Republicans in Washington County gathered this evening for the annual Reagan Day Dinner.
Special guest Senator Jon Husted was on hand talking with folks about his campaign for secretary of state.
Senator Husted says the campaign is a solution to getting Ohio back on its feet.
"I think a lot of people are very frustrated about the fact that we've lost over 300,000 jobs in the state over the last year, people are out of work, there's sort of a growing fear that Ohio's best days are in it's past, and I'm gonna try to recharge them and help them understand that help is on the way," Senator Husted said.
He says if elected he would work in a bi-partisan manner to solve Ohio's problems.