A Grove City lawyer is the first announced candidate to replace state Rep. Dick Stevenson.
Tedd Nesbit, a Republican, announced today that he wants to represent residents of the 8th District. He will run in the primary election on May 20.
Stevenson of Grove City announced in December that he would retire. The Republican came to the state House of Representatives in 2001.
Nesbit said that job growth is one of the most important issues facing the state, and said it needs to have a business climate that allows businesses to hire new employees.