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Central Ohio Lawmaker Resigns To Move To California

Heather Bishoff
Stonewall Columbus

A Democratic state lawmaker from central Ohio has resigned, saying she is moving to California to focus on her family and her small business, a financial group.

Heather Bishoff was elected to the Ohio House in 2012 and was in her second term representing communities east and south of downtown Columbus. The Army Reserve veteran from Blacklick resigned from the Legislature on Monday. 

Bishoff is planning on moving to San Diego, where her and their other children will be close to her oldest son, who is a Marine recruit stationed in the area, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

In a parting letter, Bishoff says she wishes her colleagues the best in continuing to maintain the quality of life for all Ohioans.

The House Democratic Caucus says it expects to have a screening panel choose Bishoff's replacement in the coming weeks.