Powell won southern Darke County by a large margin getting 70 percent of the 2,560 votes cast there.
She will now face write-in Democrat Scott R. Zimmerman of Troy in the Nov. 6 General Election.
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“It’s amazing to have so much support from the community,” Powell said of the primary win.
Her focus is fighting for local government control and cutting down on regulations so that small businesses can thrive.
“When we have high taxes, high regulations, it puts a burden on our small businesses,” Powell said. “We want to create an environment where they can thrive.”
Powell is a small business owner herself, starting her first company when she was 17. She and her brother now own and operate a billboard advertising company in Arcanum.
“I’ve been able to fulfill my American dream here,” she said. “I want the younger generation to know they don’t have to go somewhere else.”
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The four Republicans spent big money to try and fill the seat now held by State. Rep. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, who is running for the Ohio Senate.
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars was spent during the primary.
Lovett loaned $99,400 to his campaign and collected $5,025 in contributions. He spent the most of any candidate, $103,807.
Powell raised the most in donations at $70,193 and loaned herself $15,000. She spent $54,218.