COPLEY — U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, announced today she is vying in 2012 to represent northeast Ohioans in the 16th Congressional District.
Sutton presently holds a seat in the state’s 13th Congressional District, which was disassembled during a recent redistricting process.
“Ohio families are hurting, and I can’t stand by on the sidelines, while Republicans like Jim Renacci continue to enrich millionaires at the expense of the Ohio workers who struggle every day to provide for their families,” Sutton said in a prepared statement.
Renacci, a Republican from Wadsworth, was elected to the 16th District seat in November 2010. A spokesman from Renacci’s Washington, D.C. office was not immediately available for comment regarding Sutton’s announcement.
Job creation is a priority at the state and national level, according to Sutton.
“I am running because I believe Ohio’s workers can compete with anyone in the world when they have a level playing field,” Sutton said. “Wall Street and special interests have enough representation in Washington, and we need someone who will fight for a stronger middle class. … I look forward to continuing the fight for middle-class Ohioans in the months and years to come.”
Sutton and her husband reside in the newly formed 16th Congressional District. She grew up in Barberton and attended Kent State University and The University of Akron Law School.
More information about Sutton is available at her website, www.bettysutton.com.