HOLLAND, OH (Toledo News Now) - The November election is still months away.
But the two candidates for the Fifth District Congressional seat are out campaigning.
They marched Sunday in the Holland Strawberry Festival Parade.
You may not know Democrat Angela Zimmann but she says you will by the time you head to the voting booth.
She's a pastor and professor, has a degree in engineering, and is a mom and foster mom.
Ms. Zimmann faces an uphill battle against Republican incumbent Bob Latta.
"They have been served by someone not interested in their schools. I'm interested in creating good jobs with good benefits. This is a priority for me," said Ms. Zimmann.
The Fifth District has always been a Republican stronghold.
But Ms. Zimmann says she doesn't define herself as a strict Democrat, rather as an Independent with centrist/moderate views.
"People are saying to me all the time, 'We want bi-partisan support. We want someone who can work together with both sides and get something done'," said Ms. Zimmann.
Mr. Latta says he never talks about his opponent.
"You never look over your shoulder. Run flat out," said Mr. Latta.
He adds he'd rather stick with his political agenda.
"The regulations. Obama-care, highest corporate tax rates in the world, energy. That's what the American people want to talk about and that's what we're talking about," said Mr. Latta.