2018 Election Year Preview

  • When: November 7, 2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Where:

    The Athletic Club of Columbus
    136 East Broad Street
    Columbus, OH 43215

  • Event Type: Chamber  Government Relations  

Part of our Government Spotlight Series

The 2018 election season is just around the corner—do you know which candidates, issues, and trends are most likely to have an impact on your business?

2018 will be a big year for Ohio politics, with open seats for governor and all executive branch offices, many members of the Ohio General Assembly, and a U.S. Senate race that is expected to be one of the most expensive in Ohio’s history. It’s never too soon to learn about the policies that could affect your bottom line.

Planning to vote this Election Day? While you’re out, join the Columbus Chamber for this exclusive preview highlighting what will be on the ballot and in the conversation for next year. The event will include:

  • A series of brief, TED-style presentations from regional experts, covering the hottest political issues expected for 2018
  • Audience questions for each presenter
  • Networking opportunities with attendees and presenters
  • Light breakfast

The Chamber’s Government Spotlight series aims to illuminate issues of broad significance to the region’s business community. These events equip businesses with the information they need to understand new and proposed laws, so that they can make smart business decisions and feel empowered to engage with their elected officials.


Immigration Policy Expert 
Jon Baselice – Director of Immigration Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
As one of the nation’s leading immigration policy experts, Jon will share his insights as to what employers need to know when it comes to the pending debate of DACA renewal and immigration reform.

Congressional Redistricting Expert
Jeff Cabot – Treasurer, Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio
Jeff will highlight a proposed congressional redistricting ballot initiative, as well as the goal of the statehouse study committee formed for the same purpose, and explain why employers should support fair and equitable reform that creates competitive electoral districts

Opioid Epidemic Expert
Amy O’Grady – Senior Policy Analyst, Columbus City Council
Amy was appointed by Mayor Andrew Ginther and County Commissioner President John O’Grady to lead joint efforts to address the region’s opioid epidemic crisis.

Political Expert
Aaron Pickrell – Managing Partner, Remington Road Group
As a leading political strategist in the state of Ohio, Aaron’s predictions for the 2018 election will help guide employers when making decisions their bottom line.


7:30  – 8 a.m.
Welcome, registration and networking

8 – 9 a.m.
2018 Election Year Preview

Brief post-event networking to follow

Registration and Pricing

Columbus Chamber member organizations: $25 per person
Non-member organizations: $40 per person

This is a ticketless event.  An electronic reminder will be sent with event details prior to the event. Registration fees are considered non-refundable.


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