2018 Year In Review: 83rd House District Primary Race Gets Heated

12/20/18 – 5:30 A.M.

We continue our look back at 2018 today with a recap of one of the more contentious local elections in a long time. The 83rd Ohio House District primary race between Republicans Jon Cross and Cheryl Buckland got heated. Political Action Committees supporting both candidates took negative tones and flooded the area with mailers and advertisements.

At one point the Cross campaign accused Bucklands husband of tampering with campaign signs, which Buckland denied.

In the end, Cross would win the battle taking 59 percent of the vote. He would go on to defeat Democrat Mary Harshberger in the general election by a wide margin to become the next 83rd house district representative.