COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – State legislator Bob Hagan is leaving the General Assembly because of term limits, but he still wants to represent part of the area.
The Youngstown Democrat announced his candidacy for the Eighth District seat on the Ohio State Board of Education.
Hagan said a news release he is seeking the post because it will enable him to continue working to improve primary and secondary education in the state of Ohio.
“Improving our schools and ensuring that our state’s children have access to the high quality education they need to reach their full potential in work and in life has been a priority for me since my first day in the Ohio House,” Hagan said. “Joining the State Board of Education will provide me with the opportunity to continue my efforts to strengthen and enhance our public schools.”
Hagan said if elected he will be targeting charter schools for tax dollar accountability.
The Eighth SBOE District is comprised of Mahoning, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. Hagan has been a State Rep, and State Senator for 28 years representing the Mahoning, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. Debra Cain of Uniontown who now represents the District is not seeking reelection.