More Butler County names surface to replace outgoing state lawmaker

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More Butler County names surface to replace outgoing state lawmaker

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State Rep. Margy Conditt, R- Liberty Twp., will step down on Sept. 8 as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. She announced her resignation last week saying she wanted to spend more time with family. CONTRIBUTED

The deadline for candidates to send their applications to the Ohio Speaker of the House to fill the upcoming vacancy representing the 52nd Ohio House District seat is Friday.

Those who want the Butler County GOP’s endorsement to succeed Ohio Rep. Margy Conditt, R-Liberty Twp., need to apply by the end of the day today. But the party’s endorsement is not necessary to seek the position and applicants can apply directly to the Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger.

Here are those who have applied and expressed interest (listed alphabetically with current work experience) in being appointed by Rosenberger to the 52nd Ohio House District seat:

  • Ann Becker, of West Chester Twp., 41, Butler County Connect co-owner and creative director; Ohio GOP State Central Committeewoman
  • John Haberer, of West Chester Twp., 53, BlueStar US practice manager for network infrastructure; board member for Cherry Lane Farm in West Chester Twp.; treasurer for Hampshire Commons in Cleveland
  • Grace Kendrick, of West Chester Twp., 51, Molina Healthcare, Inc. Associate Vice President
  • Jeff Kursman, of Liberty Twp., 46, Fifth Third Bank vice president of Corporate Communications & Public Relations; Butler County Central Committee member
  • George Lang, of West Chester Twp., 55, West Chester Twp. trustee serving his fourth term; consultant with Performance Benefits Solutions, owner of the Lang Agency
  • Anu Mital, of Liberty Twp., 34, physician and partner of Chetna Mital, MD LLC; Butler County Care Facility assistant medical director; Birchwood Car Center medical director
  • Lee Wong, of West Chester Twp., 65, West Chester Twp. trustee serving his third term; Butler County probation officer

The GOP endorsement meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Ronald Reagan Lodge at the Voice of America MetroPark.

Conditt announced last week she was stepping down from her Statehouse seat on Sept. 8 to spend more time with her family.

Butler County Democratic Party Chairwoman Jocelyn Bucaro expressed last week her disappointment in Conditt’s resignation and says it opens the door “to enable Republican Party insiders to anoint yet another successor who answers to party bosses and not the voters they’re supposed to represent.”

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