HUDSON — A current city council member is looking to compete against a former city council member for a state office next fall.

Ward 4 City Council member Beth Bigham has turned in petitions to run as a Republican in the Ohio House’s 37th District race against Democratic incumbent Casey Weinstein, who previously served on city council.

The primary election is scheduled for March 17, 2020.

Bigham was appointed to city council in 2016, and then finished the remaining two years of the term after winning election in 2017. Bigham was then re-elected to a four-year term in the November election and started that new term at the beginning of this month.

Weinstein served on Hudson City Council from 2016 through 2018, stepping down after he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in November 2018.

If both Bigham and Weinstein have their petitions certified by the Summit County Board of Elections, they will advance to the November general election ballot.

Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421,, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.