(2-14-22) Depending on what happens with the next redistricting maps being submitted to the Ohio Supreme Court…incumbent Susan Manchester R-Waynesfield (currently in her second term as the state representative for Ohio’s 84th House District) will face a first time political candidate in J.J. Sreenan, of Lima in the 86th District Republican primary on May 3rd.

The seat has been held by House Speaker Bob Cupp, R-Lima, who cannot seek re-election due to term limits. The 86th District presently includes Allen and northern Auglaize County.

In a Lima News story today Sreenan said why he has decided to run –

“I believe over the last several years, our God-given rights and freedoms in this country are being eroded by left-minded politicians and educators. The rapidity of the pace of this erosion seemed to multiply during the pandemic. The big problem is that while this is going on, most citizens have chosen to remain silent and passive. So, I guess I’m choosing to run for my children and their generation to become more involved in reversing the erosion of our rights and freedoms.”

Sreenan is a pathologist in Lima and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. He received his medical degree from University of Toledo and has been in practice for more than 20 years.