Householder-supported candidates appear on track to win

By: - November 3, 2020 10:10 pm

Rep. Larry Householder, R-Glenford.

Back in January 2020, then-Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder donated the maximum possible amount in support of six Republican legislative candidates.

Five of them won their Republican primaries and are competing in the General Election. All five appear to be on track to win their state representative seats: Marilyn John in the 2nd District; Tom Young (42nd District); Jean Schmidt (65th District); Brian Lampton (73rd District); and Brian Stewart (78th District). 

In July, Householder was arrested as part of a federal investigation into alleged bribery involving a nuclear bailout bill. Within days, the Ohio Capital Journal reported, three of the five candidates announced plans to donate or return Householder’s cash: John, Young and Stewart. 

Householder, still on trial for corruption, is up for re-election tonight in the 72nd District and appears poised to win against four write-in candidates.

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Tyler Buchanan
Tyler Buchanan

Tyler Buchanan is an award-winning journalist who has covered Ohio politics and government for the past decade. A Bellevue native and graduate of Bowling Green State University, he most recently spent 6 1/2 years as a reporter and editor of The Athens Messenger and Vinton-Jackson Courier newspapers. He is a member of the BG News Alumni Society Board and was a 2019 fellow in the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.