WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Republican State Rep. Mike Loychik has defeated challenger Jennifer Donnelly for Ohio’s 65th District House District, according to unofficial election returns.

Loychik is the incumbent. He served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years and is a small business owner.

Loychik said that his priorities include infrastructure revitalization, workforce development and help for mental health issues, including the opioid epidemic

The race became contentious when Loychik challenged Donnelly’s break from the Democrat Party to run as an Independent, however, the Trumbull County Board of Elections determined there wasn’t clear and convincing evidence against Donnelly that would disqualify her from running.

The 65th District includes Lordstown, Newton Falls, Brookfield, Champion, all of Northern Trumbull and most of Ashtabula County.

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