Monday, February 13, 2012

Speaker Batchelder Announces Mary Brigid "Bridey" Matheney to be Appointed to 98th House District Seat

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today announced that Geauga County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mary Brigid “Bridey” Matheney has been selected by the House Republican Caucus to be appointed to the vacant 98th House District seat. The seat was vacated by former Rep. Richard Hollington, who was recently elected mayor of Hunting Valley.

“The House Republican Caucus is delighted that Mrs. Matheney will be the newest member of the Ohio House,” Speaker Batchelder said. “She has a true passion for public service and has deep roots in her community that will serve the residents of the 98th House District well. I look forward to working with her during this interim period.”

Mrs. Matheney is a 1996 graduate of the University of Dayton and a 1999 cum laude graduate of the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where she served for one year as the executive editor of the Cleveland State Law Review. Since 2006, she has served as the Geauga County assistant prosecuting Attorney and prior to that role, served for more than three years as a law clerk for Judge Michael J. Corrigan of the Eighth District Court of Appeals. Mrs. Matheney also has an extensive legal background as an associate attorney for various law firms in Cleveland.

Mrs. Matheney resides in Bainbridge with her husband Matt and two young boys. She will be sworn in on Tuesday, February 14 during the regularly schedule House session and will serve through a date to be determined in March.