Mon November 14, 2011
Ohio Legislator in Cincy Moves After Redistricting
A Cincinnati Democrat who wants to remain in the Ohio House has moved out of her own house.
State Rep. Denise Driehaus moved from her home in the West Price Hill neighborhood to a place a couple miles away in the Clifton area. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that a redrawing of Ohio's legislative map put her into a heavily Republican district. Her new home district is heavily Democratic.
Longtime Toledo lawmaker Teresa Fedor also moved recently, in her case to avoid a Democratic primary faceoff.
Ohio officials say 12 state representatives have been put into districts together in the once-every-decade overhaul of legislative boundaries to reflect population changes.
Driehaus' new district doesn't have an incumbent and is likely to draw several Democratic primary contenders.