The candidate served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.
QUAKER CITY, Ohio -- Noble County Commissioner Danny Harmon has announced he is running for the Republican nomination for Ohio's 6th Congressional District in 2006.
In a press release, Harmon said, "I feel there is a strong need in our community to protect our family values and to protect the American way of life."
Harmon, a farmer and Quaker City resident, said: "There are many issues that are close to my heart, but none more important than to bring American jobs back from foreign captivity. We must secure our capability to stay strong in the world and provide our citizens with a safe and prosperous livelihood."
The candidate cited the need for fresh ideas and said his only agenda is "to achieve as much progress as possible for all our citizens in the 6th Congressional District."
Besides addressing jobs, he said he seeks affordable and accessible medical care for all Americans, protection and improvement of long-term care for senior citizens, affordable prescription drugs and restoration of lost benefits for veterans.
He also said he wants to "repair not replace" Social Security; stop illegal immigration; keep the federal budget balanced and increase federal funding for local law enforcement, roads, water, sewer projects and flood control.
Harmon said he wants to put steel workers back to work and expand tuition and living assistance for all college students.
According to his r & eacute;sum & eacute;, Harmon is a native of Columbus and has a bachelor of science in business from the State University of New York and a master of public administration from the University of West Florida.
He is retired from 20 years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force and has served 5 years in the Air Force Reserve.
He and his wife, Karen, have four children.
He belongs to the National Rifle Association, the National Arbor Day Foundation, the Noble Chamber of Commerce, the Noble Cattlemen's Association, the Noble Historical Society and the Republican National Committee.
The incumbent 6th District representative is Ted Strickland, D-Lisbon.