Indicted Householder wins statehouse reelection, but next term might be short


"Being indicted at the center of the state's largest public corruption scandal didn't prevent Rep. Larry Householder from getting reelected on Tuesday, but House Republicans hinted his next term might be a short one.

In the race to represent the 72nd Ohio House District, Householder, R-Glenford, received 30,546 votes in the three-county district, according to the Ohio Secretary of State's website, which gave no totals for his four write-in opponents.

The incumbent was removed from his position as House Speaker, but not a state representative. He resisted calls to resign and was the only candidate to appear on the ballot. No Democrat filed for the office initially and the arrest came too late for anyone else to run as anything other than a write-in."

--Anna Staver, Jessie Balmert, and Kent Mallett, The Columbus Dispatch

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