Democrats File For New Columbus Area Congressional District

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Former congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy of Columbus enters the Franklin County Board of Elections to file petitions for 3rd district race.(Photo: Tom Borgerding/WOSU)
Former congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy of Columbus enters the Franklin County Board of Elections to file petitions for 3rd district race.(Photo: Tom Borgerding/WOSU)

The race for congress is shaping up in Central Ohio’s new 3rd district. A democratic primary next spring will feature two seasoned candidates…possibly three….all with name recognition at the polls.

Former congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy says she wants to return to Capitol Hill. Kilroy filed petitions early to represent a newly drawn district in Franklin County. Kilroy served in congress from 2008 to 2010. She lost a close contest last year for a different district to Republican Steve Stivers.

In the new district, Kilroy will face primary opposition from Grandview Heights state representative Ted Celeste. Ohio State vice president and former state representative Joyce Beatty of Columbus has indicated interest but has not yet filed petitions to run for 3rd district congress.

The filing deadline is this afternoon.

Comments
  • Mtgphd

    OMG, Mary Jo! We need you so badly in 43085-3561!

    Stivers has been a disaster. How lucky would this new district be to have you.

  • Frank and Susan Mott

    What a great addition either of the two acknowledged candidates would be!
    FLMBEXLEY