Rep. Nino Vitale of Urbana wins reelection to Ohio House

Incumbent Republican Nino Vitale easily defeated challenger and high school student Garrett Baldwin Tuesday to retain his seat in the Ohio House’s 85th district.

The 85th district covers parts of Champaign, Logan and Shelby counties.

With 71 percent of the vote in, Vitale had garnered 68 percent of the vote and held an insurmountable 7,486-3,508 lead in the voting.

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Vitale, R-rural Urbana, has said that the two biggest issues facing Ohioans were “overregulation” and the “destruction of the family.”

Vitale holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and a master’s of business administration from Franklin University. He and his wife, Lilli, have five children.

Baldwin, a local high school senior according to his campaign website, has said that the opioid epidemic, education funding and socio-economic change were key state issues.