WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker has joined the growing field for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Speaker John Boehner.
Fourth-term state Rep. Tim Derickson of Hanover Township says he'll bring "common-sense policies based on conservative principles" to Congress.
Other Republicans in the race so far include Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds, state Sen. Bill Beagle of Tipp City, and Troy teacher J.D. Winteregg. No Democrats have joined the race yet.
Boehner had planned to step down Oct. 30, but his departure could be delayed until House Republicans have a new speaker chosen. Special election dates haven't been set for the Republican-dominated 8th district.