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Akron Senator Works as Trump's Advance Man During Inauguration

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Akron area State Senator Frank LaRose has helped organize events for John McCain and John Kasich in the past.

Plenty of major players in Ohio politics are in Washington, DC for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. But one state leader helped put on the event itself.

Akron area senator Frank LaRose (R) has a reputation nationwide as an advance man. He’s helped carry out campaign events and rallies for several presidential candidates such as John McCain and John Kasich.

For the inauguration, LaRose was asked to make sure everything was in order at Blair House, where the Trumps stayed before moving into the White House.

LaRose says he’s honored to be working a presidential inauguration.

“Where we can show the world how the United States of America a peaceful transition of power. It’s a hallmark of democracy,” he said.

LaRose said he had a lot of work to do but did end up interacting with the Trump family for a little bit as well.

Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.