Findlay, OH – Today, Republican candidate Jon Cross announced that he has officially filed to run for State Representative in the 83rd State House district.  As a sign of the strength and support for his campaign, Cross turned in his declaration of candidacy petitions at the Hancock County Board of Elections office, and is the first candidate to file for the office.  
“I am passionate about representing the people and communities of Hancock, Hardin and Logan counties and making Ohio safer, stronger and open for business,” said Cross. “Our momentum, endorsements and support of voters signals it’s time for fresh, new leadership at the Statehouse in Columbus.  I’ll continue to work tirelessly, as I’ve done on this campaign, to champion our hometown communities in Northwest Ohio.”
Since launching his campaign in early 2017, Jon has assembled a well-respected campaign committee with 80 co-chairs. To-date, the campaign team has hosted 30 meet-and-greet events, knocked doors on 3,000 homes, and made 7,000 phone calls to introduce Cross’ candidacy to the voters of the 83rd district. 
The campaign continues to build momentum with additional fundraising support and local endorsements of elected officials, community and business leaders.
Jon Cross is married to his wife and best friend, Christina Cross.  They are loving parents of their two young boys Carson and Connor.  Cross is a passionate economic development professional, serving as the President/CEO and economic development director of the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance.  He is a principled conservative leader who will protect family values, is a strong pro-life candidate and supporter of the 2nd Amendment Rights. 
As part of Cross’ campaign platform to make Ohio safer, stronger and open for business, he will help advance legislative efforts for Ohio to become one of America’s top business friendly states, which results in championing small business growth, advancing workforce solutions, strengthening local communities, supporting current and future farmers and fighting to end Ohio’s drug epidemic. 
To learn more the Jon Cross, details about his platform and campaign, please visit or follow the campaign on Facebook @votejoncross.