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Democrats hold District 5 Congressional candidate forum

Three Democratic candidates are vying for the chance to represent Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District in Congress.

In Ohio’s primary on March 17, Democratic voters will choose one of these candidates to run for the seat currently held by Robert Latta in the U.S. House. The counties in District 5 are Hardin, Hancock, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot, and parts of Mercer, Lucas and Ottawa.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, the public is invited to a town hall forum to hear what these candidates have to say to you and to each other. The forum is free and open to the public. is from 6-8 p.m. at The Findlay Social, 330 S. Blanchard St., Findlay.

The forum will include opening and closing statements, curated and audience questions, rebuttals and follow-ups. People can submit questions to the candidates in advance of the event to ahead.oh@gmail.com.

The forum is co-sponsored by Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy (AHEAD), the Hancock County Democrats, the Hardin County Democratic Party, and District 5 Indivisible Ohio. The event will be moderated by AHEAD treasurer Sheila Coressel.

“As citizens, our Representative is our voice in government,” said AHEAD member Maya Fischhoff. “This forum is a chance for us to hear how candidates would represent us and to share our ideas and concerns.”

The Democratic candidates for District 5 are M. Xavier Carrigan, Gene Redinger, and Nick Rubando.

About the Sponsors 
Allen and Hardin County for Elections and Democracy (AHEAD) is a growing group of Allen and Hardin County residents committed to nonviolent action for democracy.

The Hancock County Democrats are dedicated to progressing our nation forward, for the better.

Hardin County Democratic Party Our goal is simple. We're working to rebuild the Democratic base so that all Ohioans and Hardin County residents share in the dream of a better life.

Ohio District 5 Indivisible engages in progressive advocacy and electoral work at the local, state, and national level to elect progressive leaders, realize bold progressive policies, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda.