Thursday, September 15, 2011

Process for Replacement in 18th District Seat

(Columbus) - Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond) announced today the process to fill a pending vacancy in Ohio's 18th District Senate seat.

Due to the upcoming changes to Ohio's senate districts as a result of reapportionment, the Senate Republican Caucus will not accept applications until the Apportionment Board completes its work and the new 18th District lines are finalized. At that time, the Senate will announce a specific timeline for the application process.

Once the timeline is in place, the Senate will follow the same process for filling a vacancy that has been used for previous appointments:

* Applications will be required for consideration
* Applications must be sent or hand-delivered to the Senate office in the Statehouse
* A Screening Committee made up of several members of the Republican Caucus will interview candidates
* The Screening Committee will make a recommendation to the entire Republican Caucus

Incumbent Senator Tim Grendell will be leaving the 18th District seat on September 21 to become a judge of the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas.
Remember, folks, Senator Tom Niehaus retroactively raised our taxes!