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Summit County State Lawmakers Call for Rep. Bob Young's Removal from House Leadership Position

August 30, 2023
Casey Weinstein News

COLUMBUS – Summit County state lawmakers Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-Akron) and Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) Tuesday released the following statement after Monday’s arrest of State Rep. Bob Young (R-Green) for the second time in two months: ]

“Though we respect Rep. Bob Young’s family and their privacy during this difficult time, Rep. Young’s alleged pattern of continued behavior directly conflicts with the values we uphold as elected officials and Ohioans,” said Reps. Galonski and Weinstein.  “We have a responsibility to represent our constituents and our state with just and moral behavior. Rep. Young has unfortunately failed to live up to that responsibility. Therefore, we urge House Speaker Jason Stephens to sanction Rep. Young and remove him from his leadership position as chair of the House Pensions Committee.”

Speaker Stephens called on Rep. Young to resign in July after he was indicted by a grand jury in Summit County Common Pleas Court on charges of domestic violence and assault. So far, Rep. Young has resisted calls for his resignation and remains in the powerful position of committee chairman of the House Pensions Committee, a title that carries a $9,000 pay increase.

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