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Ohio state Rep. Pete Beck says he will run for re-election; Republican faces fraud trial
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 4:31 PM EST
A southwest Ohio legislator facing trial on charges of security fraud, theft and other counts says he's seeking re-election.
Beck rejected calls that he should resign last year after his indictment on charges alleging he misled investors and used their money for personal gain. Through attorneys, he denied the allegations as "scandalous."
Beck is a former mayor and councilman in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Mason.
Mason resident Mary Jo Kubicki also is running in the Republican primary May 6, and Warren County Republicans say there could be another contender.