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Ryan advances in primary

by Bob Gaetjens | Editor Published: May 11, 2014 12:00 AM

Congressman Tim Ryan has survived a primary challenge from John Luchansky of Youngstown in the Democratic primary election May 6.

According to final, but unofficial results from https://vote.ohio.gov/home.aspx, a website administrated by the Ohio Secretary of State's office, Ryan received 45,159 votes or about 85 percent of votes cast and Luchansky received 7,957 votes or about 15 percent of votes cast.

Ryan, 41, has served in Congress since 2003, first in the 17th District before it was eliminated by redistricting after the 2010 census, and in the 13th District since January 2013.

Ryan said he's seeking re-election to build on his accomplishments during the past 12 years such as the Kent Central Gateway Project, being an advocate for university research and development funds, seeking public investments in infrastructure, boosting manufacturing resurgence and reforming agricultural policies and nutritional education to help people become healthier and keep healthcare costs down.

The 13th District includes Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, the Youngstown area and eastern Summit County, including Tallmadge.

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