Long-time credit union champion Steve Stivers to leave Congress

Published by: Andrew Canan

May 5, 2021 | Government Affairs

Recently, Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Upper Arlington) announced he would be resigning from Congress, effective May 16, 2021, to become the new President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Throughout his tenure in Congress, Rep. Stivers has been a champion for credit union issues and will certainly be missed. After all, who can forget his questioning of former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray about a one-size-fits-all regulatory approach?

With his resignation, Rep. Stivers triggered the need for a special election for his replacement. Governor Mike DeWine announced that the primary for the special election for Ohio’s fifteenth Congressional District will take place on Aug. 3, followed by the general election on Nov. 2. As the district ranges from southern portions of Columbus and extends southeast to Athens and west to London and Wilmington, there is expected to be significant interest in the open seat. With a quick filing deadline May 17, several candidates have already announced their intentions. On the Republican side, State Senators Stephanie Kunze (Hilliard) and Bob Peterson (Washington Court House) have both filed their statements of candidacy, as have State Representatives Jeff LaRe (Violet Township), Brian Stewart (Ashville) and Fairfield County commissioner Jeff Fix. For the Democrats, no one has yet filed but State Senator Tina Maharath (Canal Winchester) and State Representative Allison Russo (Upper Arlington) both stated they are considering running for the seat, as has Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano.

Reach out to the League’s Senior Manager of Political and Grassroots Affairs Andrew Canan to learn more about these candidates and how they have partnered with credit unions.


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