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Ohio House, District 8

Term: 2 years; 4-term limitBase Salary: $60,584Democrat Kent Smith, of Euclid, who was first elected to this seat in 2014, was unchallenged in his party's primary. Republican Chris Litwinowicz, also of Euclid, ran as a write-in candidate on that party's primary ballot, but he did not receive enough votes to appear on the November ballot. The 8th District of the Ohio House of Representatives covers Euclid, Richmond Heights, East Cleveland, South Euclid, Beachwood, and Woodmere.

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In what ways would you change our election system so we are better prepared to handle crises that could impair the right to vote?

What changes in tax, formula funding, and voucher policies would you advocate to reduce reliance on local property taxes to fund public education as required by the "DeRolph" school-funding decision?

What will you do to ensure implementation of voter-approved redistricting reforms?

What policies would you support in facing the public health, economic, and equity challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Are reforms needed to reduce the influence of money on members of the General Assembly and the Ohio government? If so, what changes would you support?

Where do you stand on efforts to protect our area's water, air, and land, and to address climate change?