Gavarone making bid for 9th district congressional seat

Staff Writer

Ohio State Senator Theresa Gavarone, R- Bowling Green, has announced her candidacy for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District.
The district contains all or part of the following counties: Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams and Wood.
“After a lot thought and encouragement from my family and countless constituents, I have decided to seek the Republican nomination for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District,” Gavarone said. “Northwest and Northern Ohio families need a representative who works for them, not for Nancy Pelosi and the radical left. I am running for Congress to deliver real, conservative results for families across the 9th District.”
Gavarone is currently the State Senator for Ohio’s 2nd District which includes all or part of Erie, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood Counties. Prior to her service in the Senate, Senator Gavarone served as State Representative in the Ohio House of Representatives for the 3rd District and as a Bowling Green City Councilwoman.
“During my time in elected office, we cut income taxes, balanced Ohio’s budget, expanded legal gun rights, protected life, and much more,” Gavarone said.
Gavarone has been a resident of Northern Ohio her entire adult life; she earned her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and her law degree from the University of Toledo. She has been an attorney for more than 25 years and co-owns a restaurant with her husband, Jim, with whom she has raised three children.
The primary election will be held on May 3, 2022.
The 9th Ohio Congressional District seat has been held by Rep. Marcy Kaptur since 1983, making her one of the longest serving women in congressional history.
A bill sponsored by Sen. Gavarone was signed into law last week by Gov. Mike DeWine.
Senate Bill 54 strengthens telecommunications fraud laws by providing the Attorney General the authority to pursue robocallers in state court, as well as in federal court.
It also establishes a safe harbor with the major telecommunications providers to protect good actors and encourage best practices recommended by the Federal Communications Commission.
The bill also criminalizes “spoofing” and increases penalties in cases where it can be shown that the spoofer or robocaller intentionally targets certain vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly, disabled, or a veteran or their spouse.


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