(WKBN) - The race for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District representative has been won by Republican Congressman Bill Johnson.
Johnson has taken the victory with more than 60 percent of votes Tuesday. He ran against Democrat Shawna Roberts.
In a statement, Johnson said, “I’m humbled and honored by the strong support from the people of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio. For the next two years, I’ll continue to lead the way on issues that matter most to the hardworking people in my communities. From lowering the cost of health care, to repealing regulations that kill jobs and hurt working families, to fighting the opioid addiction crisis, to addressing infrastructure needs and expanding broadband internet access across our region, I will speak loudly and clearly for the people who’ve trusted me to be their voice.”
Johnson is currently Ohio’s U.S. representative for its 6th Congressional District. He has been in this position since 2011.
Before taking office, Johnson had a 26 year military career after enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1973. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
He was elected to congress in 2010. He currently serves on the House Energy & Commerce and Budget Committees.