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Second Democrat Files In Sixth District
Posted on: 02/19/2014
By  Mike Cullums

It appears that Marietta attorney Jennifer Garrison may have competition after all for the Democratic nomination for the Sixth District seat in Congress currently held by Republican Bill Johnson of Marietta.
 
According to the Pomeroy Daily Sentinel, Meigs County resident Greg Howard has filed as a Democratic candidate for Congress. This would create a contested race in the May Democratic primary if both candidates are certified. Certification will be announced soon by Secretary of State Jon Husted.
 
Howard says he decided to run for Congress to push for an overhaul of the economy with the goal of providing full employment at a living wage.  
 
Howard says he supports an amendment to the Constitution to abolish corporate constitutional rights, which were granted by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Citizens United decision. He describes corporations as” valuable economic tools” but adds “they should not be allowed to dominate our political life.”
 
Howard is a member of the Meigs County Democratic Central Committee, comes from a family of union pipefitters and has a civil engineering degree from Ohio State. He and his wife, Geraldine, operate a farm near Albany.
 
Previously there was speculation that State Senator Lou Gentile of Steubenville might challenge Garrison, but he later endorsed her.
 
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