Republican Gross has 27-point Election Night lead over Democrat Horn for 52nd Ohio House seat

HAMILTON — Republican Jennifer Gross ends Election Night with a 27-point lead over Democrat Chuck Horn for the 52nd Ohio House District seat, according to unofficial election results.

Gross has 63.6 percent of the vote while Horn has 36.4 percent with all precincts reporting. There are still late-arriving mail-in ballots and provisional ballots to be counted when the county elections board certifies the election on Nov. 18.

Horn and Gross, both of West Chester Twp., were seeking to represent the 52nd Ohio House District in Columbus, which represents residents in West Chester and Liberty townships, and parts of Fairfield Twp. and Sharonville. Ohio Rep. George Lang, who is seeking the Ohio Senate seat, is the district’s incumbent representative.

Horn was trying to earn a seat in Columbus, and become the first Butler County Democrat since 1970 to be elected to a General Assembly seat.

Middletown’s David Armbruster won election in 1970 to the then-39th House District. He only served one term.

Gross, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, said she plans to continue going door-to-door and intends to establish monthly town halls in Fairfield, Liberty and West Chester townships.

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