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Damschroder undergoes heart surgery

COLUMBUS – State Representative Rex Damschroder (R-Fremont) is scheduled to undergo triple bypass surgery Wednesday morning at The Toledo Hospital following a heart attack on Monday.

“I have been in touch with Rep. Damschroder personally and am pleased that he expects a full recovery,” Ohio House Speaker William G. Batchelder said. “Rex is an astoundingly dedicated public servant to the people of northwest Ohio, and our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his wife.”

Rep. Damschroder has been in touch with Speaker Batchelder and the 81st House District office in Columbus.

“Representative Damschroder is in good spirits and resting comfortably with family and friends at the Toledo Hospital,” said Todd Thatcher, legislative aide to Rep. Damschroder. “He greatly appreciates the well-wishes of the people of the 81st House District and looks forward to getting back to work after his recovery period.”

Speaker Batchelder indicated that the work of the 81st District will continue as normal during Rep. Damschroder’s absence. If constituents are in need of assistance, they are encouraged to call his office at (614) 466-1374 or email the office at