Two vie for Ohio Senate seat that represents most of Montgomery County

Two vie for Ohio Senate seat that represents most of Montgomery County

Republican Niraj Antani and Democrat Mark Fogel are running to replace outgoing state Sen. Peggy Lehner in the Ohio Senate 6th District seat, which covers about two-thirds of Montgomery County. The term is four years and members can serve two consecutive four-year terms. The seat — which pays $60,584 a year — covers multiple suburban communities, including Kettering, Huber Heights, Riverside, Centerville, Miamisburg, Miami Twp., Washington Twp., West Carrollton, Oakwood, Germantown and part of Dayton. The seat, held by Republicans since 1985, is being vacated by Lehner, who is facing term limits. Donors and PACs donated a little more than $93,031 to Antani’s campaign between March 5 and June 5, according to a post primary report. Fogel’s campaign raised just over $19,163 in the same period of time. State Rep. Antani, R-Miamisburg, 29, has represented the 42nd Ohio House District for nearly six years. Fogel, 40, is a Centerville resident and former Air Force officer and fighter pilot who is in the Air National Guard. He is a leadership program manager at General Electric and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Dayton. Here are answers Fogel and Antani provided in response to questions posed by the Dayton Daily News: Q: Do you support or oppose the state authority to issue public health orders to shut down businesses, schools and other activities during a pandemic? Antani: We can combat the virus and have our economy open at the same time. The vast majority of deaths have […]

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