Stewart announces run for Congress

CIRCLEVILLE — Brian Stewart, District 78 Representative to the Ohio House, which includes the eastern half of Pickaway County, has announced his bid for U.S. Congress.

Stewart, 37, made the announcement Monday evening following the news that Steve Stivers would be stepping down on May 16 to take the job of president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Ohio House District 78 and Ohio Congressional District 15, the district Stivers represents, have a lot of overlap.

“Congressman Stivers is a good friend, and he has been a fantastic leader for our communities,” Stewart said. “I thank him for his service in Congress and I wish him well in this new chapter of his life. His leadership has made our beloved state and nation stronger and better equipped to meet the challenges that are on the horizon.

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