Mission Statement

The mission of Ohio Black Republicans Association is to maximize the growth and participation of ​African Americans in the Republican Party and be an educational resource on economic, social and political issues affecting African Americans at all levels of government.

Mission Statement

The mission of Ohio Black Republicans Association is to maximize the growth and participation of ​African Americans in the Republican Party and be an educational resource on economic, social and political issues affecting African Americans at all levels of government.

Officers

James Ervin, Jr.

James Ervin, Jr.

President

James L. Ervin, Jr., was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, California in the Crenshaw District. James and his wife, Amy (nee’ Mattingly), have two children, Gabby and Charlie, and the family attends St. Andrew Church.   James was raised by his Mother Jessie in a single-parent home; however, he is the second child, and oldest boy, of six children in his family. James attended Transfiguration Elementary School and Daniel Murphy High School in Los Angeles, and then went to college and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona (Wildcats) in 1993. James came to Columbus in 1993, and earned his law degree from Capital University Law School in 1996. He was admitted to practice in 1996, and is admitted to practice in all courts in Ohio (Federal and State).

President Ervin has been active and engaged in the Republican Party for more than 20 years. James’ involvement with and leadership in the GOP has ranged from serving in leadership positions such as Secretary of the Franklin County Republican Party and member of judicial screening committees to campaign management (judicial, legislative, and executive positions) and fundraising for Federal, State, and local candidates. President Ervin continues to serve as political advisor and strategist for several state and local elected officials.

James is committed to giving back. He serves on the board of trustees of St. Stephen’s Community House (Vice-Chair), Isabelle Ridgeway Care Center (Immediate Past Chair), the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (Vice-Chair), and The Foundation Fighting Blindness – Central Ohio Chapter. James is Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Franklin County Republican Party, a member of the Columbus Bar Association’s Professionalism and Ethics Committee, and is past chairperson for the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Board on the Unauthorized Practice of the Law. James is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and a Past Master of Pride of the Hilltop Lodge #110 – P.H. F&AM. James enjoys politics, football, golf, basketball, reading, movies and music.

James is a partner with Roetzel & Andress, LPA’s Corporate Compliance, Business and Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and Public Law Practice Groups. James focuses his practice on corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement matters including white collar litigation, complex business litigation and public law-governmental affairs. In addition, Mr. Ervin focuses his experience and talents on behalf of clients in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the UK Bribery Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and other anti-corruption laws both in the U.S. and abroad.

Jeff Green

Jeff Green

Vice President

Jeffrey W. (Jeff) Green is a co-host on the locally celebrated radio talk show, “Afternoons with Tracey and Friends, “which is also broadcasted on Blog Talk Radio as “Tracey and Friends” on the Internet. He is also the owner/operator of Sound Systems Plus (a sound contracting business), and a prominent area musician.

Jeff has been actively involved in politics in the Youngstown, Ohio area and the state of Ohio for over thirty years. He has worked campaigns for many area and state politicians. He champions the message of self-reliance and affirmative access for all people; and he defends the conservative values of his Christian beliefs and the Republican Party.  Jeff served his country for four years in the United States Air Force and is a thirty year public servant of the state of Ohio. He has held positions as a Registered Sanitarian for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Assistant Regional Manager for The Ohio Lottery, and also as a Representative of the Ohio Center for Civic Character under former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell. Currently, he serves on the Mahoning County Republican Party Executive Committee.

Brian Jarvis

Brian Jarvis

Treasurer

Brian V. Jarvis was elected to the Beavercreek City Council for the four-year term commencing January 2010, serving the first two years as the City’s Vice Mayor. Previously, he was appointed to the Beavercreek City Council in February 2009 to fill a vacated seat.

Councilman Jarvis was born at Fort Benjamin Harrison near Indianapolis, Indiana and was raised in an Air Force family where he was taught the importance of hard work and personal responsibility. He has lived in many states across the country and in a number of foreign countries. He moved to the local area in 1966 when his father was assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after returning from Vietnam. He attended the Mad River Township (now Riverside), Ohio school system and is a graduate of Stebbins High School.

Councilman Jarvis is an Air Force veteran, having served one tour in the Air Force as a Missile Systems Specialist, after which he obtained Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science and Environmental Science, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, all from Wright State University, Ohio.

Councilman Jarvis has worked for several aerospace companies – E-Systems, Logicon, and TRW, and recently retired from Northrop Grumman Corporation as the Mission Assurance Manager at the Kettering, Ohio office where he oversaw quality assurance for all software, hardware, systems, and suppliers. Councilman Jarvis is active in the City of Beavercreek, Greene County, and Miami Valley communities. He has served on a number boards, including the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission and the Greene County Family & Children First Council. He currently serves on the Greene County Law Library Resources Board. He is a member of the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, Beavercreek Rotary Club, and Greene County Optimist Club. He also works as a Presiding Judge during elections for the Greene County Board of Elections.

Councilman Jarvis is actively involved in supporting growth and economic development in the City of Beavercreek. Being located immediately adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – the largest single-site employer in the State of Ohio – the City of Beavercreek’s significance to the region and the State cannot be understated. Councilman Jarvis’ active support for the airmen, civilians and contractor workforce who live and work here, and for the retention and expansion for missions performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, are core to the City’s, region’s and the State’s success.

Councilman Jarvis has been a resident of the City of Beavercreek since September 2002, where he lives with his wife, Connie. His hobbies include genealogy research, studying philosophy, and exercising. Councilman Jarvis brings a broad-based business background, experience, and new ideas to the Beavercreek City Council that he believes can benefit the community. He is focused on improving the services and infrastructure of the City of Beavercreek by examining how business has been done in the past and developing new and collaborative ways to address local issues. He focuses on making decisions that represents, benefits, and balances the needs of the citizens, businesses, and the future of the city. Councilman Jarvis feels it is a great privilege to serve the citizens of Beavercreek as their City Councilman as he works with them to make a positive difference in the community

Officer Duties

Duties President:The President shall preside at all the meetings of the organization and the Executive Board, supervise the activities of the organization, and perform all other duties incidental to his or her office.

Duties Vice-President:  The Vice-President shall, in absence of the President, perform the duties of the President, and shall perform such duties as designated by the President.

Duties Treasurer:  The Treasurer shall collect and pay out all organization funds as directed by the Executive Board.  He or she shall deposit such funds in a depository designated by the Executive Board and shall keep accounts thereof open at all times to inspection.  He or she shall render accounts of his or her transactions and of the financial condition of the organization at each regular meeting and shall submit a written annual report at the January meeting.  He or she shall be bonded for such sums as may be required by the Executive Board.  The relevant costs of all accounting and bonding matters shall be borne by the organization.

Duties Secretary:   The Secretary shall be responsible for taking minutes at the organization meetings and Executive Board meetings; shall submit a copy of said minutes to the Executive Board; shall be responsible for the publication of the quarterly newsletter of the organization, the development of public relations activities, the mailing of all announcements and or notices, and the handling of all other secretarial work assigned by the President. The Secretary shall update the membership roster as needed and shall facilitate a biennial audit of all financial matters by an independent firm. The Secretary shall perform such other duties as assigned by the President.

OBRA Chapters

Some of OBRA’s finest take appointed positions has county chairs. Duties of the County chairs will to establish plans of action for work or other related issues to any given committee or board. duties include but are not limited to scheduling meetings or conducting training and collaborates with other members, volunteers, GOP,RNC to develop ideas to assist in the growth and expansion of OBRA.

County Chairs

Ron Mosby

Ron Mosby

Hamilton County Chairman

Cassandra J. Cariter

Cassandra J. Cariter

Franklin County Chairwoman