December 21, 2014

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Attorney plans run for Matt Lundy’s seat

Brendan Macklin

Brendan Mackin

AVON LAKE — The field of candidates vying to replace state Rep. Matt Lundy, D-Elyria, is getting crowded.

Attorney Brendan Mackin, son of former Avon Lake Municipal Court Judge John Mackin, is the latest to announce that he will seek the seat that Lundy must vacate at the end of the year because of term limits.

Running as a Democrat, Mackin will face Elyria City Councilman Marcus Madison, D-5th Ward, in the primary.

The only Republican to announce his candidacy is North Ridgeville prosecutor Nathan Manning, son of state Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, and the late Lorain County Prosecutor Jeff Manning.

Mackin had previously run for county prosecutor but was defeated in the 2004 Democratic primary by now-county Prosecutor Dennis Will, for whom he later worked.

Mackin, who is married with one son, previously worked as an assistant prosecutor in Cuyahoga County. He is prosecutor and assistant law director for the city of Stow and also is a major in the Ohio Army National Guard.

“Mackin will work to promote economic growth and business development; a fair relationship between labor and business; and support law enforcement and veterans,” a news release said.

Mackin could not be reached for additional comment Tuesday.

Lundy has announced that he will try to oust Lorain County Commissioner Tom Williams, a Republican who is seeking a second term.