Elected Officials Want Householder Replaced

(Columbus) - Almost two dozen elected officials in the district served by State Rep. Larry Householder (R-Perry County), former State House Speaker, want him removed from office by the House Republican caucus.

In the letter to State House Speaker Bob Cupp, city and county elected officials, mainly from Coshocton County, say their area needs better representation in Columbus, given that Householder received no committee assignments this year, and that Coshocton County received less in state funding than other rural Ohio counties.

Householder was one of five people named in a federal indictment as having received millions of dollars in bribe money from FirstEnergy and related companies, in order to ensure the passage of House Bill 6, which called for power customers to pay more on their bills to bail out the Perry and Davis-Besse nuclear power plants.

Householder has pleaded not guilty. He did step down as Speaker of the House, but was also re-elected in November, running unopposed, except for a few write-in candidates.

(Photo from Rep. Householder's website)

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