|Object Name||Button, Campaign|
|Title||Van Meter/Matia campaign button|
Campaign button used for Tom Van Meter and Paul Ramon Matia's 1982 Ohio gubernatorial run.
The front of the button reads: "VAN METER / MATIA"
The back of the button reads: "Perk Ad Johnstown, Ohio"
Thomas A. Van Meter was born in Ashland, Ohio April 22, 1943. He served in the Ohio Senate from 1973-1982. In 1978, he ran for the Republican nomination for governor, but lost to James Rhodes. In 1982 he again ran for the Republican nomination for governor. He finished third in the gubernatorial race.
Van Meter died of cancer in Cleveland, Ohio March 7, 1992.
Paul Ramon Matia was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1937. He served in the Ohio Senate from 1971-1975. After his term ended, he returned to a private law practice from 1975-1985. In 1982, he ran with Thomas A. Van Meter for the Republican nomination for governor and lieutenant governor of Ohio.
The duo was unsuccessful in their gubernatorial run, and came in third place.
Matia, Paul Ramon 1937-
Van Meter, Thomas A., 1943-1992
Matt Dole donated this button to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board museum collection in 2016 as part of a collection of items related to the Ohio Statehouse and the Ohio government.
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board took over the care of the Statehouse and its collections in 1988.
Politics & government
|Collection||Matt Dole Collection|