US Rep. Johnson faces 3 challengers in GOP primary

US Rep. Johnson faces 3 challengers in GOP primary

LISBON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson will have three men challenging him in the Republican party primary on May 3 — John Anderson, Michael Morgenstern and Gregory Zelenitz. Bill Johnson Johnson, R-Marietta, 67, has served the Sixth Congressional District since 2011. Raised on the family farm and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Air Force after about 26 years of service, he has been the recipient of the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Unlike prior years, Johnson has seen his district shift and it now includes more of Mahoning and Stark counties. “I’m not at all unhappy with the new territory,” Johnson said, noting that although the new areas are adding a lot of new people, the campaign is in the process of getting to know those folks and finding their concerns very similar to the other counties in the district. Johnson said everyone is concerned about the inflation, which he calls a tax on every American. He notes that inflation has now risen to 8.5 percent, which is the highest in 40 years. “How do you go from the best economy in 50 years to having the worst economy in 40 years,” Johnson said, noting that unlike the recent push by President Joe Biden to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin this inflation began long before the war. Johnson said he is in favor of utilizing the resources of the coal and natural gas rich areas […]

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