Updated Thu, Feb 6, 2014 5:54 pm
Hocking County Prosecutor Laina Fetherolf-Rogers (D-Laurelville) announced Wednesday that she will run for Ohio State Representative, and declared her candidacy for the 78th Ohio House District in Southeastern Ohio.
“As a prosecutor, I recognize the importance of local government, and I will fight to keep it effective and responsive once at the statehouse,” said Fetherolf-Rogers. “Under current state leadership, too many hard-earned taxpayer dollars have been taken from local governments and given to special interests. I’ll work to keep our communities prioritized, especially when it comes to education and criminal justice.”
Since 2009, Fetherolf-Rogers has served as a prosecutor in Hocking County. Prior to her work as prosecutor, she served as an attorney at the Robert Lilley Law Office for four years. Fetherolf-Rogers graduated from Ohio University in 2001 with a bachelor of arts in history and graduated from Capital University in 2004 with a juris doctorate.
She has been married for four years to husband Matt Rogers, is the mother of two boys, and has one step-daughter and one step-son.
Fetherolf-Rogers will run in the 78th Ohio House District, which includes Hocking and Morgan counties as well as parts of Athens, Fairfield, Muskingum and Pickaway Counties.
Fetherolf told The Logan Daily News Wednesday she will remain county prosecutor while seeking election to the Ohio House.
The seat is currently held by Republican Congressman Ron Hood.