Ohio State Senator Niraj Antani Announces Run For Congress
India-West Staff Reporter
BATAVIA,OH – Republican State Senator Niraj Antani on November 14 announced his run for Congress from Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District where incumbent Brad Wenstrup has said he will be retiring from Congress.
Antani is the first Hindu and Indian American State Senator in Ohio history and the youngest Hindu and Indian American state or federal elected official in the US, a press release from the politician’s office pointed out.
“As the 1st Hindu and Indian American State Senator in Ohio history, I’ve worked hard every day to ensure every Ohioan has an opportunity to achieve their American Dream. Now, I am running for Congress to be a warrior for our community’s values and fight against those who seek to wreak havoc on us. I will stand steel-spined for the policies that benefit our community and strongly oppose those who kowtow to those against us,” he said in a statement.
Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District spans 16 counties across about 150 miles in southern Ohio. The district’s partisan voter index leans significantly Republican.
The Republican primary in Ohio will take place on March 19, 2024.
Antani is serving his first term in the Ohio Senate, having previously served three terms as State Representative in the House. He is a graduate of Ohio State University.