Rosenberger considering a run for Clinton County commissioner

By Gary Huffenberger - [email protected]



WILMINGTON — Not eligible to run for another term in his chamber, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) is “sincerely considering” a run for Clinton County commissioner, a spokesman for Rosenberger confirmed Thursday.

The seat on the Board of Clinton County Commissioners that Rosenberger is “definitely considering” is the one currently held by Clinton County Commissioner Patrick Haley, said Rosenberger spokesman Brad Miller. Haley announced Tuesday he had decided not to seek a third term as commissioner.

Haley’s term doesn’t end until December 2018, but individuals with a party affiliation who are interested in the seat will need to file for the Spring 2018 Primary Election.

Rosenberger will be finishing out his fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives in 2018. He is term-limited and cannot seek to keep his seat in the Ohio House of Representatives.

He represents the 91st House District, which includes Clinton, Highland and Pike counties, and parts of Ross County. For the 132nd General Assembly, he was unanimously re-elected to serve a second term as Speaker of the House.

Now 36, he is a graduate of Clinton-Massie High School and of Wright State University.

Rosenberger accepted a position with the White House in February 2007.

He has also served as the national political events coordinator for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, and as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Interior, Dirk Kempthorne.

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By Gary Huffenberger

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