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Brown continuing bid for 5th District seat

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Retired Ohio Supreme Court State Justice Clifford Brown, 91, is continuing on his independent campaign to win the open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives 5th District.

The seat has been open since the unexpected death of Paul Gillmor (R-Tiffin), who was found dead from injuries suffered in a fall in his suburban Washington residence Sept. 5.

Brown, who lives in Carriage House in Norwalk, said he hopes people will sign for petitions for his campaign. He said petitions are available at the Maple View Animal Hospital owned by Dr. James Lonz at 59 Benedict Ave. and Pat Saunders' home at 283 Whittlesey Ave.

Brown said his 16 years on a state appeals court and six years on the state Supreme Court give him a unique perspective for the seat as a representative. "I think, with all due respect, that I've had a longer experience in government" than other candidates.

There are seven candidates running in the Nov. 6 primary election. They are Democrats George P. Mays and Robin Weirauch and Republicans Steve Buehrer, Mark Hollenbaugh, Robert E. Latta, Fred Pieper and Michael Smitley seeking the spot.

A Dec. 11 special election involving the primary winners and any Independent and/or write-in candidate(s) will determine Gillmor's successor.

The 5th District includes all of Huron County and counties west.

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