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Hudson Councilman throws hat into ring for 37th House of Representatives race

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published: July 26, 2016 11:25 AM

Hudson -- The Summit County Democratic Party will vote to nominate Hudson City Councilman Casey Weinstein to run for the 37th House District in the November election on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson.

The meeting is open to the public and will be followed by a Democratic Town Hall Meeting.

All 99 Ohio House seats are up for election in 2016. The 37th House District includes portions of Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, Northfield Center Township, Reminderville, Silver Lake, Stow, the City of Twinsburg, and Twinsburg Township.

Incumbent Republican Kristina Daley Roegner, also of Hudson, is running for her fourth and final term as representative for the 37th District. Previous Democratic candidate Reminderville Mayor Sam Alonso was disqualified for altering petitions, and write-in candidate Tom Schmida of Macedonia withdrew from the race in May.

Weinstein, 33, is a graduate of the U. S. Air Force Academy and served on active duty for several years after graduation. He has a MBA from The Ohio State University and a nearly a decade of experience in marketing, sales and business development.

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Weinstein was elected to Hudson City Council in November 2015. He met his wife, Amanda, at the Air Force Academy, and she is now an assistant professor of economics at the University of Akron. They have a 2-year-old daughter, Nora.

"I grew up in a family dedicated to military and community service," Weinstein said. "That dedication grew into a personal commitment and passion for working to improve our communities. I think we need new leadership in the 37th District, and I want to represent a fresh voice for us in Columbus."

While serving on Hudson City Council, Weinstein said he saw the impact of state level decisions that made it difficult for the city to meet its infrastructure, service and safety needs.

"I want to change that dynamic in our district and others across the state," he said.

Weinstein said the state cannot tackle the challenges Ohio faces without cooperation.

"First and foremost I want to represent a new spirit of bipartisanship," he said. "And I'm committed to that. I will work across the aisle to focus on fiscal responsibility, improving access to and quality of childhood education, and investing in the foundation for strong economic growth that we need."

Email: lfreeman@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9434

Twitter: @LauraFreeman_RP

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