U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, will both face opposition this year in their re-election bids.

It will start in May when each seeks the Republican nomination for their respective congressional seats.

Hoping to unseat Latta in the May Republican primary are Van Wert County Commissioner Todd Wolfrum and Robert Kreienkamp, of Wayne, a retired television studio engineer at Bowling Green State University and retired dairy farmer.

Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to file candidacy petitions for the May primary election.

Two Democrats will square off in May for their party’s nomination to challenge the Republican nominee in November. The Democratic hopefuls are James Neu Jr. of Perrysburg, a Toledo machining plant employee, and J. Michael Galbraith of Maumee, who owns an investment management business.

Latta represents the 5th Congressional District, which includes Hancock, Wood, Putnam, Hardin, Henry, Wyandot, Fulton, Defiance, Williams, Van Wert and Paulding counties, and part of Mercer, Ottawa and Lucas counties.

Jordan, who represents the 4th Congressional District, will face opposition from Joseph Miller of Marion in the GOP primary in May.

Four people will be vying for the Democratic nomination in May: Janet Garrett of Oberlin; Norbert G. Dennerll Jr. of Elyria; Leah Sellers of Marysville; and Cody Slatzer-Rose of New Albany.

The 4th Congressional District includes Seneca, Allen, Sandusky, Union, Shelby, Auglaize, Logan, Crawford and Champaign counties, and part of Marion, Huron, Lorain, Erie and Mercer counties.

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