Andrew Meyer Will Challenge Nan Baker in Ohio House District 16
Meyer kept a significant lead over opponent Todd LeVeck.
On Tuesday night, Democrat Andrew Meyer beat out opponent Todd LeVeck to run against District 16 State Rep. Nan Baker in November.
Although Meyer was exhausted, and dealing with a cold on Tuesday night, he said he's ready to start his campaign again on Wednesday.
"We're going to start just doing the behind-the-scenes stuff that every campaign needs," he said. "We're going to start working hard on it tomorrow."
In final, unofficial results from the board of elections, Meyer pulled in 4,830 votes, while LeVeck took 4,057.
Meyer, 31, of Rocky River, is a private practice attorney who focuses on building and housing code issues. He is also the treasurer of the West Shore Bar Association.
LeVeck, 43, of Westlake, is a computer programming teacher at Max S. Hayes High School in Cleveland and a Navy veteran. He is a father of three, a coach and a union representative.
Meyer will face off against Baker in the November 6 election. Baker, a Westlake resident, took office in 2008 after defeating Jennifer Brady, also a Westlake resident. She is seeking her third term as the District 16 representative in the State House.
"I think we're going to make the statement that a grassroots campaign fueled by a desire for reform can win," Meyer said Tuesday night. "Our volunteers did an incredible job, and I think ultimately, our message of reform and leadership carried the day."
Ohio House District 16 includes Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake.