The campaign advertisements are starting to fill the airwaves and YouTube for the 8th District Congressional race as 17 candidates compete to replace former House Speaker John Boehner, who retired last year.
We can help you sort through the choices before the March 15 primary election. Reporters Lynn Hulsey and Mike Pitman have been covering the race closely and will be writing more stories between now and Election Day.
See our online Voters’ Guide for the race. We asked each candidate three questions and gathered biographical information on each.
See our Voters’ Guide at http://www.daytondailynews.com/voters-guide/2016/8th-congressional-district/.
The Voters’ Guide also includes links to our stories on the race.
The March 15 ballot includes the special election primary, with the winners advancing to a special June 7 election to fill the remainder of Boehner’s current term ending Jan. 3.
The March 15 ballot also includes a regular primary, and each party will send a candidate to the Nov. 8 General Election to compete for a full two-year term that begins on Jan. 3.
Fifteen Republicans, one Democrat and one Green Party candidate are vying for the job.
Republicans in the race are: Matthew Ashworth of Liberty Twp., State Sen. Bill Beagle, R-Tipp City, Warren Davidson of Troy, State Rep. Tim Derickson, R-Hanover Twp., Scott George of Monroe Twp. in Miami County, Eric Haemmerle of West Chester Twp., Terri King of Middletown, Joseph Matvey of West Chester Twp., Edward Meer of West Chester Twp., John Robbins of Monroe, Michael Smith of Germantown, James Spurlino of Washington Twp., Kevin White of New Carlisle, J.D. Winteregg of Troy, and George Wooley of Troy.
Democrat Corey Foister of Fairfield and Green Party candidate Jim Condit Jr. of Cincinnati are also running.
The 8th Congressional District covers all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami, and Preble, counties and part of Mercer County.
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