16TH DISTRICT CANDIDATES
Name: U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci.
Current position: 16th District representative.
Personal: 53; lives in Wadsworth; married; three children.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Political experience: U.S. House of Representatives, 2011 to present; Wadsworth mayor, 2004-2008; Wadsworth City Council, 1999-2003.
Professional experience: Certified public accountant and business owner, including once co-owning the Columbus Destroyers arena football team.
Biggest issue facing district: “A lack of well-paying jobs for working-class families.”
Politician most admires (living or dead): Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.
Last book read: Lone Survivor by former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.
Congressional website: http://renacci.house.gov/.
Campaign website: www.RenacciForCongress.com.
Name: U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton.
Current position: 13th District representative.
Personal: 49; lives in Copley; married; two stepchildren, five stepgrandchildren.
Education: Law degree from the University of Akron; bachelor’s degree from Kent State University.
Political experience: U.S. House of Representatives, 2007 to present; Ohio House of Representatives, 1992-2000; Summit County Council, 1991-1992; Barberton City Council, 1989 to 1991.
Professional experience: Private attorney, 2001-2006.
Biggest issue facing district: “I will fight for measures that create jobs here in Ohio, and I will oppose polices that make it easier to send our jobs overseas.”
Politician most admires (living or dead): Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Last book read: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.
Congressional website: http://sutton.house.gov/.
Campaign website: www.bettysutton.com.
16TH DISTRICT DETAILS
Redrawn lines: Congressional boundaries were redrawn after the 2010 U.S. Census, which put Renacci and Sutton into the same district.
Current boundaries: Stark and Wayne counties and parts of Ashland and Medina counties.
New boundaries: All of Wayne County and parts of Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina and Cuyahoga counties.