LIMA — Jim Jordan and Janet Garrett will face off for a third time in November in the quest to represent Ohio’s 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In the 5th District, incumbent Bob Latta will face off against J. Michael Galbraith in November following Tuesday’s voting.
Jordan, the incumbent, easily won the Republican primary Tuesday night to retain his seat, beating Joseph Miller, of Marion, 85 percent to 15 percent, with the bulk of the votes counted across the district as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. He seeks his eighth term in Congress after starting in 2007.
Garrett, a retired teacher, topped Cody Slatzer-Rose, 84 percent to 16 percent, in the Democratic primary. Slatzer-Rose is a Harrod native now living in New Albany, where he works as a software developer, and was a newcomer to politics.
Garrett previously opposed Jordan in the past two elections. Jordan picked up 68 percent of the votes in November 2016, compared to Garrett’s 32 percent. The 4th District includes all of Allen, Auglaize, Logan and Shelby counties.
Latta, a Republican from Bowling Green, survived a three-person race in the 5th District. Latta gathered 73 percent of the vote, ahead of Van Wert County commissioner Todd Wolfrum (17 percent) and retired farm broadcaster and Bowling Green resident Robert Kreienkamp (10 percent).
On the Democratic side, Galbraith topped James Neu Jr., 70 to 30 percent.
Galbraith, of Bowling Green, is a political newcomer who works at his own investment firm. His father was a longtime state representative. Neu, a union factory worker, won 29 percent of the vote against Latta in November 2016.
The 5th district includes all of Putnam, Hardin and Van Wert counties, as well as a portion of Mercer County.