To the Editor:
Some people seek political office solely for personal gain and self-interest. Others are driven by a sense of fairness and duty with a desire to serve others' needs.
I can assure you that my wife, Teresa Scarmack, who is Trimble Township's candidate for the Ohio Senate, stands as a true advocate for ordinary people, not special-interest groups or fat cats. Teresa is sensitive to and knows first-hand the broad range of everyday challenges that face us.
Teresa Scarmack has demonstrated her commitment to community as a dynamic and devoted teacher for nearly all her adult life. Teresa will continue working to strengthen communities by focusing on quality public education, job training, entrepreneurial ventures and good-paying, long-lasting jobs.
Last year, Teresa stood with police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses and other hard-working public employees to repeal Senate Bill 5 while her opponent voted to retain this overreaching legislation that would have hurt these dedicated public employees.
Your vote today or Nov. 6 for Teresa Scarmack will send a highly qualified teacher to the Statehouse to see that the job gets done.
Editor's note: Teresa Scarmack, a Democrat, is running against incumbent Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, for the newly drawn 20th Senate District seat. The 20th District includes just Trimble Township in Athens County, and heads north from there.