Stivers Retirement Means Another Special Election

U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15) has announced he will retire from Congress in mid-May to lead the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. The Republican, 56, has served in the U.S. House for the past decade. The OMA thanks Rep. Stivers for his service to our country and looks forward to working with the chamber to further improve Ohio’s business climate.

Politico reports that Stivers’ departure will create a special election in “a deep-red seat in central Ohio that backed former President Donald Trump by double-digit margins in both 2016 and 2020.” State Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Ashville) and Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) have already announced they will seek the open seat.

Prior to Stivers’ announcement, Ohio was already planning to hold a special congressional election in November to fill the 11th Congressional District seat of former Rep. Marcia Fudge (D), who is now the secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 4/19/2021