Petitions for the nomination of John P. Rorick of this city as a candidate on the Republican ticket for representative in the state legislature from the second district of Lenawee county were being circulated today.
Mr. Rorick’s candidacy for the legislature has been rumored frequently since the first of the year by friends who have been anxious to persuade him to enter the primary but he declined to take the initiative and recurring announcements from other sources that he was a candidate have been followed by statements from him to the effect that he was not. He stated today that if a nomination came to him he would be inclined to accept.
Mr. Rorick lived in Seneca and Morenci until he moved his family to Adrian two years ago. He was raised on a farm but at an early age became employed by the old Bank of Morenci. He finally became one of the organizers and cashier of the First National Bank of Morenci which succeeded the Bank of Morenci. Later he was engaged with a number of Ohio men in a telephone company. He served in the village council of Morenci, has been a justice of the peace and was appointed to the Lenawee board of road commissioners when the board was created. He has served as its chairman and is at the present time a member of the board.
His candidacy for the state legislature is to represent the district, including the city of Adrian, now represented by Rev. R.W. Frees.—Adrian Telegram, March 4.
Source: Morenci Observer, March 6, 1924.