Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Another O'Connor plans to join Ohio's 12th Congressional District race

by Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Another O'Connor is looking to join the high-profile race for Ohio's 12th Congressional District.

Matthew Brendan O'Connor is preparing to file to run this fall as the Libertarian nominee for the Central Ohio district, according to Libertarian Party of Ohio spokesman David Jackson.

If he makes the ballot, he would face Democrat Danny O'Connor, Republican Troy Balderson, and Green Joe Manchik in November. Matthew O'Connor is not running in the Aug. 7 special election for the seat, which was vacated by Republican Pat Tiberi last January.

The Libertarian O'Connor didn't return an email seeking comment Monday. But he describes himself on his LinkedIn profile page as an "information security leader, speaker, and evangelist." He states his current job title is "global director, Office of Cyber Security," though - intriguingly - he lists his last two employers only as "confidential."

O'Connor is one of 20 candidates Ohio Libertarians are planning to run this year after regaining state recognition as a minor party last week for the first time in nearly four years. All Libertarian candidates have until Thursday to file petition signatures to run; statewide and congressional candidates need 50 valid signatures apiece, while legislative and county candidates only need five...

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