COLUMBUS — A senior Republican congressman from Ohio is resigning his seat to take the helm of a business policy group back home.
In an announcement Thursday, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi says he has not decided on an exact departure date, but it will be sometime before his current term ends Jan. 31.
The 54-year-old Tiberi has held the central Ohio seat since 2001.
He's been tapped to succeed the retiring president of the Ohio Business Roundtable.
The 25-year-old organization conducts research and drives debate in a range of policy areas that participating CEOs have identified as economic priorities for Ohio.
Tiberi's announcement comes amid a spate of congressional resignations by Republicans. His mother also died recently, leaving behind his widowed father.
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