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Ryan Ottney, of New Boston (Scioto County), Ohio, is an elected member of the New Boston Village Council and chairman of the Scioto County Democratic Party.
With a BA in English communications and journalism minor, Ryan worked for nearly 15 years as an award-winning writer and editor for the Portsmouth Daily Times newspaper and now works as director of communications at the South Central Ohio ESC in New Boston.
His work in journalism engraved upon Ryan the importance of transparency and accountability, as well as the value of a free press. He has brought that value with him to public service, and as the first Democrat Senator for Ohio's 14th District, he will continue to act openly and honestly to represent the diversity of all people and ideas that reside throughout southern Ohio.
According to Ryan, the most important issues facing southern Ohio are jobs and the opioid epidemic, as well as affordable health care and quality education.
Ryan calls himself a fiscally responsible social progressive, and as Senator Ryan will help rural counties keep more of their dollars at home to reinvest in their communities and help the people who need it the most!
Ryan is the son of Marylin Ottney and the late James Ottney (a former New Boston Fireman), and the grandson of former New Boston Mayor, the late Charles "Burr" Ottney. He has been happily married to Katie Ottney for 18 years, and together they have one young son, Chase.