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More than 30 Ohio Republicans call on Rep. Bob Young to resign following second arrest

By: - September 8, 2023 4:55 am

Ohio state Rep. Bob Young. Photo from the Summit County Jail.

More than 30 Ohio Republicans have called on state Rep. Bob Young to resign following his second arrest, according to a document obtained by News 5.

Young (R-Green) is facing three charges: domestic violence, assault and violation of a protection order. The first two stemmed from an incident in July, and the third at the end of August.

“Serving in the Ohio House of Representatives is a privilege – not a right. While our prayers are with the family of Rep. Bob Young during this difficult period for them, we have serious concerns about his recent conduct, and it is clear that he is unable to provide effective representation to his constituents at this time. We genuinely hope that our colleague can receive the help he needs, and with that being the utmost importance, we call on Rep. Bob Young to resign,” the letter states.

It was signed by 34 members of the Republican party, however, Speaker Jason Stephens has already asked Young to resign after his initial arrest.

The Republican was removed from his committee leadership position last Thursday following his second arrest.

News 5’s Morgan Trau has been covering this case extensively. Read more by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom.

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Morgan Trau
Morgan Trau

Morgan Trau is a political reporter and multimedia journalist based out of the WEWS Columbus Bureau. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Trau has previously worked as an investigative, political and fact-checking reporter in Grand Rapids, Mich. at WZZM-TV; a reporter and MMJ in Spokane, Wash. at KREM-TV and has interned at 60 Minutes and worked for CBS Interactive and PBS NewsHour.