By BRIAN BOHNERT
The Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 88th House of Representatives District will go face to face with a local news legend Sunday morning for a televised Q&A session.
Bill Young will appear on the WTOL 11 program “Leading Edge with Jerry Anderson” at 8:30 a.m. Sunday to discuss his campaign for the 88th House District. Young, 62, filed his declaration of intent to be a write-in Democratic candidate Feb. 24.
In a Friday interview with the Review Times, Young said, “We really just want to start getting the conversation going about the issues so the public knows what’s out there about common core; what’s out there about the overcrowding in prisons, etcetera.”
No stranger to the campaign circuit, he lost to State Rep. Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) in 2012, who is currently serving his second term in the 88th District. He had previously served from 1995 to 2003.
Damschroder was supposed to sign the petition for his re-election eight times but missed one signature, which voided his petition. His candidacy was officially withdrawn Feb. 12.
A Green Springs resident, Young spent nearly four decades as a public school teacher. He is currently retired.
Earlier this month, Anderson sat down with Young’s opponent, Republican candidate Bill Reineke Jr.
Reineke, 59, Tiffin, is president of the Reineke family’s Ford Lincoln dealership in Tiffin. The family owns dealerships in Fostoria, Lima, Upper Sandusky and Findlay. In addition, Reineke is the state director of the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Reineke, 59, won the GOP nomination for the 88th House District seat May 6, defeating Rex’s would-be placeholder Rhonda Damschroder. He filed for his write-in candidacy on Feb. 17.
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