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Ohio lawmaker Terry Blair dies at age 67
Both Republicans and Democrats praised his work
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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Terry Blair (right) with Gov. John Kasich (left)
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State lawmakers say they’re stunned by the passing of Republican Rep. Terry Blair of Dayton. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has this report on the man who spent more than 25 years in local and state government.

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Before coming to the Statehouse in 2009, Representative Terry Blair spent two decades serving as a township trustee. This is one of the reasons he was appointed to chair the State and Local Government Committee.

House Speaker Bill Batchelder says he’s shocked by Blair’s passing. 

"This is one that is really difficult for me because of the morals and the ethics and the real wonderful ability of chairman that he had and I know I’m going to miss him.”

Blair’s expansive impact on the General Assembly is evident by the outpouring of sympathy from both sides of the aisle. That includes Democratic Rep. Ron Gerberry from Canfield, who worked alongside Blair on the committee.

“He was humble. He was fair. He was a compassionate person who started every committee hearing with a prayer. He was just one of the most genuine people that I have had the distinct honor of serving with.”

Both Gerberry and Batchelder said Blair created a unique committee atmosphere that was open, fair and respectful.

Blair died in a Dayton hospital. The cause of his death was not released. The 67-year-old is survived by his wife, four children and eight grandchildren.

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