SPRINGFIELD - Clark County Democrats have found a candidate for the 79th Ohio House District race. Finding a replacement took some time for the Democrats, who where looking to replace David Ferrell who withdrew from the race in July due to personal reasons.
The Clark County Democratic Committee has picked 40-year-old David Herier, a Springfield attorney, to challenge the Republican incumbent Ross McGregor in the November election for the 79th Ohio House seat.
Herier, who earned a bachelors degree in political science from Wright State University and a law degree from the University of Dayton, says he volunteered to put his name on the ballot and challenge McGregor, who was appointed to the Statehouse in 2005.
Herier's recent political experience includes serving as the treasurer for Democrat, Doug Geyer, who is running for a seat on the Clark County Commission.
Democrats had until 4 p.m. today to file paperwork with the Clark County Board of Elections to make sure Herier’s name appears on the November ballot. Board of Election officials confirmed that the paperwork was timely filed. They will meet Tuesday to certify all candidates and issues for the November ballot.