Rep. Candice Keller seeking Ohio Senate seat
Lang said the race against Keller and Wong is “going to be a tough race.”
“Lee Wong is the hardest campaigner I know,” he said. “He has some difficulty in raising money, but he makes up for it in effort. He will knock on more doors, typically, than all other candidates in the county. And Candice has a very loyal base. So it’s going to be a battle.”
Lang said he can win by having a business-first approach. He said Ohio has had a bad track record in that area for the past 50 years
“(Former Ohio Gov.) Jim Rhodes was the last governor that put business first, and since he left we have come up with one tax after another, one regulation after another,” Lang said. “Depending on which survey you look at, Ohio is the fifth- or seventh-most left state today, and the number one reason they site is ‘better economic opportunity elsewhere.’”
Lang said his business-first approach worked for West Chester Twp., which he said is “the most business-friendly community in Ohio,” and he wants Ohio to have that moniker in the nation.
Lang was appointed to his House seat in 2017 before winning election in 2018. He raised nearly $250,000 in his 2018 Statehouse election bid. He touted his fundraising skills in his September 2017 speech when seeking the Butler County Republican Party’s recommendation to the Ohio House appointment.
"Two things that your state rep must be very good at: one is getting elected and, two, being able to raise funds," he said to the GOP Central Committee members that live in the 52nd District.