Lampton wins Greene County GOP statehouse primary, faces Price in November

Headshots of Republican 70th Ohio Statehouse District primary candidates Brian Lampton and Katherine Shutte.

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Brian Lampton (left) is running against Katherine Shutte (right) in the Aug. 2, 2022 Republican primary for the 70th Ohio Statehouse District.

Incumbent Brian Lampton won the Republican primary for the Ohio House 70th district seat by a large margin, according to unofficial results Tuesday from the Greene County Board of Elections.

Lampton received 62.5% of the vote, per unofficial final results Tuesday, while challenger Katherine Shutte received 37.5%. Lampton advances to the November general election, to face off against Democrat Eric Price, who ran unopposed in the Aug. 2 primary.

“I am pleased and proud to be nominated by the Republicans, and looking forward to running a strong campaign in the fall,” Lampton said.

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The District 70 seat in the Ohio House of Representatives (formerly District 73), covers much of western Greene County, including Fairborn, Beavercreek, Bath Twp., Bellbrook, Sugarcreek Twp. and Spring Valley.

Lampton said he was slightly disappointed with the low voter turnout, but added that it was higher than he thought it was going to be. Total turnout for Greene County was 8.6%, according to the Greene County Board of Elections.

“A lot of our campaign was focused on making sure people get out the vote, and they responded,” Lampton said. “That says a lot about voters in our area, that they’re involved, that they’re paying attention.”

Lampton is currently completing his first term as a state representative. He has operated an insurance agency since 1990, and holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Dayton.

Shutte is a political newcomer and former business owner with a bachelor’s degree in management from Park University.

Ohio House terms are two years, and members can serve up to four consecutive two-year terms. State representatives will receive a base salary of $69,876 starting in 2023. Each state representative is assigned to several standing committees, which meet while the House is in session to review each bill.

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