COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A special election to fill the Ohio congressional seat vacated by former House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) will be held June 7.
Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) set the special election date Sunday, a day after the 65-year-old Boehner's resignation became effective. The winner would serve the remainder of Boehner's term.
Kasich is also directing boards of elections in the 8th district to hold the primary election for the seat on March 15 — the same day as the swing state's presidential primary. A full-time replacement would be picked in the next general election.
Boehner's Republican-dominated district spans six counties across western Ohio. GOP candidates include state Rep. Tim Derickson, Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds, state Sen. Bill Beagle, and Troy teacher J.D. Winteregg.