Republican Rep. Steve Stivers is stepping down from his seat to become the CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Congress, according to Fox News.
“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.”
“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.”
Stivers was in command of the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Stivers announcement disqualifies him from running for the GOP nomination in 2022 to take Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s chair
From Fox News:
Stivers represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, which includes the southern portions of Columbus, as well as suburban, exurban and rural areas to the south and west of Ohio’s capital city.
Stivers was a state senator when he first ran for Congress in 2008, narrowly losing to Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy in the race for an open seat. But he defeated Kilroy in the 2010 rematch and has won reelection ever since, easily cruising to a sixth term last November by more than 26 points.
The early retirement of Stivers, a major general in the Ohio National Guard, will set up a special election to replace him.