Manchester, Faber and Heilers

The 84th District Republican Primary Debate will be held this Saturday in Celina.

Event: 84th District Ohio Republican Primary State Representative Debate
Candidates: Travis Faber, Susan Manchester, Aaron Heilers
Date: April 7, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Celina Moose Lodge #1473, 1120 E. Market St., Celina, OH 45882
Website: https://lakeimprovement.com/ask-the-candidates
Facebook live stream at: https://www.facebook.com/LakeImprovement

The debate format means this will be the first time the three candidates actually get to debate one another. Questions can be submitted by the public.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer named this one of the Top 10 most interesting and important primary races in the state:

Who’s running: Travis Faber, Aaron Heilers, Susan Manchester

Just like Buckland in District 83, Faber has an advantage here based on geography and name ID (the Mercer County attorney is the nephew of incumbent Rep. Keith Faber, who’s running for state auditor instead of seeking re-election). But he can’t afford to coast against Manchester, an Auglaize County resident who has raised more money (nearly $44,000 as of January) than her two opponents combined. Perhaps even more importantly, Manchester has an endorsement from her former boss, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, who’s extremely popular among local Republicans. Heilers, a Shelby County farmer, has natural appeal among the district’s strong agricultural community, though he needs more money to hang with the rest of the pack.


The public is invited to attend and the event will be streamed live on the Lake Improvement Association’s Facebook page (the public can submit questions during the debate).