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Dr. Terry Johnson begins campaign in Lawrence County

Dr. Terry Johnson, candidate for state representative in Ohio’s 89th District, will be officially kicking off his campaign in Lawrence County during an event on Jan. 30.

It is to be held in the Bowman Auditorium of Ohio University’s Southern campus in Ironton, and will begin at 3 p.m.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

“This event will provide a great opportunity for the people of Lawrence County to meet Terry,” said event-organizer Scott Evans.

“They will have the chance to learn his views on the issues and hear how he intends to serve as them as state representative.”

Dr. Terry Johnson is the current Scioto County Coroner, as well as a Colonel in the Ohio National Guard and Commander of the Medical Detachment. He is a veteran of the Global War on Terror and has been deployed into Iraq twice.

Dr. Johnson decided to run for state representative because he says he became “sick and tired” of seeing Ohio go in the wrong direction.

He urged all Ohioans, whether they are Democrats or Republicans, to stand together to help get the state back on track.

“It’s time to send a clear message to Columbus that the good people who live down here by the river are fed up with getting the short end of the stick,” Dr. Johnson said, adding that “the people of southern Ohio can accomplish anything if we are just given the chance.”

Shawn Hacker, a supporter and Ironton resident, believes Dr. Johnson is a good fit for Lawrence County.

“Lawrence County should be excited about Terry Johnson because it’s time to send a true conservative and a proven leader to the statehouse,” Hacker stated.

He went on to point out that Terry will be the only physician in the statehouse, and his knowledge will be vital on issues such as health care reform.

Eric Kephas, the campaign’s communications director, said the campaign is about sending a message to the government: “Tax less, spend less, and get the heck out of the way.”

For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Terry Johnson at (740) 352-8844.