Friday, August 28, 2009

Ohio House GOP Screening Panel Defines Timeline for District 67

COLUMBUS – House Republicans today announced the following timeline for appointing the next representative of the 67th House District to serve in the 128th General Assembly.

Interested parties were asked to submit their application no later than close of business today, Friday, August 28, 2009. To date, candidates for the seat include: Peter A. Beck, Jeffrey D. Monroe and Michael Eshleman.

“The panel will thoroughly research documents provided to identify the best candidate for the people of Warren County,” Maag said. “This candidate will possess the fundamental character, integrity and work ethic that are reflected in all citizens of the 67th House District.”

The screening panel consisting of ten representatives will convene on Wednesday, September 16. Panel members will conduct interviews and discuss each candidate thoroughly before reporting findings to the full caucus. Immediately following, the caucus as a whole will vote and announce the appointee, who will be sworn in during the following week’s session.

“With this timely deliberation and fair process, the panel and caucus as a whole can better serve the citizens of the 67th District,” Adams said. “Appointing a member of the General Assembly is a rare and distinct privilege that will have an unquestionable impact on the citizens.”

The panel was formed to find the best suited replacement for the seat vacated by former State Representative Shannon Jones (R-Springboro), who has since been appointed to the Ohio Senate.