All candidates for U.S. House Ohio District 7 Democratic primary complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the March 19, 2024, Democratic primary for Ohio’s 7th Congressional District —  Doug Bugie (D) and Matthew Diemer (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.

Here are the candidates’ responses to the question:  What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?


  • “I am an Energy Giver not an Energy Taker. …
  • Democrats cannot stop Trump alone–Moderate R’s and I’s must join D’s in the general or we lose.
  • We will get past Trump. He is an historical aberration. We ‘ll do it from the American Center. And move to higher ground.”


  • “My top priorities include strengthening abortion rights. I plan to advocate for federal legislation protecting a woman’s right to choose.
  • Fighting corruption by pushing for laws to eliminate congressional stock trading and PAC influence.
  • I aim to promote economic policies that benefit working families and defend Social Security against privatization efforts.”

Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.

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