Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder received the John M. Ashbrook award today at the Conservative Political Action Conference for his work to uphold the ideals of limited constitutional government.
The award is named after former Ohio Congressman John Ashbrook, who co-founded the American Conservative Union. Previous recipients included U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and late President Ronald Reagan.
"Speaker Batchelder is a legend of the Ohio House and Ohio politics," Ohio GOP Chairman Matt Borges said in a press release. "This recognition is well-earned and deserved."
Batchelder, R-Medina, is in his final year in the Ohio House. He is prohibited from running again because of term limits.