COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger announced Monday that State Rep. Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky) will be resigning from his seat in the Ohio House to take a position as Director of Tax and Economic Policy for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

McClain is serving his fourth term in the Ohio House. He represents the 87th district, which includes Crawford, Morrow and Wyandot counties, and parts of Marion and Seneca counties.

According to a news release, McClain has been an integral part of passing legislation on various budget and tax policy issues, including as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. During the 131st General, he also served on the Community and Family Advancement Committee.

“I’m looking forward to pursuing new goals and projects in my position at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, however it will be incredibly sad to leave my colleagues and friends in the Ohio House,” McClain said. “I want to thank Speaker Rosenberger for his continual support and strong leadership, and I look forward to working with him and other House members in my new role. I also want to thank the Ohio Chamber of Commerce for trusting me to serve Ohioans in this new position.”

“Rep. McClain’s expertise and leadership on the issue of tax policy will certainly be missed in the Ohio House,” Speaker Rosenberger said. “I’ve enjoyed working with him over the years and think his efforts have had a direct and positive impact on Ohioans. Jeff is a loyal and consistent public servant who will do great things at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.”

Rep. McClain’s resignation is expected to be effective Oct. 2. His fourth term expires in December, and he is not eligible to run for another term.

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Staff report