WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup announced last week that he will be running for re-election.

“I’m running because there’s always more to do,” Wenstrup said. “The work is never done.”

Wenstrup said that the media tells the public that congress isn’t getting anything done, and says that’s not true.

“As I travel throughout southern and southwestern Ohio I hear from concerned citizens about what you need done on every possible issue,” Wenstrup said. “When I go to Washington, I work hard to see that vision through.”

Wenstrup, a Republican, said that he is continuing to work to repeal Obamacare and pass tax reform, two issues that he says will help Americans who are struggling.

“I will continue the fight for smaller and more responsible government,” Wenstrup said. “I’ll continue to fight for a safer world. I’ll continue to fight for truth, justice and the American way.”

Wenstrup currently serves as representative to the second congressional district in Ohio. The district includes all of Adams, Brown, Pike, Clermont and Highland counties as well as parts of Hamilton, Scioto and Ross counties.

As of press time, Wenstrup faces no primary opposition on the Republican ticket. On the Democrat’s side, former prosecutor for the city of Cincinnati Richard Crosby, economics professor Mickey Edwards from the University of Cincinnati, retired gynecologic physician and surgeon Dr. Janet Everhard, and small business owner Russ Hurley are all bidding for the chance to advance to the General Election in November.

The primary election will be held on May 8, 2018. The deadline to register to vote is April 9, 2018.