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7:02 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Farmer To Challenge Stivers

A pilot and farmer from Amanda says he'll try again next year to unseat Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Stivers.

Democrat Scott Wharton says he's better organized this time to campaign for Ohio's 15th Congressional District. Wharton lost the 2012 Democratic primary to Athens City Law Director Pat Lang. Wharton served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force and 23 years as a commercial pilot. He also owns and operates a family farm. He says he'll advocate for veterans' rights and farmers if elected. Stivers is a former state senator and banking lobbyist from Columbus.