Incumbent David Leland, D-Columbus, will retain his Ohio House of Representatives 22nd District seat after defeating Republican opponent Doug Moody in the Nov. 6 election.

According to final, unofficial results from the Ohio Secretary of State’s website, Leland received 32,277 votes (73 percent) to Moody’s 11,932 votes (27 percent).

“I appreciate the support and the outpouring of support from the people in my district,” he said.

Going into his third term, the Columbus resident said he’s looking to oppose a “stand your ground” gun bill in an upcoming lame-duck session, as well as push forward legislation he introduced in August 2017 to condemn neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups that has not yet passed. The bill would direct Ohio law enforcement to recognize neo-Nazi and white nationalist groups as domestic terrorist organizations and investigate such groups with similar resources dedicated to other homegrown terrorist groups.

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