Seth B. Golding (R) and W. Carlton Weddington (D), candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives 25th District seat, will face each other in the November general election, since they face no challengers in the March 6 primary.

Seth B. Golding (R) and W. Carlton Weddington (D), candidates for the Ohio House of Representatives 25th District seat, will face each other in the November general election, since they face no challengers in the March 6 primary.

State Rep. Michael Stinziano (D), who currently represents House District 25, is running for re-election in the new District 18.

Weddington, who has represented District 27 since 2009, said the redrawn 25th District is a portion of the area he currently represents.

"The only difference is that I lose portions of the Ohio State University area, the main campus," he said. "It's not as though I'm running for a new district. It's just a new number."

The 25th Ohio House District covers areas north to 161, just south of Morse Road and now includes part of Tamarack Circle; I-71 is the western boundary, the airport is the east boundary and Broad Street is the southern boundary.

In looking to the Nov. 6 general election, Weddington said he has the experience for the job.

"I have the best experience to fight for the middle class and those who have the least," he said. "I want to do the same work I've done - improve education, address the need for job opportunities and economic development as it relates to our seniors and children. I want to make sure health care is accessible and affordable. Those are the issues I want to continue working on and remain important in the 25th."

Golding is current president of the University Area Commission (UAC).

He's a broker in the printing business, and he previously worked in retail for many years.

"I want to try to make a difference with issues I believe in," he said. "I'm very concerned about the schools. I support the Linden schools and schools in our district. I thought this would be a great opportunity."

Golding said he's a good consensus person on the UAC, where he has served for eight years.

"The University District is the only one in Franklin County where property values went up," he said. "We're a watchdog and want to make sure things move forward, not backward. I represent District 2, the northernmost part of the district that touches up to Clintonville. We work with the Clintonville Area Commission. I've enjoyed representing the city, and I want to make a difference in what goes on."