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TED STRICKLAND



Published: Wed, January 16, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



TED STRICKLAND

Local area in his district: All but the northeastern portion of Mahoning County, and all of Columbiana County.Hometown: Lucasville.Age: 60.Political affiliation: Democrat.Terms in Congress: 4.House committee: Energy and Commerce.Job before politics: Psychologist.Fast facts: His district will run along the Ohio River through 12 counties from Mahoning to Scioto. One Republican said the best way for Strickland to campaign in the new district is by kayak. The son of a steel worker.

THOMAS C. SAWYER

Local area in his district: Northeastern part of Mahoning County, and the lower portion of Trumbull County.Hometown: Akron.Age: 56.Political affiliation: Democrat.Terms in Congress: 8.House committee: Energy and Commerce.Job before politics: Educator.Fast facts: Elected Akron's mayor in 1983, the first Democrat to hold that post in 20 years. Was an administrator at a state school for delinquent boys before getting into politics.

STEVEN C. LATOURETTE

Local area in his district: The upper portion of Trumbull County.Hometown: Madison.Age: 47.Political affiliation: Republican.Terms in Congress: 4.House committees: Transportation and Infrastructure (chairman of its subcommittee on economic development, public buildings and emergency management), Financial Services and Government Reform.Job before politics: Attorney.Fast facts: While Lake County prosecutor, he received national attention for the successful prosecution of the Kirtland cult murders, in which a religious cult murdered an entire family and buried them in a Kirtland barn. He is a close friend of indicted U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. of Poland, D-17th, who represents most of northern Trumbull County.




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