WAYNESFIELD — Susan Manchester, of Waynesfield, has announced her candidacy for state representative of Ohio’s 84th House District, which covers parts of Auglaize, Shelby and Darke Counties, and all of Mercer County.
The Republican, who grew up on her family’s farm in Auglaize County, said, “I love this part of Ohio. This is my home, and I look forward to continue meeting many others who call West Central Ohio home and hearing about their priorities for their state representative. Your voice is my priority.”
Manchester graduated from the Ohio State University in 2010 with degrees in psychology and political science. After graduation, she spent a year in Venezuela leading a team of peers with Campus Crusade for Christ in developing a student-led mission organization at a Venezuelan university and partnering with a local indigent orphanage to support the needs of the children. In 2011, she returned to the United States and moved to Washington, D.C., to work for Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Celina, on behalf of the constituents of Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District. While working in Washington, Manchester earned her master’s degree in political management from the George Washington University.
Manchester spent nearly five years in Washington.
“I came back to Ohio because I saw how disconnected many D.C. politicians were from the day-to-day priorities of Ohio families. I was eager to return home to reinvest in the community that first invested in me,” Manchester said.
She immediately took action by working for the Republican Party during the general election of 2016, taking part in leading the party and President Trump to victory in Ohio and across the nation.
“This past election perfectly demonstrated the power of the voice of rural Ohioans, and I plan to continue fighting for that voice in Columbus,” she said.
Manchester is currently the community outreach director of a nonprofit organization focused on mentoring kids, where she actively recruits mentors for community-based programs across three counties; assists families with getting on the path to self-sufficiency; and provides ongoing support for relationships between mentors and mentees.
She is an active member of New Hampshire Community Church, where she heads the local missions team responsible for developing partnerships between the church and other organizations in the community. She leads worship at Sunday morning services and during the church’s weekly prayer room, and she leads a small group Bible study.
For information, visit ManchesterforYou.com.