FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI, Ohio (March 19, 2013) – Mike Moroski, former assistant principal at Purcell Marian High School, has declared his candidacy for Cincinnati City Council.
“The heart of my platform is relationships, as well as creating environments where all may achieve their true potential,” said Moroski. “These ideals are written on our city’s flag: Juncta Juvant – ‘Unity Assists.’”
Moroski recently made headlines when dismissed from his position at Purcell Marian by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for posting a personal blog in support of same-sex marriage. When asked to recant his statements, Moroski refused, citing his faith and integrity as the reasons to stand by his ideals.
The candidate has long been a staunch advocate for social justice, especially in Cincinnati, where he has worked with non-profits in Over-the-Rhine to build and sustain a diverse neighborhood that values and benefits low-income residents. He co-founded Choices Café, a community coffee shop that became “a place where young men and women could learn how to make different life choices so as not to end up in the streets.”
Cincinnati City Councilmember Laure Quinlivan recently endorsed Moroski, as his passion for Cincinnati is obvious. The broad issues he feels need to be addressed now are the city’s failing pensions, tax incentives for larger businesses, education reform, and better management of the non-for-profit sector, to name a few. Moroski sees these issues as the foundation upon which to build Cincinnati’s “financially stable and vibrant future.”
A proud graduate of Xavier University, Moroski is board chair of WordPlay Cincy, a literacy and creative writing non-profit based in Northside. In his spare time Moroski is finishing an M.B.A. in Non-Profit Management at the University of Notre Dame. He is an avid musician and recently married the love of his life, Katie, this past September.
“I was blessed with a voice,” Moroski said. “It is the voiceless who have given me the knowledge, the encouragement and the passion to run for political office. It is for the voiceless that I run for city council.”
The Mike Moroski Campaign Kickoff event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at The Montgomery Inn Boathouse from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. For further information visit http://www.mikemoroski.com/events