Democrats Form Coalition To Support Schuring
A group of area Democrats today announced the establishment of a Democratic coalition to support Republican Kirk Schuring for the 16th Congressional District seat.
Former Canton City Councilman Fonda Williams will lead the group as its chair.
"I've known Kirk for many years. In that time, I've seen him effectively work with members of both parties to get things done. He's a problem solver and someone you can count on," Williams said.
"He's one of us. Kirk's lived here all his life, and he has the pulse of the community and will be a strong voice for us in Washington," he concluded.
The coalition has more than 30 members and comes on the heels of Schuring unveiling a labor coalition last week.
"I've worked hard to represent all the people within my district over the years, regardless of political affiliation," Schuring said. "I'm honored that so many Democrats have chosen to support my candidacy for Congress."
Bill Ackerman, local Democratic leader, is enthusiastic in his support.
"He's what I've been looking for in an elected leader my whole adult life. He's never asked me to support him, but he reached out to me when members of my own party turned a deaf ear," Ackerman said.
"I met Kirk at an outing a few years ago and he helped me with a problem. He's done more for me than any Democrat I know," said Ackerman.
Williams said the number of Democrats joining the coalition grows daily.
"Their support has just been fantastic," Schuring said.