Gentile staying in Ohio Senate

STEUBENVILLE State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, made the following statement today about his decision to stay in the Ohio Senate and not enter the race for Congress:

“In the past few months, I have been humbled by the number of constituents, local leaders and supporters who have asked me to consider running for the U.S. House. During this same time, I have been working in Columbus to protect seniors, homeowners and small business from new taxes and fighting to put more police and firefighters on the street and teachers in the classroom.

After careful consideration and deep deliberation, I have decided not to enter the race for Congress because I believe at this time I can best represent my constituents in the Ohio Senate.”