WSU lecturer to take on sheriff for state House seat



Wright State University lecturer Ryan Taylor will face off against Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer in November for Ohio’s 40th House District.

Taylor won the Democratic nomination Tuesday over Albert Griggs Jr., according to election results from the Ohio Secretary of State.

Taylor received 2,771 votes, or 69 percent, while Griggs received 1,262 votes.

“I got into this race because I didn’t see anybody representing my views,” said Taylor in an interview Tuesday night. “I’m here to make a difference and advocate for fellow Ohioans in Columbus.”

She said her priorities were education, women’s health, health care, economic development and the drug epidemic.

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While Taylor is new to politics, her Republican opponent in November is chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party who has served as Montgomery County’s sheriff for a decade.

Plummer was unopposed in the GOP primary Tuesday.

Plummer thanked voters for their support in an interview Tuesday night.

“I spent 30 years of my life getting hands-on experience necessary to represent the 40th House district in Columbus, and I look forward to the November election,” he said.

Taylor and Plummer are running to replace term-limited State Rep. Mike Henne, R-Clayton.

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The 40th district includes Huber Heights, Vandalia, Englewood and parts of Dayton, Riverside, Union and Butler and Clay townships

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