Click plans Meet & Greet

Gary Click (R-Fremont) is planning a Meet & Greet 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Reino’s Catering & Party Room, 120 S. Washington St.

Click, a candidate for Ohio’s 88th District House of Representatives seat, said he decided to run for state representative because he’s interested in giving back to the community and because people asked him to.

“It’s a mixture of me wanting to invest and make a difference in my community and the urging of people in the community for me to run,” he said.

“I’m a student of history,” he said. “When you go back into the early days of our county when people asked you to run, the responsible thing to do was to respond. I feel like I will do a good job and I feel like I have enough support to win.”

So Click said he talked to God, his wife and supporters about it.

Click, who has been pastor of Fremont Baptist Temple for 13 years, said he became involved in politics when he began lobbying in Washington D.C. on conservative values about 10 years ago.

“I lobbied for our freedom to continue to do what we do,” he said. “That put me in contact with a lot of people.”

He then received a spot on the Sandusky County Republican Committee and, in 2017, started to represent seven counties, including Seneca, on the state Republican Committee.

Click said he has worked in the administrations or on the campaigns of politicians Josh Mandell, Jon Husted and Mike DeWine, reaching out to leaders in the faith community.

“I’ve been labeled by some people as a common-sense conservative, but I also realize sometimes you have to work across the aisle,” he said. “You have to be able to work with people. But when it comes to differences, I’m going to stand strong on conservative values.”

For more information, visit garyclick.com or follow him at facebook.com/garyclickforohio or twitter.com/clickforohio.