House Speaker William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) and Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond) announced that, after a lengthy screening process, former Franklin County State Representative Larry Wolpert has been chosen to serve as the executive director of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). Created in 1977, JCARR reviews proposed new, amended and rescinded rules by executive state agencies.

“We are delighted that Representative Wolpert will lead JCARR and execute the important check-and-balance functions of the committee,” Speaker Batchelder and President Niehaus said in a joint statement. “His diligent, thoughtful legislative work in the House as well as his work in the private sector suit him well for this position.”

Rep. Wolpert served western Franklin County in the Ohio House of Representatives from 2000-2008 and was not able to seek re-election due to term limits. Prior to his service in the Legislature, Mr. Wolpert was a member of Hilliard City Council and employed with Grange Insurance. Currently, Mr. Wolpert is a member of the Ohio Elections Commission and will step down from that position in the coming weeks.

Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield), the chairman of JCARR, praised Wolpert and other candidates under consideration. “While we had an outstanding class of candidates to choose from, I am very grateful that Larry has decided to work with us in this important legislative function,” Rep. McGregor said. “I enjoyed working with him when we were colleagues in the Ohio House of Representatives and I look forward to working with him again.”

Rep. Wolpert’s tenure with JCARR begins on April 1, 2011. He resides in Upper Arlington with his wife.


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