State Representative Terry Boose, R-Norwalk, bid Seneca County a farewell Thursday night at the North Central Ohio Conservatives meeting.
Boose, who was re-elected in November, will no longer be serving Seneca County due to redistricting. He thanked the committee and the county for their support, but said current representatives of the county will do a good job.
"I think you're still in very good hands," he said. "I hope you give your support to Rex Damschroder, your state representative and Dave Burke, your senator."
Boose spoke about Ohio's health exchange under Obamacare.
"We refused to set up a state exchange," he said. "If you don't set up a state exchange, the federal government said they're going to set it up. So what we're doing is, we're letting them run their course, with us not being involved."
He said there are a few things the state has to abide by, but they are doing what they can to "slow everything down."
Boose said Burke "knows this stuff forwards and backwards" and said that "no one is fighting Obamacare harder than Burke."
Commissioner-elect Fred Zoeller also spoke briefly at the meeting, and said that he wants to apologize in advance for any mistakes that he may make as commissioner.
Zoeller said every decision he is to make in office, will be in the best interest of Seneca County and developing the business in the county, and he has no personal agenda.
"On Dec. 27, I'm going to be sworn in," he said. "But I've already been sworn at."
Also at the meeting, Jim Green, committee president, played a video about Agenda 21, a non-binding voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development.
The video showed Alabama citizens, as well as commissioners speaking out against legislation similar to Agenda 21 that would take away property rights.
Sharon Butler, of Findlay, spoke of the effect Agenda 21 is having on Hancock County, and it is pushing for a Sustainability Plan, which she said was "so restrictive, it's practically communism."
"This is so overwhelming that a human being to think these things up," Green said.