Mon. 12:11pm: Hopeful files for 6th District race

A former member of the Ohio House filed today to run for Congress in the 6th District, which includes the southern portion of Mahoning County.

Jennifer Garrison, a Democrat, announced her bid today. She plans to hold events today in Marietta and in Canfield.

Garrison represented Ohio’s 93rd district from 2004 to 2010 in the Ohio House. Afterward, she founded the Southeastern Ohio Landowner’s Association, which helped landowners negotiate natural gas and oil mineral leases.

The winding congressional district along the Ohio River is represented by Republican Bill Johnson.