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District 75 Race set for November

Democrat State Rep. Kathleen Clyde to face Republican challenger Nick Skeriotis

Two unopposed major-party candidates in Tuesday's primary election will face each other for the Ohio House District 75 seat in November.

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) will face Republican Nick Skeriotis of Suffield. Both ran unopposed for their party's nomination Tuesday and each received 100 percent of the vote for their party ticket.

Clyde received 6,170 votes Tuesday according to final but unofficial election results from the Portage County Board of Elections. Skeriotis received 5,634 votes.

In November, Clyde will run her first re-election campaign in Ohio House District 75 instead of the District 68 seat she was elected to, as redistricting recently divided Portage County into Ohio House Districts 75 and 76. She was first elected to her District 68 seat in 2010.

Kent is part of District 75, which also includes Atwater, Brady Lake, Brimfield, Charlestown, Deerfield, Edinburg, Franklin Township, Mogadore, Palmyra, Paris, Randolph, Ravenna City and Township, Rootstown, Streetsboro, Suffield, Sugar Bush Knolls and Tallmadge.

Clyde and Skeriotis are running for the two-year District 75 term that starts Jan. 1, 2013.

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