Jackson County Republican Party Endorsements (Ohio House District 87 & Ohio Senate District 17)
From The Telegram:
Jackson County Republican Executive Committee Chair James Milliken has announced the endorsement of John A. Carey for State House of Representatives and Clyde Evans for State Senate.
Milliken explained that Party members met January 4. Members of the Central Committee enthusiastically voted in favor of the endorsements.
Currently Carey, a Wellston resident, is State Senator representing the 17th District which includes Jackson, Vinton, Clinton, Fayette, Highland, Pike, Ross, and Gallia counties as well as parts of Lawrence and Pickaway counties. He is term limited and seeks a seat in the House.
Evans, a resident of Rio Grande, currently represents the 87th District which includes Jackson and Vinton counties as well as Gallia and parts of Lawrence and Ross counties in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Evans faces a challenge from fellow Republican Representative David T. Daniels, of Highland County, who serves the 86th District.
I did not realize Sen. John Carey was hoping to return to the House after serving there between 1995 and 2002. He does not have a primary challenger.
Carey is hardly a flaming liberal, but I still don’t understand what justification he could have for voting in favor of Ted Strickland’s 4.2% income tax hike which was just retroactively implemented for 2009.