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Democrats select candidate for 8th District special election

January 21, 2020 News Extra

Phil Heasley of Center Township has been nominated to run on behalf of the Democrats in the special election for state House’s 8th District.

Democratic leaders put forth a Center Township man as the party’s nominee for the upcoming March special election to fill the state House’s 8th District seat vacated by Republican Tedd Nesbit, who resigned at the start of the year to begin his new role as a Mercer County common pleas judge.

Phil Heasley of Center Township has been nominated to run on behalf of the Democrats in the special election for state House’s 8th District.

Heasley has been involved with the Democratic committee for the last five years.

He said he would like to focus on accessible health care in rural areas, the opioid crisis and expanding broadband access to rural areas.

This is an excerpt from a larger article that will appear in Wednesday’s Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article and learn more about the candidate.