Marquart outscores incumbent Simmons in race for Washington, New Haven State House District | Local News

Of the three candidates vying for the Washington-area District 109 state House seat, incumbent Rep. John Simmons, R-Washington, was technically outscored in the second quarter by fellow Republican Kyle Marquart, also from Washington. Simmons, however, raised more than $100,135 for his re-election bid.

The largest individual donors to Simmons’ campaign and their contributions were Tim Hellmann, a contractor with Wildwood-based Kelpe Contracting Inc., $500; Beverly Ehlen, a self-proclaimed professional volunteer, $300; Lois Keeven, a New Haven resident who works in the heating and air conditioning industry, $300; Dr. Bryan Menges, emergency room physician at Mercy Hospital Washington, $250; Washington attorney Steven Kuenzel Jr., $250; George Meyer, a Washington resident and financial adviser, $250; Lisa Smart, assistant clerk of acts for Franklin County, $200; Dr. Keith Ratcliff, Mercy’s physician, $100; and Washington School Board member Kelly Brinkmann, $100. Judicial candidate Charles Hurth donated $125.

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