Columbus – Filmmaker Travis Irvine and Ohio business owner Todd Grayson turned in their Petition for Candidacy for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, respectively, on Wednesday. They will be officially launching their campaign at an event in Columbus in the coming weeks. Irvine and Grayson will be on the ballot at the General Election on November 6th.

Citing his concerns for the gross neglect of Individual liberties by the Ohio Governors office as reasons for entering the race, Irvine said he would pursue a platform of criminal justice reform, comprehensive tax reform and the legalization of marijuana. He also will appeal to conservatives who dislike Republican candidate Mike DeWine and want to rollback Kasich’s Medicaid expansion and protect gun rights.

Irvine has a Bachelors Degree from Ohio University and a Masters from Columbia University. He works as a film producer at his film production company. He has previously run for Mayor of Bexley in 2007 where many of his policies were implemented, and Ohio’s 12th Congressional District in 2010 where he received national attention for his campaign videos.

Grayson is the co-owner at an Ohio manufacturer and distributor of rubber tubing. He was previously elected to the Perrysburg City Council, where fought for the rights of citizens and businesses alike. His work there and as the Chair of the Health, Sanitation, and Public Utilities Committee has given him the solid understanding of the issues facing everyday Ohioans.

Voters seeking more information about Irvine can check out the website at