State representative incumbent Terry Boose (R-Norwalk Township) was hanging out and socializing at the Freedom Center in Norwalk awaiting election results.
"I think I've worked harder on this campaign than I have the other campaigns," he said.
Boose's supporters have distributed more than 50,000 pieces of campaign literature during parades or by going door to door.
"That's not just in the mail," Boose said. "Nobody works harder than me campaigning."
While he said other candidates stayed inside when the temperature was over 100 degrees or it was raining, Boose said that wasn't the case with he and his supporters.
"We did (it) non-stop," Boose added.
"We didn't get any extra help out of Columbus. We did it all here locally," said Boose, who praised the work of his local supporters and people who stumped for him on the campaign trail.
"I couldn't do it without them," he said.
Boose went on to defeat Matt Lark and Robert Sherwin on Tuesday. A story about the race, including comments from all three candidates, appears in Wednesday's Reflector.