Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today announced that the Republican Caucus has selected Gary Scherer of Circleville to replace former Rep. Bob Peterson (R-Sabina), who was appointed to the Ohio Senate. Mr. Scherer was selected by the House Republican Caucus screening panel after interviewing applicants over the weekend. The panel also included the chairman of the Fayette, Pickaway and Ross Republican parties.
“During the interview process, we had the opportunity to meet and talk with a number of qualified applicants,” said Representative Matt Huffman (R-Lima), who chaired the screening panel. “In the end, however, it was clear to the panel that the experience and credentials of Gary Scherer made him the most qualified person to fill the seat.”
A member of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the National Rifle Association, Scherer also has served as president of the Circleville Rotary Club and the Circleville-Pickaway Chamber of Commerce.
Scherer graduated from The Ohio State University in 1976 with a degree in accounting. He lives with Debbie, his wife of 35 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.