Local Ohio House candidates
About Ohio House candidates in the 34th and 35th districts:
34th District: Most of Akron
Candidate: Frank Comunale
Political experience: Summit County councilman for District 4, which includes parts of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls, for eight years. (He is running from a protected seat.) Ran for the Ohio Senate in 2010.
Professional experience: Formerly vice president of business development of S.A. Comunale Inc., his family’s fire suppression company.
Campaign funding: Spent $101,010 and had $20,630 on hand, according to a pre-primary report filed with the secretary of state.
Campaign website: www.facebook.com/frankcomunale
Government website: https://co.summitoh.net/countycouncil/index.php/council-members/frank-comunale
Candidate: Emilia Sykes
Political experience: None. Daughter of state Rep. Vernon Sykes, who holds this seat, and Barbara Sykes, who previously has held the post. Vernon Sykes is prohibited from running again because of term limits.
Professional experience: Administrative staff adviser in the Summit County Fiscal Office. (On leave during her campaign.) Formerly worked for Community Legal Aid Services in Akron.
Campaign funding: Spent $26,744 and had $45,553 on hand, according to a pre-primary report.
Campaign website: http://emiliasykes.com/
35th District: Barberton and much of southern Akron
Candidate: Greta Johnson
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Assistant law director for city of Akron and police legal adviser. Former prosecutor for Summit and Mahoning counties.
Campaign funding: Spent $12,535 and had $13,125 on hand, according to a pre-primary report.
Campaign website: http://gretajohnson.com/
Candidate: Zack Milkovich
Political experience: Serving his second term as state representative. Ran for Barberton Municipal Court clerk last year.
Professional experience: Worked in a tire mold shop for two decades.
Campaign funding: Spent $14,815 and had $11,036 on hand. Has loaned his campaign $115,888, according to a pre-primary report.
Campaign website: http://gotmilkovich.com.
Government website: www.ohiohouse.gov/zack-milkovich