Apparently, 61st Ohio House District Mark D. Okey (Democrat) is going to waltz into a second term as state representative.
Okey, who succeeded John Boccieri (now running for Congress) in the 61st.
Most of this district encompasses Carroll County but has a small slice of Mahonning and the eastern most part of Stark County as well as a part of Tuscarawas County.
Okey is a lawyer who worked out of the family law firm located in Canton.
Okey has focused on economic development and fixing the funding of public education financing in Ohio.
He is opposed by Kirk Susany and independent candidate Paul Ray.
About all the STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) has been able to learn about Susany is it appears he is a construction company owner Columbiana County and who hails from Canfield.
In the primary electon Okey garnered 16,995 votes and Susany 7,016.
As for independent candiate Paul Ray, The Report found this Google search engine result:
Paul Ray, 2832 Blenheim, Alliance- thanked Council for their hard work and dedication and for celebrating President’s Day. (February 24, 2004)Question: Is there any reason to believe that Mark Okey will not be returning to Columbus as the 61st District representative?