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CU Friend Named Ohio House Minority Leader
COLUMBUS, Ohio (5/31/13)--State Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard (D-Columbus), a friend of credit unions, has been elected House Minority Leader in the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Credit Union League said.

Maxwell replaces Rep. Armond Budish (D-Cleveland), who will resign to run for Cuyahoga County Executive (eLuminations Newsletter May 30).

A credit union supporter, Heard has sponsored past public funds legislation, the league said, adding it is looking forward to working with her and her team.

Joining Heard in leadership posts in the House Democratic caucus will be Reps. Debbie Phillips (D-Athens) as assistant minority leader, Mike Ashford (D-Toledo) as minority whip, and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) as assistant minority whip.
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