Watch Ohio Senate District 20
CLEVELAND — If the collective bargaining bill, S.B. 5, was the signature issue of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s first year in office, then promoting hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) through S.B. 315 has been the signature issue of his second year. If fracking leaves a mark on the elections, it most will likely be in Ohio Senate District 20.
This district emerges from a process of elimination.
Starting with 132 State House and Senate districts, how many have (1) incumbent Ohio Senators (2) who voted for S.B. 315 on final passage, (3) and are running for re-election, (4) in shale districts, (5) and whose opponents are significantly different on the issue of fracking, (6) and who are in competitive races?
Only Senate District 20 passes all these tests.
— Paul Ryder, Assistant Director, Ohio Citizen Action