Ahead of the first session in Ohio's 132nd General Assembly, State Representative-elect Jon Cross made a pledge in front of his constituents to represent them to the best of his abilities.

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Cross returned to his hometown of Kenton for a ceremonial public swearing in at the Hardin County Courthouse Friday afternoon (1/4/18). Cross is the first Hardin County native to sit on the state legislature since 1964, and says he is ready to start working with the new assembly.

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"I'm certainly always going to fight for and champion our communities in the 83rd district," said Cross. "I'm looking forward to working with Governor-elect Mike DeWine and his agenda on workforce and economic development to really try to make sure that we can continue to keep businesses here, keep people here, help build a great workforce, help continue to build a great economic engine in Ohio."

Cross will be officially sworn in at the state capitol on Monday January 7, 2019.

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