13TH DISTRICT | Congress

Two candidates are running in the Democratic primary. An * denotes the incumbent. The winner faces Republican Thomas Pekarek if he receives at least 50 write-in votes in his party’s primary.


Age: 40.

Address: 560 Amber Drive, Howland.

Employment: U.S. House member.

Education: A law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 2000; bachelor of arts degree in political science from Bowling Green State University in 1995.

Family: Wife, Andrea; two stepchildren.

Priority: Of the many priorities, making sure affordable and accessible health care as a basic right is one as is the expansion of and support for renewable energy sources, advancements in childhood nutrition, after-school programs and technology in schools.


Age: 60.

Address: 1976 Wendy Lane, Boardman.

Employment: Not employed.

Education: A bachelor of arts degree from Wilmington College; a 1971 Poland Seminary High School graduate.

Family: Single.

Priority: To conduct a congressional probe into the June 6, 1996, fatal shooting of Doug Jones Jr., who was shot three times by a Poland village police officer.

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