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U.S. House of Representatives Ohio District 16 Debate

With Jim Renacci running for the U.S. Senate, the 16th congressional seat is open for the first time in eight years. The 16th congressional district is located in the north-central portion of Ohio and includes all of Wayne county and portions of Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark, and Summit counties.


Anthony Gonzalez, a former football player for Ohio State and the Indianapolis Colts, is the Republican nominee. He obtained an M.B.A. from Stanford University and was formerly the COO of Chalk Schools, an education technology company.


Susan Moran Palmer, a former healthcare provider, is the Democratic nominee. She obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace University and was formerly working in sales for a medical device company.

Susan Moran Palmer

Democratic Candidate


Anthony Gonzalez

Republican Candidate


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