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Keener Launches campaign for State Rep Seat in 98th District

MOUNT VERNON, OH – Republican Amber Keener launched her campaign for State Representative in the 98th District which includes Eastern Knox County and all of Holmes and Coshocton Counties. 

“As a mother of five children I was drawn to get more involved in 2020 in order to protect what is special in Ohio for my children and the next generation. As our next State Representative I will dedicate myself to serving the people of Knox, Holmes and Coshocton counties.” 

The 98th is currently represented by Darrell Kick, who has been term limited out and cannot seek another term. “ I hope to continue in the tremendous tradition of service and conservative values Rep Kick has shown our counties these past many years”

As a legislator, Amber’s focus will be on fiscal responsibility; minimizing government waste, fraud, and abuse, while strengthening partnerships with local business. As someone who hosted an Ohio Right to Life rally, Amber is committed to protecting the lives of the unborn as well as our Second Amendment freedoms. “By limiting government overreach we can ensure a freer Ohio for generations to come and empower Ohioans to pursue their dreams.”

While serving on the Mount Vernon City Council Amber developed a track record of getting things done for her community and putting residents first. She was able to create a partnership with the local YMCA that enabled more kids to access summer programs. 

Keener announced just recently that she worked to coordinate a project with $1.7  million in private donations and partnerships to go towards a splash pad and a multipurpose building in Mount Vernon. 

Amber also led an Americans with Disabilities Act initiative helping our emergency responders know when someone with special needs requires assistance, and when a storm unexpectedly destroyed streetlights she used the opportunity to get audible crosswalk signals installed in Mount Vernon to make her community a more accessible place. “By creating community partnerships with a fiscally conservative approach we can accomplish a tremendous amount!”  

While Amber has been extremely active in her community she counts her most important role as that of a wife and a home-school mother to her five children. Amber jokes that her Master’s degree in History with a focus in military strategy “surprisingly enough does not help keep those five in order.”  

“I look forward to serving this district and getting to meet many of you in the weeks and months ahead.”

For more information on Amber Keener’s Campaign visit

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