Brown challenged for US Senate



XENIA — Local voters will have the opportunity to decide between incumbent Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Jim Renacci to represent them in the U.S. Senate.

Sherrod Brown

Date of Birth: Nov. 9, 1952

Brown was initially elected as a senator in 2006 and assumed office January 2007. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University and a master’s degree from The Ohio State University.

This newspaper did not receive his candidate biography form back by press time.


Jim Renacci

Date of Birth: Dec. 3, 1968

Why are you the right candidate for this seat?

“Having spent the vast majority of my career creating jobs in the private sector, I understand first-hand how Washington’s policies impact Ohio families and businesses. And so, I have a real world understanding of what it will take to effectively change the way Washington works.”

What is the most important issue face this office going forward and what solutions do you have to offer voters for this issue?

“Sustaining long-term economic growth, addressing our debt crisis and tackling the opioid epidemic.

While we’ve seen tremendous progress and growth in our national economy over the past year, many Ohio families continue to struggle and our state has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Advancing a pro-growth, common sense agenda that fosters job creation and decreases our nation’s debt will be a top priority of mine.

The health of our economy impacts more than just our wallets — it directly affects the sense of hope and opportunity that Ohioans, particularly young Ohioans, feel about their futures. When a feeling of hopelessness persists, as it does in many communities across our state, some young people turn to drugs, including opioids. We need Ohioans to feel more confident and optimistic, and I believe this can be done by adding more and better paying jobs to our economy.“