Steve Huffman, candidate for Ohio House 80th District, 2014

State Rep. Huffman running for Ohio Senate seat held by Bill Beagle

Huffman, a physician and former Miami County coroner, said he wants to continue in the Senate working on finding solutions to health care and the opiate addiction crisis, fighting abortion, and cutting the size of government.

Huffman was the primary sponsor on a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio. The governor signed it into law in June 2016.

Related: Medical marijuana bill moves in Statehouse

The primary for legislative races next year is in May.

Related: Beagle wins expensive Ohio Senate race

The 5th Senate district includes most of the city of Dayton and western Montgomery County, all of Miami and Preble counties and part of Darke County. The district is considered a swing seat that, in the past, has been the focus of heated contests between the GOP and Democratic nominees.

No Democrats have announced a run for the seat yet.

Related: Dayton dog attack: Lawmaker continues to push for stronger penalties for dog owners

Huffman lives in Tipp City with his wife and their five children.

Thank you for reading the Dayton Daily News and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Dayton Daily News. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.