Congressman Bill Johnson pays visit to AVC Communications
By Daniel Barnett
Published February 10, 2016
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CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Congressman Bill Johnson visited AVC Communications earlier this week as he spoke to business owners in his Sixth Congressional District.
AVC President Joel Losego gave Congressman Johnson and his staff a tour of AVC's headquarters high atop College Hill in Cambridge on Monday afternoon. AVC Communications is one of only a handful of independent, family-owned radio networks remaining in the United States. Johnson said that he was particularly interested in learning about the company because AVC's six radio stations cover a massive swath of his congressional district.
Following his tour, Congressman Johnson discussed a range of issues most impactful to the Sixth Congressional District and the country, as a whole. As a newly-appointed member of the U.S. House's Budget Committee, Johnson said one of his highest priorities is balancing the national budget:
Johnson said that his position on the Energy and Commerce committee also allows him to push for use of Ohio's natural resources, including coal, oil and natural gas. But, Johnson added, an all-of-the-above energy policy is what will help the country move forward as a global energy power:
Two Democratic challengers - Belpre Mayor Mike Lorentz and former Meigs County commissioner Mick Davenport - are vying in March's Democratic primary for the opportunity to challenge Congressman Johnson for his seat in November.
Ohio's Sixth Congressional District includes all of Carroll, Columbiana, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Noble and Washington counties, and portions of Athens, Belmont, Mahoning, Muskingum, Scioto and Tuscarawas counties.