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Meet the Candidate Nights

Meet a prominent legislator who will impact Ohio pharmacy.

Join OPA For a Series of Statewide Meet the Candidate Nights

Legislation impacts everything you do in pharmacy. Whether the issue is importation of Canadian drugs by the state, or the possibility of technicians filling prescriptions without a pharmacist, you need to be heard! Come to one of the following events in your area to meet a prominent legislator who will impact Ohio pharmacy.

Your attendance at events like these reminds lawmakers that pharmacists are politically aware and actively involved in the issues affecting Ohio professionals and businesses.
The Ohio Pharmacists Association is a member of The Ohio Health Care Provider Coalition, a group representing approximately 70,000 Ohio health care providers and their patients. This coalition is hosting several candidate receptions across the state in September and October for all candidates for the Ohio General Assembly.

OPA would like to encourage you to attend the Candidate Night in your area. Each reception will run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the specific date and at the individual location enclosed with this invitation. Brief welcoming remarks will take place at approximately 6:30 pm at each of the events.

This is an outstanding opportunity for you to meet with the legislative candidates in your district to personally discuss the issues vital to pharmacy and how you and your business are impacted.

Please RSVP for the specific reception(s) you would like to attend by calling Kelly Vyzral, Director of Government Affairs for the OPA at 614-798-0037 or email The candidates will attend the receptions closest to their legislative districts, so if your actual city isn’t hosting a reception, pick the one closest to your residence.

2004 Schedule of Provider Coalition Receptions

Monday, September 20(Cincinnati)
The Holiday Inn—Cincinnati Eastgate
4501 Eastgate Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Thursday, September 23(Dayton)
Holiday Inn
Dayton/Fairborn I-675 Conference Center
2800 Presidential Drive
Fairborn, Ohio 45324

Monday, September 27(Columbus)
The Columbus Marriott Northwest
Tuttle Crossing Blvd. (just off I-270 and Tuttle Crossing)
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Monday, October 4(Athens)
The Ohio University Inn & Conference Center
331 Richland Avenue
Athens, Ohio 45701

Thursday, October 7(Toledo)
The Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County
4428 Secor Road
Toledo, Ohio 43623

Monday, October 11(Cleveland)
Case School of Dental Medicine
2123 Abington Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Thursday, October 21 (Canton/Akron)
Sheraton Suites
1989 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

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