Tuesday, June 07, 2011

OHD-55 Update: Conditt Selected for Coley Seat

The Ohio House of Representatives has a new member today. Speaker Bill Batchelder announced that the committee has selected Dr. Margaret K. Conditt of Liberty Township to replace Bill Coley. Coley left the House to serve in the Senate after Gary Cates resigned to take a job with the Ohio Board of Regents.

“Dr. Conditt will be a valuable addition to our Republican Caucus and to the Ohio House as a whole,” Batchelder said. “Her wide breadth of experiences in both the public and private sector will serve her well as representative of the 55th District.”

Margy is a former Liberty Township trustee who retired from Procter & Gamble in 2006. According to a press release, she received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Colorado. Dr. Conditt also volunteers as a chaplain at the Butler County Jail and is an advisory board member at the Catholic Social Services of Butler and Warren Counties, a campus minister at the Catholic Newman Club of Northern Kentucky University, and a member of the board of directors of Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio.

“The screening panel was very impressed by the well-qualified candidates who applied to fill the position of former Rep. Coley,” said Speaker Pro Tempore Lou Blessing (R-Cincinnati), who served as chairman of the screening committee. “Although each would have served the 55th District with integrity and dedication, the screening panel ultimately decided that Dr. Conditt would best represent the district in the Statehouse.”

Twelve candidates vied for the position which included a screening for a recommendation by the Butler County Republican Party. Conditt will be sworn in during a House session on Wednesday, June 8th.