Editorial Response: Dan Gilbert

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - I'm Dan Gilbert - founder and chairman of Quicken Loans and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers - responding to Bill Applegate's editorial in support of Issue 3.

I take great pride in Cleveland and see the great potential we all share here.   Times have been tough for the city and we have an opportunity to do something big for Cleveland. I've helped lead the charge on issue three and I know it will help turn things around for Cleveland and Ohio.

Issue 3 would build first-class casinos in the downtowns of Ohio's four largest cities - including one in Cleveland. Creating over 8,000 new jobs just for Northeast Ohio alone, keeping one billion dollars of Ohio's money in Ohio.

The casino would be a key part of the new and exciting urban core of Cleveland - attracting millions of new visitors and bringing a burst of energy to downtown.

Let's create jobs and keep our money right here in Ohio.   I ask you to vote 'Yes' on Issue 3.

Thank you.