DECEMBER 4, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tracey Tackett and Kyle Herman are the first two Forwardists elected to office in Ohio and among the first Forwardists elected across the country.
Kyle was elected to a Stow City Council, At-Large position. Kyle is a co-founder and the
Executive Director of Rank The Vote Ohio which advocates for electoral reforms in Ohio.
Tracey was elected to the Springfield City Commission, defeating a 30 year incumbent. Tracey is a small business owner in Springfield and has previously been an organizer and supporter of Forward in Ohio.
Both Tracey and Kyle have demonstrated commitment to Forward’s values and will continue to work to serve their communities and Ohio once in office.
Forward is a new political movement working to give voters real choice across the country, to unite and bring people together, and to create a brighter future for America. Forward’s core values are:
BOTTOM-UP, NOT TOP-DOWN
Forward empowers leaders to find solutions that work in their communities. We won’t dictate a rigid, top-down policy platform and expect it to work for all Americans.
DIVERSE THINKING ISN’T JUST WELCOME, IT’S REQUIRED
Forward welcomes new ideas and fearless conversations around the issues of the day. We won’t silence debate or refuse to adapt to the modern world.
WORK TOGETHER, NOT AGAINST
Forward strives for collaborative solutions. We’ll make sure they work, and we’ll try something else if they don’t.
ALL ARE WELCOME — LEFT, RIGHT, OR CENTER
Forward is creating a political home for everyone willing to work together in good faith to find practical ways to make this country better.
MORE LISTENING, LESS TALKING
Forward is asking what we can do for your community. We will not ask what your community can do for us.
GRACE AND TOLERANCE
Forward believes in approaching one another with grace and tolerance, finding ways to pick people back up rather than knock them down.