Former ABA chair Wilson recommended for Ohio Senate seat

Steve Wilson, chairman of LCNB Corporation and LCNB National Bank in Lebanon, Ohio, was recommended to fill the vacancy in Ohio’s Seventh District for the state senate.

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson, chairman of LCNB Corporation and LCNB National Bank in Lebanon, Ohio, was recommended to fill the vacancy in Ohio’s Seventh District for the state senate.

A seven-member screening committee met with five applicants and ultimately recommended Wilson for appointment. “Steve has a tremendous record of leadership in the private sector,” said Larry Obhof, Ohio Senate president. “Steve offers a unique depth of experience, temperament and understanding of the issues impacting this region of the state, and we’re confident his constituents will agree.”

Wilson’s term will end in 2018; he will need to run for office if he plans to continue after that.

The seat became available when former senator Shannon Jones (R-Clearcreek Township) resigned to become a Warren County (Ohio) commissioner. By law, the 24-member Senate Republican caucus is responsible for appointing a temporary replacement to the seat. The caucus plans to meet by the end of January to accept the screening committee’s recommendation and seat Wilson.

LCNB is a $1.3 billion institution with 36 offices throughout the state. Wilson has 41 years’ experience in the banking industry, including as a Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland board member and chairman of the American Bankers Association.