Republican Congressman Steve Stivers, who has represented Ohio's 15th District since 2011, is stepping down effective May 16th. 

On Monday, Stivers announced that he would be leaving Congress to become the President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. In his statement, Stivers thanked the people of his district, which includes portions of Franklin, Fairfield, Madison, and Pickaway counties. 

Born in Ripley in 1965, Stivers graduated from OSU and holds the rank of Major General in the Ohio Army National Guard.