(WKBN) – Republican Monica Robb Blasdel has defeated Democrat Taylor Eastham for Ohio’s 79th District House seat.

Robb Blasdel will fill the seat currently held by Republican Kyle Koehler, who is term-limited.

Robb Blasdel said her goal will be growing the economy.

“In traveling through the 79th District, the constituents are concerned about the state of our economy,” she said. “I will be focused on keeping Ohio’s taxes low and keeping the business climate friendly so that our American families can succeed in Ohio.”

Robb Blasdel is from Columbiana County and is a graduate of Crestview High School. She earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of Akron. She has worked at her family’s business and in the private sector.

Robb Blasdel joined the Lt. Governor’s team in 2011 and served a 23-county region in Northeast Ohio, working closely with local, state and federal government elected officials, state agencies and business organizations, according to her campaign website.

She is also the daughter of Court of Appeals Judge Carol Ann Robb and her husband, Chuck Blasdel, is the former speak pro-tempore of the Ohio House of Representatives.

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