December 7, 2022

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Eight candidates are running for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District

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Stark County voters will see some unfamiliar names — and many of them — on the May primary ballot in the newly drawn 6th Congressional District.

Republican and Democratic voters each will choose among four candidates — all of whom live more than an hour from Canton. At least five of the eight have never been elected to public office.

The candidates are largely unknown in Stark because the county was split into two districts during the redistricting process this year. The southern and eastern portions of the county were added to the 6th Congressional District that stretches along the Ohio border from Marietta to Youngstown, while the remainder became part of the Akron-based 13th Congressional District.

Neither the 6th nor 13th previously touched Stark.

Since the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved the latest map, most of the candidates say they have yet to campaign in Stark.