With the primary election less than a week away, 22 candidates took to the microphone Wednesday night at Carver Community Center.
The highest office that had candidates making an appearance was the 2nd Ohio District in Congress, with two challengers showing up against incumbent Jean Schmidt.
Tony Brush is running against his fellow Republican. He said he would work outside of the current dysfunctional political system.
hear Tony Brush (R), running against incumbent Jean Schmidt for the the 2nd Ohio District in Congress
David Krikorian is the Democrat challenger, and says he has a track record for job creation in his business experience better than the Schmidt.
hear David Krikorian (D), running against incumbent Jean Schmidt for the the 2nd Ohio District
Other candidates appeared for the 4th District Court of Appeals, County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Sheriff, and others - as well proponents for two levies.
The event was sponsored by the "Ross County Movement Builders." Portia Boulger is the coordinator for the group that was founded by a larger movement, the "Center for Community Change."
She said that this is but the first "candidates night" they want to sponsor, for local primary elections. She said you find your strongest candidate by learning about all the competitors in the primaries.
Photos and audio from the event will be posted on their website.
hear Portia Boulger, coordinator for the Ross County Movement Builders
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils
23 candidates and other surrogates and levy proponents face the adudience of about 50
Lori Pritchard Hardin, candidate for the 4th District Court of Appeals, speaks to the audience