antonioOhio’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