THE JOHN M. ASHBROOK AWARD PRESENTED TO SPEAKER BATCHELDER
Contact: Meghan Snyder, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]
Washington, D.C. – Today, The John M. Ashbrook Award was presented to the Honorable William Batchelder, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. The John M. Ashbrook Award is bestowed annually to recognize an individual who upholds the ideals of limited constitutional government championed by John M. Ashbrook, the late Ohio congressman and co-founder of the American Conservative Union.
Speaker Batchelder joins a long list of conservative leaders, such as President Ronald Reagan, in receiving this award.
Speaker Batchelder offered the following comment, “We'll never forget what John did for us in Ohio...Thank you for this very great honor and privilege of being in the same organization, the same function that he first led in the 1950s."
Past Ashbrook Award Recipients:
2013 – David Keene
2012 – John Von Kannon
2011 – John Boehner
2010 – Roy Innis
2009 – Thomas S. Winter
2008 – Lee Edwards
2007 – William A. Rusher
2006 – Paul M. Weyrich
2005 – Henry J. Hyde
2004 – J. Kenneth Blackwell
2003 – Tom Delay
2002 – M. Stanton Evans
2001 – John Ashcroft
2000 – Herbert Romerstein
1999 – Philip M. Crane
1998 – Charlton Heston
1997 – Frank Shakespeare
1996 – Robert H. Krieble
1995 – Malcolm Wallop
1994 – Jesse Helms
1993 – Dan Quayle
1992 – Tom Van Meter
1991 – Jeanne Kirkpatrick
1990 – Fred A. Lennon
1989 – Patrick J. Buchanan
1988 – F. Clifton White
1987 – Edwin Meese III
1986 – Ronald Reagan
The Honorable William Batchelder is the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. He currently is serving his fourth consecutive term and was re-elected by his colleagues to serve a second term as House Speaker during the 130th General Assembly. Speaker Batchelder is the second longest serving Representative in the Ohio House. During his tenure at the Ohio House, Speaker Batchelder has been recognized numerous times with the Watchdog of the Treasury Award. He also received the 4-H Meritorious Service Award and the Friends of 4-H award.
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