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Rep. Steve Stivers To Resign From Congress

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Tony Dejak
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Associated Press

Representative Steve Stivers is resigning in less than a month.

In a series of tweets, Stivers said he is leaving to head the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

“I'm grateful to the people of #OH15 for putting their trust in me to represent them in the halls of Congress; it has been one of the biggest honors of my life,” he writes.

Stivers has served in Congress since 2011, representing Ohio’s 15th district, which covers parts of Southern Columbus and Upper Arlington, where he lives, as well as south Central Ohio, including Lancaster, Wilmington and Grove City. In 2017, he became chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, which works to elect members of the GOP to congress.

Stivers was re-elected to a sixth term in November.

In his tweets Monday, Stivers highlighted his economic work.

“Throughout my career, I've worked to promote policies that drive our economy forward, get folks to work, and put our fiscal house in order,” he writes.

Stivers worked on the Committee for Financial Services and mostly voted along party lines on issues like tax breaks and financial regulation during his ten years in Washington.

Stivers’ resignation comes as state leaders begin the process of Congressional redistricting where Ohio will likely lose one seat. It takes Stivers out of a potential run for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat.