Former Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott announces congressional run

Former Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott announces congressional run
Former Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott (WBNS-10TV)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Former Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott announced Thursday that he is running for Congress.

Scott plans to run in Ohio's 12th congressional district. Represenative Pat Tiberi, who announced his retirement in October, currently holds that seat. Tiberi plans to leave office before Jan. 31.

Zach Scott issued the following statement Thursday on his congressional run:

I’m proud of the service and peace of mind I have provided to victims and their families over the past thirty years. Making communities safer by putting dangerous criminals behind bars while helping countless nonviolent offenders get their lives back on track hasn’t just been my job – it’s been my passion.

Now I’m going to take that same passion to Congress, where I will get laws passed that put our families and our communities first. Unfortunately, we have all seen too many Washington politicians who are more concerned with serving themselves than serving the public. All too often, Congress caters to powerful special interest groups while the pressing needs of everyday working families fall through the cracks.

Meanwhile, we face life-altering issues like the safety of our nation, health care costs, and good paying jobs, just to name a few. These critical matters demand proven leadership, creative solutions, and bipartisanship – not lip service and political spin. To the people of 12 district, let your concerns be my concerns. Rest easier knowing that I’m fighting for you, your family, and the future of America with unwavering commitment every day. I’m asking for your support because TOGETHER, we can and will bring common sense to Congress. I want you to be proud to say that 'My Congressman is Zach Scott.'

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