The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party says Republican State Representative Bob Mecklenborg should resign from his seat in the legislature. Chris Redfern says Mecklenborg endangered lives back in April when he was stopped by law enforcement in Indiana and subsequently arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence. Redfern is also calling on House Speaker Bill Batchelder to remove Mecklenborg from his seat on the House Ethics Committee. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles caught up with Speaker Batchelder after house session to talk about Mecklenborg’s situation.
Mecklenborg did not attend house session earlier today. Mecklenborg faces a court date for the OVI charge later this month.