Thursday, November 02, 2006


Columbus -- Max Cleland, former head of the Veterans’ Administration, a U.S. Senator, and a captain in the U.S. Army, today endorsed Richard Cordray for Ohio Treasurer.

The 64-year-old Georgia native, who is traveling this week with Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Ted Strickland, said candidates like Cordray are one of the reasons Democrats will have a strong showing in Ohio this fall.

“Richard Cordray has demonstrated his integrity and professionalism as a local officeholder,” Cleland said. “His leadership style is pragmatic and idealistic. He has shown a willingness to sit down and figure out the aspects of government that strike some people as too complicated or tedious.

“What Rich Cordray understands is, at the bottom of every boring bureaucratic problem are real people who are struggling. I am impressed with his determination to make government relevant and useful to the everyday lives of our citizens.”

Cordray said: “If anyone understands service to his fellow citizen, it is Max Cleland. Like so many others, I have long looked to his leadership as an example. Today, I am greatly honored to have his support.”

Cleland also served as a State Senator and Secretary of State in Georgia.


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