Winteregg announces run for 80th Ohio House seat

TROY – J.D. Winteregg (R-Troy) has announced his candidacy to represent the people of the 80th House District of Ohio. This seat will be vacated by the current State Representative Steve Huffman, who is running for the Ohio Senate.

The district includes Miami County and the southern part of Darke County. The Republican primary election will be held May 8, 2018.

As a former teacher, current grain merchandiser, and trustee on the Miami County Farm Bureau, Winteregg has firsthand experience in schools, the farming community, and small business. He is also a recent graduate of the Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER leadership program, where he worked with state legislators in Columbus and gained experience advocating for agricultural issues. He plans to use these experiences to improve the representation of this district.

“Over the past several years, while working within our communities and advocating at the Statehouse, I’ve seen that many of our representatives use their elected positions to make careers instead of serving the people they are supposed to represent. Rarely do we see someone with current, real-life experience in the areas that are important to our district — this is what sets me apart,” Winteregg said.

“I am excited to represent the great folks of Miami and southern Darke counties,” he added. “While I believe in and will represent all the great conservative values — supporting the 2nd Amendment, protecting life, and getting Big Government out of the way, among others — I also stand for a higher standard of representation. It’s time to move away from the attitude of entitlement that we’ve seen in elected officials in recent years and to elect someone with fresh ideas and a genuine desire to serve the constituents. It’s what the people in this district deserve.”

Winteregg promises to make himself a more accountable, more transparent, and more accessible representative than others and to use the experiences he’s gained in education, agriculture, and small business to represent the interests and values of this district in Columbus.

J.D. and his wife Aimee live in Troy with their son. He and his family attend First Baptist Church in Troy.

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