeting. Lyn explained the organizations history to the group. The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) was formed in 1929 by Mrs. Hugh Clark of Steubenville, Ohio. The organization’s goal is to educate women about the Republican Party and encourage them to be active in the party. This grassroots, organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government, inform the public through political education and activity. The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW) currently has a statewide membership with thousands of women across Ohio. The OFRW is also a member of the National Federation of Republican Women which is one of the largest political organizations in the U.S.
Judge Craig Baldwin also spoke at the meeting, introducing himself as one who simply loves politics. He
told the group that he was appointed to the Ohio Court of Appeals Fifth District in 2013. Prior to his appointment, Judge Baldwin served eight years as a judge in the Licking County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division. He has been an attorney since 1992 and was a partner with the law firm of Jone, Norpell, List, Miller and Howarth. In 2001 he was appointed by Licking County Commissioners as the Director of the Licking County Child Support Enforcement Agency until his election as Judge in 2004. He was re-elected in 2010. Craig Baldwin obtained his Juris Doctor from Capital University, Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University and pursued degree work in public administration at Ohio University. Judge Baldwin is chair of the Ohio Supreme Courts Commission on the rules of Superintendence, a member of Licking County Bar, Stark County Bar, Ohio State Bar and the American Bar associations. In 2012 he was appointed to the Ohio Supreme Court’s Task Force on the Funding of Ohio Courts.
Submitted by Brenda Harden.