The Oberlin Review

Claudia Olaes delivers her valedictorian speech during the graduation of the Class of 2018 from nearby Oberlin High School in Oberlin, Ohio. Olaes, a College first-year, has taken a leave of absence to run for state representative in Ohio’s 56th District.

First-Year Looks to Transform Local Politics, Runs for District 56

April 6, 2018

While most Oberlin students are once again settling into campus life after spring break, College first-year Claudia Olaes is running for local office. A pre-med student minoring in Art and Politics, Olaes has taken academic leave this semester to run for the Ohio House of Representatives in District 56. The Democratic incumbent, Dan Ramos, is unable to run for re-election due to term limits, so the Lorain native is campaigning for a vacant seat against three Democrats and one Republican. Olaes may be young, ...

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