LIMA —Janet Garrett of Oberlin said her campaign for the Fourth Congressional District seat will be successful this time.
Garrett defeated challengers Norbert Dennerl Jr. and Daniel Johnson in the Democratic primary Tuesday. She will face Republican Jim Jordan in the November general election, who was unopposed in the primary.
Garrett has spent time in all 14 counties in the district, recently completing a full day tour in each one. The district includes all or parts of Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Logan, Lorain, Marion, Mercer, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby and Union counties.
Garrett, who also won the primary in the last election for the seat to Jordan, said she plans to take a different approach this time around.
“We are bringing a ground game this time,” Garrett said. “We met with people in every county and we made some good connections. I think that is been lacking from the Democrats in this district the last few elections. This time we will be successful.”
Garrett said some of her primary focuses are jobs, elderly care, and improved education int he district. She said Jordan has not met those issue successfully.
“He has been an abysmal failure,” Garrett said.
Garrett said she has always been involved as a political activist. However, she felt she had to get involved as a candidate. She said in she has retired from her teaching position since her last campaign, and was now more available to make a successful run for the seat.
Jordan has been serving as the representative of the 4th District since 2007.
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