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Former Coshocton City Council Candidate Robert Leist Files to Run Against Householder
7/30/2020- Former Coshocton City Council candidate Robert Leist has filed to run in Ohio’s 72nd District against current State Representative and scandal-ridden former House Speaker Larry Householder.
This week, Householder was indicted on federal charges stemming from a historic $60 million bribery scandal which includes many other Ohio Republican Party members and operatives. Householder was also stripped of his House Speaker title, despite showing no indication he will step down as a state representative.
“2020 has been chaotic enough without having uncertainty regarding our state representation. I have listened to voters’ concerns regarding this matter and am honored to give our district another solid option,” Leist said about his decision to run.
Leist is a registered Libertarian, but is running a write-in campaign as an Independent, as the filing deadline for partisan candidates to appear on the ballot has passed. His team plans to run an active campaign given the circumstances to give the voters of Ohio’s 72nd District a principled option and put Larry Householder out of a job. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is on August 24.