CAMDEN — Preble County native and Democrat Amy Cox announced her candidacy for State Representative in Ohio’s District 43 last month in Camden’s Bicentennial Park in front of an assembled crowd of friends, local residents and supporters.
Cox, a high school science teacher from Preble County who has taught at Richmond High School and Dunbar High School in Dayton, is running to face the winner of next March’s Republican Primary.
“My campaign is about working people,” Cox said in a press release announcing her campaign.
“Better paying jobs,bringing up minimum wage. I made $12 an hour 20 years ago fresh out of college, actually I was still in college. We’re real quick to pat ourselves on the back to give people $11 an hour jobs. That was 20 years ago. I don’t know that he (Smith) understands that. Also, I have a science background, I have a background working with real people, being a teacher. I know that he’s a preacher, but you’re limited to the amount of people and the type of people that you’re exposed to in that job. Everybody walks through my doors, everybody sits in my classroom. I get to know the general public very well teaching our children.”
Cox added, her campaign will be about issues, and not political parties.
“I know what the struggles are around here,” Cox said in the release. “I’ve taught in this county and I substitute in this county now. … So right now, running on issues and being a local from Preble County that puts me in a good spot to flip that district back. It was a squeaker in that last election (Smith versus Dan Foley) and me being a local and having local name and local reputation — I grew up here, my family is from here — I think that puts me in a good position for people to go out and vote for the right candidate for the job.”
To learn more about Amy Cox and her campaign for Ohio’s 43rd District, visit https://voteamycox.com.