Republican Andrew C. Hall will take on two-term Democrat John P. Carney in November for the 22nd Ohio House District seat.

Republican Andrew C. Hall will take on two-term Democrat John P. Carney in November for the 22nd Ohio House District seat.

Neither faces an opponent in the March 6 primary.

Carney, 35, is a health-care attorney who helps set up physician practices.

He said he is proud of his constituent work, particularly his help with small businesses.

For example, he cited an issue with J. Thomas Davis Guitar Maker, which had complained about its Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation rates because the business was classified with a small number of light commercial manufacturers considered to be high risk.

Carney, who lives on East Torrence Road in Clintonville, said he got involved in the matter, and the guitar maker eventually was reclassified and its rates reduced.

"For my part, I have continued to work in a bipartisan manner on substantive bills that improve the economy of Ohio, while trying to remove government roadblocks for businesses and individuals in my district," said Carney, who got his bachelor's and law degrees from Ohio State University.

"I look forward to working to gain the support for another term in the Ohio House from the people of the 22nd District."

Hall, an attorney, is the legal compliance officer for Estate Information Services downtown.

The 45-year-old, who lives on East Cooke Road in the Northland area, is a member of the Franklin County Republican Central Committee, an elected position. Other than that, he has never run for elective office.

He said he believes conservative leadership is needed in the legislature.

"I'm the true conservative," he said. "I believe the people should vote in the best interest of their constituents and not vote in the best interest of their parties."

A native of Westerville, he has lived in the North Side since 2003. He received his undergraduate from Otterbein University and law degree from Capital University.