It will be a rematch in the 75th district in the November general election with Rep. Kathleen Clyde defending her seat in the Ohio House of Representatives against Republican Nick Skeriotis, who defeated Kenneth Hendrickson of Mogadore in the May 6 Republican primary election.
Clyde was uncontested in the Democratic primary. Skeriotis was the Republican candidate two years ago and lost to Clyde.
On May 6, Skeriotis defeated Kenneth Hendrickson Jr., 2,701 to 1,359, according to final, but unofficial results from the Portage County Board of Elections.
This was Hendrickson's first attempt at an elective office.
Skeriotis said he believes he was victorious in the May 6 Republican primary election for Ohio House District 75 because "the voters know I will work hard for them [if elected] as a state representative to ensure an increase in jobs and growth in our community." Hendrickson has an unlisted phone number and could not be reached for comment.
Skeriotis, 54, of Suffield, is the owner of a paving business.
Mogadore's Hendrickson, 24, works at an area bank.
Skeriotis said over the last several years, he has been able "to reach out to so many people, both employed and unemployed, and they know I am going to be there for them [if elected]. I have also reached out to many business owners who want to grow their business in our community, and they know I can help them do it."
"For those that voted for me, I thank you and I will not let you down," Skeriotis said. "For those that did not vote for me, please give me an opportunity to help build you a better community. I will work hard for you."
Skeriotis said he is running for office to help improve education and the economy.
"We need to get people back to work, but not just any work -- higher paying jobs while having employers make more money with great workers," he said. "I know that during my time, I will decrease unemployment and increase business development. I am a businessman who knows about hard work and building a business."
The 75th District includes Atwater, Brady Lake Village, Brimfield, Charlestown, Deerfield, Edinburg, Franklin, Kent, Mogadore, Palmyra, Paris, Randolph, Ravenna, Ravenna Township, Rootstown, Streetsboro, Suffield and Sugar Bush Knolls.
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