The Ohio House Democratic screening panel tasked with finding a replacement for the 20th Ohio House district seat, previously held by Heather Bishoff (D-Blacklick), has recommended Richard D. Brown of Canal Winchester to fill the remainder of Bishoff’s term.
As an attorney practicing private law for over 35 years, Brown has an AV peer rating, the highest for attorneys. He also has seven years of experience as a hearing examiner for the Ohio Department of Commerce presiding over and deciding administrative cases and writing decisions.
“I believe my professional experience and passion for serving my community will help better the lives of families and taxpayers of the 20th district,” said Brown. “Too many Ohioans feel their voices are not being heard by their elected officials and feel politicians have strayed from their promises of economic stability and growth. I will work tirelessly to bring good-paying jobs to our district to improve the economic stability of our community’s businesses and families.”
In addition to serving as a mediator and arbitrator, Brown has successfully filed and defended oil and gas, medical malpractice, and insurance coverage cases in courtrooms throughout Ohio and various federal courts, including the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brown earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Cincinnati and a juris doctorate from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, and Defense Research Institute.
The screening panel’s recommendation is expected to be approved by House Democratic legislators during legislative session.