WATCH: 13abc, The Blade host House District 41 debate between Josh Williams and Nancy Larson
Watch the full one-hour debate in the video at the bottom of this story.
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Two candidates looking to secure a spot in the state legislature for the first time debated their policy differences Wednesday.
13abc and The Toledo Blade, the station’s media partner, teamed up to host the debate between Josh Williams and Nancy Larson, the candidates in the race for Ohio’s newly-drawn 41st House District.
The district stretches from Berkey to Jerusalem Township and includes Sylvania, Oregon, and parts of Toledo including Point Place. It’s considered a toss-up district that leans toward Democrats, according to election data from Dave’s Redistricting.
Williams, a Republican, is an attorney who lives in Oregon. He ran unopposed in the August primary. Larson, a Democrat, is a social worker who lives in Sylvania. She defeated Colin Flanagan in the primary to advance to November.
Moderators Josh Croup with 13abc and David Jacobs with The Toledo Blade asked the candidates about crime reduction initiatives and police reform, inflation, how they would spend federal ARPA funding, redistricting, bail reform, the future of HB 6, threats to democracy, and more.
The one-hour debate was streamed live on 13abc’s streaming platforms, Facebook page and website on Wednesday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m. The debate is available in full below.
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