WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE—City Councilman Caleb Johnson announced his candidacy for the Ohio House of Representatives this Thursday on the steps of the Fayette County Courthouse. He is running as a Republican for the 92nd District, which includes portions of Fayette, Pickaway and Ross Counties.
During his speech, Johnson talked about the importance of staying focused on what he considers the real issues facing Ohioans in rural communities. In doing so, he recalled the first time he got involved in politics, working closely with the campaigns of State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) and State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville).
“Knocking on doors and talking to real people in this area helped me learn from a young age that the talking heads on T.V. really don’t understand us when they talk politics,” said Johnson. “We want to know our job is safe, that our kids are educated properly, and that the money we work hard for goes toward our families—not big government run by political elites.”
Johnson concluded by thanking the people in attendance. “I have been blessed to have the support of so many of my friends, family, and neighbors over the years. It has been my absolute honor to fight for the great people in this area, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.”
City Councilman Caleb Johnson is a lifelong resident of Washington Court House. He attended The Ohio State University, were he obtained a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Political Science, and is set to graduate in May from the University Of Dayton School Of Law.
The 92nd District seat is currently held by State Representative Gary Scherer, who is serving his fourth and final term. Scherer is not eligible for reelection due to term limits.