Process for Replacing State Sens. Dann & Wilson
Ah, so that's how they do it. The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus has sent out a press release explaining the procedure for replacing State Sen. Marc Dann (D-Liberty Township) of the 30th District, who was elected Attorney General of Ohio, and State Sen. Charlie Wilson (D-St. Clairsville) of the 32nd District, who was elected to Congress to replace governor-elect Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon) in the 6th Congressional District:
1) Each Democratic county party chair in each district will submit three recommendations by Monday, November 20th.Note that the 127th General Assembly is the new one, not the current one. So, the vote will not include Dann, Wilson, or other departing senators like C.J. Prentiss, Eric Fingerhut or Bob Hagan, but will include newly-elected Sue Morano, Shirley Smith, Lance Mason, and John Boccieri.
2) Candidates will be interviewed the week of November 27th.
3) Democratic Senate members of the 127th General Assembly will vote that same week to determine the replacements.
ADDENDUM: Just for the record, the Democratic state representatives that serve in the 30th Senate District are John Domenick (D-Smithfield) in the 95th House District and Allan Sayre (D-Dover) in the 96th House District, and those in the 32nd Senate District are Sandra Stabile Harwood (D-Niles) in the 65th House District and George Distel (D-Conneaut) in the 99th House District. Distel will be term-limited in 2008 (h/t WLST).
I'm just saying.