9/22/2020 – Libertarian Party of Ohio endorses Robert Leist for Ohio State Representative in the 72nd District against current State Representative and scandal-ridden former House Speaker Larry Householder.
Earlier this year, 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.
“Ohio and the 72nd District need someone who can restore public trust, protect the rights of its citizens and not be bound to corporate interests,” said Libertarian Party of Ohio Political Director Patrick Glasgow in reference to the decision to endorse Leist, “Robert (Leist) has shown through the years his dedication to his community, the state, and individual freedom and we encourage voters to Write In Robert Leist on November 3rd.”
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.
Find out more about Leist at https://www.leistforohio.com/