Rep. Ashford Applauds Fellow Toledoan Mayor Mike Coleman On Trailblazer Honor
New Vision cookout honors African-Americans from around the state

COLUMBUS – Last week Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) attended the New Vision Group (the only African-American lobbying firm in Columbus) cookout which gathered a number of African-Americans from around the state to celebrate the accomplishments of Mayor Michael Coleman of Columbus. The Toledo native was honored with the Trail Blazer of the year award, a prestigious honor that is give once a year by the group for his or her significant contributions and pioneering service to the community. Other Toledoans present included State Senator Edna Brown, Allan Bannister, Debbie Barnett, Jay Black and Larry Sykes.

 “Mayor Coleman is a hard-working man who deserves to be recognized for his accomplishments to the city of Columbus,” said Rep. Ashford. “It’s always inspiring to see someone from Toledo making positive contributions to our state.”

 Other prominent leaders from around the state included House Minority Leader Tracy Maxwell Heard, Rep. Kevin Boyce of Columbus, Rep. Alicia Reece of Cincinnati, Rep. Roland Winburn of Dayton, President of Columbus City Council Andrew Ginther, and several other Columbus City Council members.


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