It’s been a long road back to the head of the Ohio House for Larry Householder. The former speaker became the new speaker in a controversial vote, and he’s the first person in almost sixty years to become speaker a second time. He’s being described as a masterful politician with a combination of a down-home charm and calculating shrewdness.
“I’m deeply honored to be the leader of this house, the People’s House.”
That’s from the speech Larry Householder gave on January 3, 2001 – just after he was unanimously elected speaker.