- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) - A state legislator has joined the growing field for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur).

Fourth-term Rep. Tim Derickson of Hanover Township says he’ll bring “common-sense policies based on conservative principles” to Congress.

Other Republicans in the race so far include Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds, second-term state Sen. Bill Beagle of Tipp City, and Troy teacher J.D. Winteregg, who challenged Boehner in the 2014 primary.

Boehner had planned to step down Oct. 30 from the speakership and the congressional seat he first won in 1990, but his departure could be delayed until House Republicans have a new speaker chosen.

Special election dates haven’t been set for the Republican-dominated 8th district, which stretches across six western Ohio counties.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide