Derek Merrin

Candidate for U.S. Congress (OH-09)

Derek Merrin is taking on a forty-year congressional veteran, Democrat Marcy Kaptur. Kaptur has especially poor relations with pro-Israel supporters, whereas Merrin, a long-time leader in the Ohio House of Representatives, is a rock-solid Israel ally. Because Kaptur is a senior member of the powerful Appropriations committee, Merrin is counting on grassroots Republicans across the nation to help him close the money gap in this race.