House GOP Leader Boehner Avoids Primary Challenge

Posted June 19, 2009 at 11:43am
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Richard Jones

House Minority Leader John A. Boehner has his hands full working to shape the Republican response to President Obama’s legislative agenda. But Boehner at least no longer has to worry about a 2010 GOP primary challenge by the sheriff of his home county in western Ohio.

Richard K. Jones , the elected sheriff in Butler County, has decided to not challenge Boehner after mulling the possibility for a few weeks, the Dayton Daily News reported . Boehner is expected to seek a 10th House term next year in Ohio’s 8th District north of Cincinnati and north and west of Dayton.  

“After extensive review and discussions with various individuals in the political and private sectors, and given the current economic conditions and local needs, I have decided to continue as sheriff of Butler County,” Jones said in a statement.