Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R) — who represented Ohio’s 15th Congressional District for the past decade before resigning last month to lead the Ohio Chamber — has endorsed state Rep. Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Township) for Stivers’ old seat. A special election primary will be held Aug. 3; the general election will be held Nov. 2.
LaRe is a former Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy. According to The Columbus Dispatch (subscription), Stivers’ endorsement could give LaRe an edge in a crowded GOP primary against 11 other Republicans. 6/3/2021