Breaking: State Rep. Allan Sayre Resigns- DemocRATS Jumping Ship?
Another sign that Democrats are on their way out of the majority in the Ohio House of Representatives:
Ohio Rep. Allan Sayre announced Wednesday that he will resign from office this month to take a job in Tuscarawas County government.
Sayre, D-Dover, said in a news release that he will accept a new position as chief deputy auditor in the Tuscarawas County Auditor’s Office and will begin the job June 1. His resignation from the Ohio House will become effective May 31.
Sayre did not immediately return phone messages left at his office and home late Wednesday seeking comment.
House Democrats will form a committee to interview possible replacements. After the interview process, a recommendation is typically made by the committee and a vote of the entire caucus will follow. This replacement will fill the vacant seat for the remainder of the term, which ends Dec. 31.
Sayre had sought re-election this year and ran unopposed on May 4 for the Democratic nomination to the 96th District Ohio House seat. A committee comprised of county chairmen in the district will meet to select a person to fill the vacancy on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.
Al Landis, also of Dover, won the Republican nomination to the seat in the May 4 primary election. He also did not immediately return calls seeking comment Wednesday.
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