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Monday, October 28, 2013

Former state Rep. Ed Jerse pulls candidacy petitions to run for Ohio Senate District 25

Former state Rep. Ed Jerse, who has announced he’s a candidate in 2014 for Ohio Senate District 25, said today in an email that he has pulled candidacy petitions to run for the office.

Jerse, a Euclid Democrat, also said he has received endorsement for the position by Lake County Commissioners Judy Moran and Daniel P. Troy and former Lake County Commissioner John F. Platz. He also cited previous support from state Rep. John Rogers.

Ohio Senate District 25 consists of Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Lakeline, Mentor Ward 4, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Painesville, parts of Painesville Township, Timberlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby and Willowick in Lake County, plus Euclid, Richmond Heights and other eastern Cuyahoga County communities.

State Sen. Nina Turner, D-Cleveland, currently represents the district and has announced plans to run in 2014 for Ohio Secretary of State.

Former state Rep. Kenny Yuko, a Richmond Heights Democrat, also has announced he's running for the position in 2014.

John Arthur Hutchison
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