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NRI wins primaries for Ohio house

Indian American Jay Goyal has won the Democratic primaries for the Ohio House of Representatives.

india Updated: May 04, 2006 14:03 IST

Indian American, Jay Goyal, has won the Democratic primaries for the Ohio House of Representatives.

The 25-year-old won the Tuesday primaries by securing 61.06 per cent of the votes compared to 38.94 per cent of his opponent Ellen K Haring. Elections for the state house are scheduled in November.

A resident of Richland County, Goyal ran from Ohio's 73rd district.

Son of Indian parents, Goyal is currently vice-president of Goyal Industries, a company his father founded. The company specialises in products for mass transit and passenger rail car industry.

He says he will apply his real world experiences in his political office if he gets elected. Current incumbent Bill Hartnett's term ends this year.

"Access to healthcare is a priority, especially to our seniors and children. Similarly, excellence in our schools and opportunities for higher and continuing education are of critical importance," says Goyal, who returned to Mansfield in Ohio after graduating from Lexington High School.