MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — The candidates for Ohio 68th District State Representative will take part in a debate at the Knox County Memorial Theater on Oct. 4th at 7 p.m.
The Mount Vernon News is hosting the debate, which will consist of the two state representative candidates giving opening/closing statements as well as answering 10 questions apiece from a panel of media members. The state representative candidates are followed by the county commissioner candidates, whose debate will begin at 8:10 p.m.
Democrat John Russell, a Westerville farmer and small-business owner, will face off against his Republican opponent Rick Carfagna, a governmental relations manager for the Time Warner Cable company.
The 68th District includes the six most eastern townships of Delaware County along with portions of Westerville and Columbus and all of Knox County.