John Rogers Will Replace Dan Troy On November Ballot
Lake County Democratic Party Central Committee picks the Mentor-on-the-Lake mayor over his two opponents in the primary.
Mentor-on-the-Lake Mayor John Rogers has replaced Lake County Commissioner Daniel Troy as the Democratic candidate for the Ohio House District 60 seat, according to The News-Herald.
The Lake County Democratic Party Central Committee picked John Rogers over Laura DePledge and James Helmink, the two people who ran against Troy in the primary this March.
Rogers received 24 votes for the nomination; Helmink 17; and DePledge two, The News-Herald said.
Rogers has been the mayor of Mentor-on-the-Lake since 1994. He was re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008.
He used to work as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Lake County Prosecutor's Office and now works as the deputy treasurer in the Lake County Treasurer's Office.
This March, he ran to be the Democratic nominee for Lake County treasurer. However, he lost to Ohio Rep. Lorraine Fende, who is leaving her seat in the Ohio Legislature because of term limits.
Rogers will run against Republican Lori DiNallo, who ran unopposed in the primary, for the district seat this November.
Troy announced that he would run for the 60th district seat last week. Instead, he intends to finish the two years left in his term as a Lake County commissioner.
The race for Ohio House District 60 is wide-open without an incumbent because current representative Bob Hagan now lives in the 58th district through redistricting and will run there.
Due to Ohio redrawing its district lines, Mentor now is represented by two Ohio House districts.
District 60 includes the Mentor's Ward 4, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Eastlake, Fairport, Grand River, Painesville, parts of Painesville Township, Wickliffe, Willoughby and Willowick.