I will work hard and fight every day: Niraj Antani after Ohio win
November 05, 2014  09:27
Rediff.com's George Joseph reports:  "I am deeply honoured to have been elected the State Representative for Ohio's 42nd House District. I'll make you proud,' tweeted Niraj Antani, a 23-year-old law student at University of Dayton.

"I will work hard and fight every day for my constituents in the Ohio House of Representatives. Together, I know that we can create opportunities so all can achieve their American Dream. Thank you."

Antani, a Republican, trounced Democratic Party's Patrick Merris, a member of the city council in West Carrollton.The party central committee chose him in the fourth ballot against four candidates, older than him and well known in party circles.

The seat fell vacant after the three-term state Rep Terry Blair, 67, died in office in June. Since Blair had won the party primary in May, it fell on the party to select the next candidate.
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