3 express interest in Margy Conditt’s Butler County seat in Ohio House

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
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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

Those seeking the Butler County GOP’s endorsement to succeed Ohio Rep. Margy Conditt, R-Liberty Twp., in Columbus are due Thursday.

But those who wish to bypass the county Republican Party’s endorsement meeting next week can still apply directly to Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger’s office. Those applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday.

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Conditt, R-Liberty Twp., represents Ohio’s 52nd House District, which includes Fairfield, Liberty and West Chester townships.

So far, West Chester Twp. trustees George Lang and Lee Wong as well as Ohio GOP Central Committee member Ann Becker have expressed interest.

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

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Conditt, who announced her resignation last week, said she is resigning to be able to spend more time with family.

Conditt was appointed to the open House seat in 2011, when it was the 55th Ohio House District, and won election and two re-elections in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

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Last week, Butler County Democratic Party Chairwoman Jocelyn Bucaro expressed 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.”

“We are disappointed that Rep. Conditt will not serve even half of her term and question why she ran for re-election last year,” she said.

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