House Speaker

DAN HORRIGAN
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU public radio

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, June 4: 

A photo of Ryan Smith, left, and Larry Householder, right.
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Last Tuesday’s primary election could have a big impact on who gets elected by state lawmakers to be the House speaker this week. 

Even before former Speaker Cliff Rosenberger resigned in April amid questions swirling around him about an FBI inquiry, two candidates wanted to be the next speaker.

A headshot of Rep. Andy Thompson of Marietta, in the running for House Speaker.
OHIO HOUSE

Another state representative has confirmed he’s interested in the job of speaker of the Ohio House, now that Cliff Rosenberger has resigned following reports that the FBI is questioning his travel with lobbyists connected to payday lending. 

Republican Rep. Andy Thompson of Marietta says he has a lot he’d like to see the House do in the next few months. He says since he’s term limited, he’s uniquely positioned to step into the short-term speaker’s role through the end of the year.