Thursday, May 26, 2011

Speaker Batchelder Announces Screening Panel to Replace Former Rep. Coley

COLUMBUS—Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and members of the House Republican Caucus today announced that a screening panel will soon begin screening candidates who wish to replace former Representative Bill Coley (R-West Chester Twp.). Mr. Coley was appointed by the Ohio Senate to represent Senate District 4 following the departure of Senator Gary Cates for the Ohio Board of Regents.
Speaker Pro Tempore Lou Blessing (R-Cincinnati), who will chair the screening panel, will be joined by Reps. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance), Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville), Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) and Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon).
Residents of the 55th House District who wish to be considered for the appointment should provide a letter of interest to Speaker Batchelder at 77 South High Street, 14th floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215 by Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 5 p.m. The screening panel will contact applicants after the June 1st deadline with further details regarding the screening of candidates.
Candidates can expect to be screened the week of June 6th and, after a vote of the House Republican Caucus, the new member should expect to be appointed during House session on Wednesday, June 8th.
MATT'S CHAT: Not sure why Christina Hagan is on this panel...has she even graduated yet?