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David Kershner, Commander, Disabled American Veterans

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:44 AM by Rick Perales

Ohio Veterans, Get out and VOTE! We have so many veteran issues coming against us regarding our benefits and opportunities that we need a person to represent us in Columbus to fight for our rights and to stop our eroding entitlements and benefits, so that is why I am endorsing Rick Perales. Rick is a veteran himself and is concerned about the issues facing our veterans past and present. He will make sure our voice is heard throughout the State of Ohio and he has made Veterans one of his Office Priorities and that’s important to me as a Commander.

Rick Perales is a proven leader, both in the military uniform and during his civic duties. Therefore, I wholeheartly endorse Rick as my nomination for the State Representative. He will lead from the front and will do the right thing regarding Veterans issues …You can count on it. Good Luck Rick, see you in Columbus!

DAVID C. KERSHNER
COMMANDER
Disabled American Veterans
(Greene County)

Mike Ronayne

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:44 AM by Rick Perales

I met Rick Perales shortly after moving to this area from my last overseas assignment. Immediately, it was apparent to me that he was truly a caring leader with strong family values. He took immediate interest in my family and children, three of which have developmental delays. I also learned we had a common career path, with my duty as a Command Chief and his experience as an Air Force Squadron Commander. In these positions, taking care of people is job #1, and Rick was no doubt outstanding in that capacity. I see Rick Perales at many base events, connecting to our airmen to ensure they have the quality of life they need and deserve! We need his representation now!

Mike Ronayne, Command Chief Master Sergeant (Retired)

Brian Lampton

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:43 AM by Rick Perales

I have withdrawn my candidacy from State Representative and have joined Rick Perales and his campaign. Rick and I have been friends since his campaign for Beavercreek City Council when he was elected Mayor. Rick’s common sense approach to governing will serve us well in Columbus. I have found Rick to be approachable and willing to do what needs to be done in service for our community. I believe Perales will hold our district and the office in high regard and serve with dignity and honor.

Brian Lampton

Steve Weiser

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:42 AM by Rick Perales

Rick helped some clients of mine through some difficulties they experienced with Greene County. The problems were largely of their own making, but Rick was right there to ensure that the county did everything possible to help them through the process. What was especially noteworthy was his level of caring. These folks were not politically powerful or "connected" in any way. They were just citizens of Greene County--Rick saw this as his duty to them. Very impressive!

Steve Weiser
Broker, RE/MAX Alliance

Dave Hobson, United States Congressman 1998-2007

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:42 AM by Rick Perales

If the State of Ohio is ever going to emerge as a competitive business and quality of living state, it will need to have educated, experienced, respected and bold leadership. Greene County Commissioner Rick Perales fills all of those criteria. Rick has been innovative and successful at both the City and County level of government. He has a tremendous track record in the military – a 2010 Ohio Veteran Hall of Fame Inductee, and has led the University of Dayton through tremendous physical expansion and growth. We need Rick’s vision, experience and collaborative nature in Ohio to move this state forward!

Dave Hobson
United States Congressman 1998-2007

William Pollard Jr.

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:41 AM by Rick Perales

Gwen and I are Democrats who proudly endorse Rick Perales because of the measure of the man he has demonstrated to us through our longtime relationship. I was blessed to work with Rick during the “Beavercreek Vision Committee” efforts and witnessed firsthand his effective leadership and commitment to the people. He is honest, fair and firm in his beliefs, so be quick and vote for Rick!

William T. Pollard Jr.
President, GMW Management, Inc.

Roger Shambaugh

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:41 AM by Rick Perales

Rick Perales is not only an outstanding leader and elected official; he is a good and caring man. Clearly he has prepared himself to be an effective legislator – Air Force Commander, UD Campus Planner Director, Beavercreek Mayor and Greene County Commissioner. But he has also done much for the community, i.e., Greene Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Red Cross, Boy Scout, Big Brothers and many more community-based interaction. It’s this total contribution to our community that has earned Rick The Coming Together Center and Gospel for Today “Over 10 Years Service Award.” We would be fortunate to have a person of Rick’s integrity; experience and energy represent us in Columbus.

Roger Shambaugh
Director, Gospel For Today

Ed Mechanbier

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:40 AM by Rick Perales

Rick Perales was inducted into the Ohio Veteran Hall of Fame in 2010, not only for his stellar military career, but as much because of his actions and commitment to his community after his career. Rick has worked tirelessly on behalf of his community since his retirement from the USAF. In his capacity as the Beavercreek Mayor and Greene County Commissioner, Rick brought excitement, pride and vision to the community. As a former commander at WPAFB, Rick has vested interest in Wright Patt’s mission and our war fighters. His intimate knowledge of Wright Patterson Air Force Base and its operations, along with his established and credible leadership, make him the perfect fit to represent us in Columbus.

Ed Mechanbier
Prisoner of War, 2011 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee, and Former USAF Pilot

Jannice J. Jacobs

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:40 AM by Rick Perales

I've known Rick for many years and would like to say that he is a very community and veteran oriented person. Rick is a veteran himself and I was introduced to him when he joined the Beavercreek American Legion which I'm a life member of the Am. Legion Auxiliary. There has not been any time when I've seen him that Rick hasn't had the time to stop and and say, "Hi, how are things going?" I've called him and asked, "Rick, I'm holding this ceremony or that dinner/function", that he's not asked, "How can I help?" or sent a very gracious letter/proclamation to enhance what was going on. I feel that Rick will do us(Greene county) a great job in the 73rd district as he has done for Beavercreek and Greene county.

Jannice J. Jacobs
Clerk, Greene County Child Support Enforcement Agency

John Detrick

posted Jun 23, 2013, 10:39 AM by Rick Perales   [ updated Jun 23, 2013, 10:39 AM ]

I have known Rick Perales for many years. He is a firm believer in regional cooperation to make the whole area move forward. During his years as Commissioner, Rick has been proactive and cooperative especially when dealing with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. His experience with the military has been a huge asset in Wright-Patt’s growth from 22,000 to 26,000 jobs.

John Detrick

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