Ohio’s 2nd primary of 2022; League supporting champions in tough races

Published by: Andrew Canan

July 27, 2022 | Political Action

With the dog days of summer upon us, Ohio will see a first-ever second primary this year following a prolonged legislative map battle. Given the unusual timing, long-time legislators and candidates are facing one of the most unorthodox elections of our lifetimes. With what is expected to be a very low turnout, unforeseen results are certainly in play. That is why the League has been targeting legislators and candidates in tough races across the state to provide support so that they can remain or be elected to the statehouse and champion credit union issues. Below is a snapshot of some of the races the League is closely watching:

  • The League was the first organization to support State Rep. Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) during her initial run for the Ohio House and has been proud to provide extensive support. A vocal credit union champion ever since, Rep. Manchester has a tough primary challenge following the redistricting process, with a large portion of her district being brand new.
  • Throughout the political process, the League looks to support candidates early on. When New Bremen Village Council President Jacob Larger (R- New Bremen) decided to run, the League learned of his strong relationship with his local credit union and found his policy positions were well aligned. A first-time statehouse candidate, Mr. Larger is facing Mercer County Recorder Angela King.
  • Senate Judiciary Chairman Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) has been a credit union supporter since he was first elected to the Ohio House in 2014. Senator Manning is being primaried by Kirsten Hill, the State Board of Education member for the 2nd While Senator Manning has strong name recognition with his family having served in office for many years, an unusual year could prove difficult, so the League has provided additional support to fight off the challenge.
  • Currently serving in his first term, State Rep. Dontavius Jarrells (D- Columbus) is being challenged in a new district with new lines by community activist Carolyn Harding. A friend to credit unions, Rep. Jarrells is also a supporter of business, and the League recently joined an event with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce to provide additional support ahead of next week’s primary.

Don’t forget to vote in next Tuesday’s Aug. 2 primary! You can find your polling location here. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sr. Manager of Political and Grassroots Affairs, Andrew Canan.

Contact Andrew Canan for questions or assistance.

Andrew Canan
Andrew Canan Director, Political Affairs E: acanan@ohiocul.org
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