As a result of allegations of unspecified “inappropriate behavior,”Ohio Representative Wes Goodman has resigned from his position as the 87th district representative in the Ohio House of Representatives.
Goodman released this statement:
“Serving as the state representative for the 87th Ohio House District has been one of the great honors of my life. We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life. That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service. For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.”
Speaker of the House Clifford Rosenberger, also made the following statement:
“It is with deep regret that I have asked State Representative Wes Goodman to offer his resignation as a member of the Ohio House. I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behavior related to his state office. I met with him later in the day where he acknowledged and confirmed the allegations. It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.”
A screening panel will be formed to select a new member for the 87th House District seat.
Goodman’s district includes all of Crawford, Morrow and Wyandot counties and parts of Marion and Seneca counties.