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.