Republican Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers announced Monday that he will resign from Congress as of May 16 to run the state’s Chamber of Commerce, depriving the House of a Republican vote until a special election can be held in the firmly red district.
“For the past decade, it has been my honor and privilege to serve the people of Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. Throughout my career, I’ve worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our fiscal house in order,” Stiver tweeted in a statement.
“I’m excited to announce that I will be taking on a new opportunity that allows me to continue to do that. Effective May 16, I will be leaving Congress in order to accept the position of President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce,” he continued.
Some had thought that Stivers would run for Senate to replace the retiring Rob Portman, but Stivers confirmed that will not be happening now.
Stivers thanked his constituents for the “honor” of serving them.
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