West Chester Twp. Trustee George Lang is set to be sworn in Wednesday as the next representative for the 52nd Ohio House District, which means a big decision for township voters — all three township trustee seats will be on the ballot this November.
Not only will the seats for trustees Lee Wong and Mark Welch be up for election, but so will be Lang’s unexpired term, which has two more years remaining.
“West Chester Twp. voters will have a lot to decide,” said Butler County Board of Elections Deputy Director Jocelyn Bucaro. “They can transform the future of their township.”
Lang is set to succeed former Ohio Rep. Margy Conditt, R-Liberty Twp., who resigned on Sept. 8. Conditt, who was elected in to third term in November 2016, had 18 months remaining on her term.
The filing deadline for Lang’s seat is 10 days after it becomes vacant, according to Bucaro.
Because Lang’s resignation will be more than 40 days before November’s General Election, state law mandates the voting public must select the person to fill the remaining two years on the unexpired term.
If Lang’s resignation had happened on or after Sept. 29, then Wong and Welch would have had 30 days to appoint a successor.