Gov. John Kasich has set the dates for the special primary and election to find Congressman John Boehner’s replacement.
According to a news release, Secretary of State Jon Husted directed boards of elections for the counties in the 8th Congressional District to begin preparing.
The special primary for the seat will be held March 15 of the next year. It’ll be held in conjunction with the 2016 Presidential Primary Election. The special general election will be June 7.
Candidates must declare their intent to run in Butler County by Dec. 16. Several Republicans have expressed an interest – Sen. Bill Beagle, Rep. Tim Derickson, Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds are the officeholders who say they’ll run. Scott George and JD Winteregg also plan to run for the seat.
A Democrat hasn’t won the 8th Congressional district since 1932.