Hillsboro resident Barb Cole has announced that she will run for state representative for the 91st District.
“For three and a half years we have been promised a focus on the economy and employment … in short jobs. While the politicians try to paint a picture of improvement, the facts tell the real story,” Cole said. “Obviously there is a different view and lifestyle from Columbus than here in the real world and that needs to change.
“We need someone with experience and ideas and our current representative is out of both. Caring about the citizens and staying in touch is missing now and I intend to change that,” she said.
A Republican candidate, Cole is currently an Appalachian Gateway Development board member and is active in other community activities.
“It’s not mysterious or difficult. I think the voters want, and I want to be, a citizen representative, not a professional politician,” she said. “They want someone with the courage to stand up for the little guy, not the political big guy. Someone who will take hold of the issues and change them on a state level, like jobs and health care policy. Someone who will stand for our kids and stop Common Core from taking over our local control of education.
“As the campaign unfolds I look forward to introducing my background, experience and ideas to the voters.”
Cole will face incumbent Rep. Cliff Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, May 6.
The 91st House District is composed of Highland, Clinton, Pike and part of Ross counties.