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Smith Announces Campaign Headquarters Opening

LIMA – Lima  mayoral candidate Sharetta Smith announced the opening of the Sharetta Smith For Mayor Campaign headquarters will happen tomorrow, March 25th at 5:30pm. The campaign will host regular canvasses and phone banks and distribute yard signs and other campaign paraphernalia out of the headquarters. 

“I am so proud of the grassroots, citywide movement we are creating to usher in Lima’s next chapter,” Smith said. “There is a desire for people to get active and get in the fight for Lima’s future, and this will be a place where we can continue to build on that momentum and bring together a campaign that believes in Lima and our ability to collectively move our city forward.”

The office opening will include a campaign update from Smith, opportunities to sign up to volunteer and pick up yard signs. Masks will be required. The event is open to the press.  

The campaign office is located at 310 E Market St. 

Sharetta Smith For Mayor Campaign Releases Video Highlighting Sharetta’s Commitment to “Service”

LIMA, OH -Today, Lima mayoral candidate Sharetta Smith released her third campaign video, “Service”.  The video was filmed throughout Lima and featured several community leaders such as Dan Anderson, President of Diversified Supply, Jackie Fox, CEO of the Western Ohio Community Action Partnership, and Dr.Brian LaMont Monford Sr., pastor at Philippian Church, among others. The community leaders spoke to Sharetta’s commitment to and passion for service. 

“I think a leader has to have the passion to do the work. I know Sharetta Smith has that passion, and commitment, she cares about the Lima community and she cares about the people in it,” said Jackie Fox. 

The video also emphasized Smith will be a mayor who is compassionate and will prioritize the issues important to Lima residents

“As your mayor, I will focus on what matters,” says Smith.  “I’m running for Mayor because I believe that together we can build a better future for all of us,” said Smith. 

Smith grew up in Lima.  After years of serving citizens in another state as a public defender, and later a magistrate, she moved back home to Lima to give back to the city that gave her so much. 

“Lima, our next chapter starts with us. I came home because I believed that I could make a difference. Now, I’m running for mayor because I believe that together we can make a bigger difference, but more importantly a better city that works for all of us.” 

Smith shared the video on the campaign’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.