Butler Co. auditor to run for US House Speaker

Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds joins race for US House Speaker. (Photo/Butler County Auditor's Office)
Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds joins race for US House Speaker. (Photo/Butler County Auditor's Office)

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) – Butler County auditor Roger Reynolds is joining the race for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Speaker John Boehner.

Reynolds scheduled a Wednesday announcement in West Chester Township. The Republican has been the county’s auditor since 2008, winning re-election in 2014 with more than 71 percent of the vote.

Second-term Republican state Sen. Bill Beagle of Tipp City joined the 8th District race last week. Troy teacher J.D. Winteregg also is running after a 2014 primary challenge to Boehner, who is stepping down Oct. 30 from the speakership and the congressional seat he first won in 1990.

A large field is expected in the Republican-dominated district. Special election dates haven’t been set.

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