The Republican Party of Cuyahoga County (RPCC) voted today to endorse all three candidates in the primary race to succeed Tom Patton for State Senate District 24.

State Senate candidate Matt Dolan, who first endorsed party unity during his speech to county Republicans at the annual picnic, is pleased with the decision.

“First and foremost, our party’s objective needs to be victory in November,” Dolan said. “Few things make Democrats happier than seeing infighting among their opponents.”

Dolan announced his candidacy last February, and became the first to officially file for the seat this past November.

“Matt’s willingness to seek a mutual endorsement is consistent with the leadership he has demonstrated as a public official,” said Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby. Hruby said Dolan’s role in securing a mutual endorsement could not have come at a better time.

“Lately, the media coverage of the Republican Party seems to be solely on our divisions,” said Hruby. “It is important that we send this message of unity as we prepare to host the convention this summer.”

Dolan is a former state representative and candidate for county executive. He has secured several prominent endorsements since first announcing his run.

Among those publicly supporting Dolan are Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby, Highland Heights Mayor Scott Coleman, Lyndhurst Mayor Pat Ward, North Royalton Councilman John Nickell, and Rocky River Councilman Chris Klym. Additional endorsements can be found at

Secretary of State Jon Husted, Congressman David Joyce and Cuyahoga County Councilman, Jack Schron have also publicly endorsed Dolan.

“To receive the support of so many highly-regarded public officials has been humbling and great source of pride,” Dolan said. “If elected, I will serve with honesty and integrity.”

Senate District 24 covers the western, eastern and southern portions of Cuyahoga County, and includes the cities of Solon, Westlake, Strongsville, Brecksville, North Royalton and Lyndhurst, among others.