Goodman issued the following 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.”
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Last month, Findlay Republican Cliff Hite resigned his seat in the Ohio Senate after allegations surfaced that he had sexually harassed an employee of the Legislative Service Commission, which drafts and analyzes bills for the General Assembly.
Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, and Rosenberger both said they are mandating sexual harassment training for their chambers.
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