Con­gres­sion­al chaos and a cushy gig could push out anoth­er Repub­li­can in a key state

Rep. Bill John­son (R‑OH) may join the wave of House Repub­li­cans step­ping down next year, as he is expect­ed to receive an offer to serve as Youngstown State Uni­ver­si­ty’s 10th pres­i­dent.
The Youngstown State Uni­ver­si­ty Board of Trustees vot­ed 8–1 on Thurs­day to offer the lead­er­ship posi­tion to John­son, accord­ing to the Can­ton Repos­i­to­ry.
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John­son, who was elect­ed to Con­gress in 2010, rep­re­sent­ing Ohio’s 6th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict, said on Thurs­day he is con­sid­er­ing the offer but has yet to make a final deci­sion and is still focused on rep­re­sent­ing Ohio.
“Very recent­ly, I was made aware of the oppor­tu­ni­ty to become pres­i­dent of Youngstown State Uni­ver­si­ty by a nation­al exec­u­tive search firm,” John­son post­ed in a state­ment on X, for­mer­ly known as Twit­ter.
Dur­ing John­son’s first run for Con­gress, he resided in Poland, Ohio, a Youngstown sub­urb, and he has strong ties to the com­mu­ni­ty. He defeat­ed incum­bent Demo­c­rat Charles Wil­son, flip­ping the seat red for the first time in more than a decade.
“When I was approached about lead­ing this great uni­ver­si­ty, with stu­dent suc­cess at the fore­front, and help­ing to pre­pare the next gen­er­a­tion of Amer­i­cans to lead, …