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Special Elections Set To Fill Remainder Of Stiver's Congressional Term

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J. Scott Applewhite
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Associated Press

Elections will be held in August and November to fill an upcoming congressional vacancy in central Ohio.

Gov. Mike DeWine said Monday a partisan primary for the special election to fill the 15th Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Steve Stivers will be held Aug. 3 with the general election occurring Nov. 2.

Stivers, a Republican, last week announced plans to step down as of May 16 to oversee the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

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.

The outgoing Congressman told WOSU's Snollygoster podcast we will endorse a candidate and campaign for a candidate to fill his seat in Congress.