Rep. Howse Statement As House Votes To Remove Larry Householder As Speaker
Vote comes amid federal indictment as FBI investigates alleged $60M corruption scheme orchestrated by Householder
 
 

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland) issueda statement today as the Ohio House voted unanimously to strip Larry Householder (R-Glenford) of his role as Speaker of the House. Householder and four associates were indicted by a federal grand jury today amid an ongoing FBI criminal investigation into his connection to an alleged $60 million public corruption and bribery scheme—the largest in state history.


“The people of Ohio deserve elected officials with integrity and who will focus on making their lives better, especially in the midst of a global COVID-19 pandemic and civil uprisings focused on Black Lives Matter. Leadership requires honesty to build trust,” said Rep. Howse. “The removal of Larry Householder as the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives is the first step toward restoring public trust, to better serve our Ohio families and communities. I am committed to fighting for real leadership to ensure justice, equity, and fairness can prevail in the lives of every child, woman and man in our state.”


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