Young, McGuinness Discuss The Impact Of Partisan Bickering
Susan McGuinness and Ron Young talk about how they intend to overcome partisan bickering in Columbus
The Lake County chambers of commerce, including the Mentor Area Chamber, hosted a forum for the region's state and national legislative candidates last week at LaMalfa Centre.
Both candidates for the Ohio House's 61st district seat -- Republican Ron Young and Democrat Susan McGuinness -- attended the forum.
Young and McGuinness were asked how they intend to overcome partisan bickering while in Columbus.
McGuinness suggested that it might be necessary to create voting districts that are less politically extreme to the left or right.
Meanwhile, Young said that legislators need to focus on ideas and not labeling to do their job well.
Young is the representative for the 63rd district. However, due to the redistricting, he now lives and is running for re-election in the 61st.
McGuinness is a registered nurse and the Lake Health Board of Directors chairwoman. Both candidates ran unopposed in the primaries.
The city of Mentor was split in two during the state's recent redistricting. Consequently, just residents of the first, second and third ward of Mentor will vote in this race.
For more from Young and McGuinness at the chamber forum, watch: