Ohio’s only openly LGBT state legislator, Rep. Nickie Antonio, advanced to the general election in an uncontested primary last night. She’ll face a Republican challenger this fall – political newcomer Matthew Deibel. Antonio formerly served on the Lakewood City Council.
In another Ohio primary race last night, Summit County Councilwoman Sandra Kurt won in a contested Democratic primary. She is favored to win reelection to her at-large seat in this Democratic stronghold, which includes the city of Akron.
Both Antonio and Kurt are endorsed by the Victory Fund.
Photo: Rep. Nickie Antonio