All candidates for Ohio House of Representatives District 51 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

Both of the candidates running in the Nov. 5, 2024, general election for Ohio House of Representatives District 51 — Joe Rinehart (D) and Jodi Salvo (R) — 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 areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?


“I helped organize the Ohio-Erie Canal-way Coalition easement contracts from the Tuscarawas County line to the village of Bolivar and have developed our property for recreational use, along the Historic Greenville Treaty Line and the Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Buckeye Trail, and Great American Rail Trail. I am committed to preserving Ohio’s heritage and natural beauty and improving trail-tourism economic opportunities.

Join me in protecting our vote from rigged elections and protecting our State from corporate profiteers who destroy our land to increase their fortunes.”


“I am passionate about addressing the addiction and mental health crisis. I want to see evidence-based prevention programs in schools and communities, improved access to treatment, individuals diverted from the criminal justice system into appropriate levels of care, integrate mental health services into primary care, expand peer support for recovery, reduce stigma, and invest in workforce development for behavioral health professionals.”

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

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