Former teacher, Preble commissioner in race for Ohio House 43 seat

Former teacher, Preble commissioner in race for Ohio House 43 seat

Former Richmond High School science teacher Amy Cox, 42, is running against Preble County Commissioner Rodney Creech, 44, for the seat in Ohio House District 43. The seat is currently held by Republican Jeffery Todd Smith of Farmersville who is rounding out his second term. The district covers all of Preble County and areas of Montgomery County including Englewood, Clayton, Brookville and Trotwood. The representative elected will be paid $67,493 a year once they take office in Jan. 2021. Cox said she ran for this election out of “frustration” with resources available for middle class workers primarily low wages, expensive healthcare, and the education system. “I’ve taught an entire generation of students and they’re working for less sometimes than what I was offered coming out of college in 2001. Health care costs are out of control and our education system is getting more and more defunded as we go," she said. Creech has been the county commissioner for six years and said he will represent the district in it’s entirety but there isn’t anything specific he wants to address in Montgomery County as of yet. “I feel a lot of the time legislators try to press things on communities and I want to listen to what the community’s needs are and address them. I don’t want to walk in and say I’m going to fix all your problems, but I don’t know what they are. I’m the kid of person that says, tell me what your problems are and […]

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