COLUMBUS—State Representative Lou Blessing (R-Cincinnati), who chaired the panel screening candidates for two vacant House seats today, announced that the panel unanimously recommended Dorothy Liggett Pelanda of for the 83rd House District seat and Brian Hill of for the 94th House District seat. The 83rd and 94th House District seats were recently vacated by former Reps. David Burke (R-Marysville) and Balderson (R-Zanesville), who were each recently appointed to the Senate.“The recommendation was difficult because we had several outstanding candidates for each vacancy,” Rep. Blessing said. “But, we are confident and unanimous in our recommendation that these people will make an excellent addition to the House Republican Caucus.”Dorothy Liggett Pelanda is a private practice attorney from Marysville. She is a 1974 graduate of and holds an undergraduate degree from and her law degree from the of Law. She is also a lifelong member of the Marysville United Methodist Church, the Chamber of Commerce and Union County Bar Association. Ms. Pelanda has two sons and one daughter.Brian Hill is a two-term Commissioner, having been first elected in 2004, and has owned and operated a family farm in Zanesville for over thirty years. Mr. Hill is a member of the Muskingum County Farm Bureau and the Muskingum County Cattleman’s Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree from and is a lifelong resident of , where he resides with his wife and three children.Rep. Blessing and members of the screening panel will recommend Ms. Pelanda and Mr. Hill to the full House Republican Caucus tomorrow morning. Pending a final vote by the full caucus, each candidate will be sworn in during House Session tomorrow morning at 11:00am.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Screening Panel Unanimously Recommends Pelanda, Hill for House Vacancies