In the middle of a Cavs beatdown of Minnesota, and right before the president’s speech tonight, Tim Ryan local staffer in Akron Sean Buchanan gave me a call to tell me he’s running for state rep in OH-68, which includes much of Portage County.? Because I have a soft spot for Tim Ryan staffers, I didn’t immediately hang up!

Sean will be leaving Tim Ryan’s office in two weeks to concentrate full time on the May 5 primary for the open seat being vacated by term-limited Kathleen Chandler.? At the moment, the primary includes Sean and former Mayor of Kent, Rick Hawksley.? Another potential candidate? with ties to the Ohio Dems House Caucus may move into the district to run, but that just sounds weird.? So it looks like Sean may have a shot.? Here’s his website.

Go get ’em, Sean.? The world needs more people in government with Tim Ryan pedigree….if I win in Cuyahoga, and Sean wins in OH68, that makes two!

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