Ohio Governor Announces Election Dates for Seat in Congress

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced dates for special elections to fill the seat of a Republican congressman resigning to take the helm of a business policy group.

Current U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi is leaving Jan. 16 to serve as president of the Ohio Business Roundtable in Columbus.

Tiberi has held his seat in central Ohio since 2001. His two-year term was due to end in January 2019.

Kasich’s office said Friday the special election primary will be May 8 and the general election Aug. 7.

The roundtable conducts research and drives debate in a range of policy areas that participating CEOs have identified as economic priorities for Ohio.