116th Ohio General Assembly

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The One Hundred Sixteenth Ohio General Assembly was the legislative body of the state of Ohio in 1985 and 1986. In this General Assembly, the Ohio Senate was controlled by the Republican Party and the Ohio House of Representatives was controlled by the Democratic Party. In the Senate, there were 18 Republicans and 15 Democrats. In the House, there were 58 Democrats and 41 Republicans.

Major events[edit]

Vacancies[edit]

  • February 5, 1985: Senator Tom Walsh (R-29th) resigns.
  • November 15, 1985: Representative Bob Brown (R-5th) resigns.
  • January 8, 1986: Representative Ed Ortlett (D-37th) resigns.
  • March 4, 1986: Representative Bob Nettle (D-41st) resigns.
  • October 16, 1986: Representative John Thomson (D-16th) dies.

Appointments[edit]

  • February 5, 1985: Scott Oeslager is appointed to the 29th Senatorial District.
  • November 15, 1985: Randy Gardner is appointed to the 5th House District.
  • January 8, 1986: Tom Roberts is appointed to the 37th House District.
  • November 16, 1986: Vermel Whalen is appointed to the 16th House District.
  • May 21, 1986: Tom Seese is appointed to the 41st House District.

Senate[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Members of the 116th Ohio Senate[edit]

District Senator Party First elected
1 M. Ben Gaeth Republican 1974
2 Paul Gillmor Republican 1967
3 Ted Gray Republican 1967
4 Buz Lukens Republican 1971 (Appt.)
5 Neal Zimmers Democratic 1974
6 Chuck Horn Republican 1984
7 Richard Finan Republican 1978 (Appt.)
8 Stanley Aronoff Republican 1967
9 Bill Bowen Democratic 1970 (Appt.)
10 David Hobson Republican 1982 (Appt.)
11 Marigene Valiquette Democratic 1969 (Appt.)
12 Robert R. Cupp Republican 1984
13 Alan Zaleski Democratic 1982
14 Cooper Snyder Republican 1979 (Appt.)
15 Richard Pfeiffer Democratic 1982
16 Eugene J. Watts Republican 1984
17 Oakley C. Collins Republican 1974
18 Robert Boggs Democratic 1982
19 Lowell Steinbrenner Republican 1982
20 Bob Ney Republican 1984 (Appt.)
21 Michael R. White Democratic 1984 (Appt.)
22 Grace L. Drake Republican 1984 (Appt.)
23 Charles L. Butts Democratic 1974
24 Gary C. Suhadolnik Republican 1980
25 Lee Fisher Democratic 1982
26 Paul Pfeifer Republican 1976
27 Oliver Ocasek Democratic 1967
28 Marcus Roberto Democratic 1982
29 Scott Oelslager Republican 1985 (Appt.)
30 Rob Burch Democratic 1984
31 Eugene Branstool Democratic 1982
32 Tom Carney Democratic 1972
33 Harry Meshel Democratic 1970

House of Representatives[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Members of the 116th Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party First Elected
1 Waldo Rose Rep 1972
2 Ross Boggs Dem 1982
3 John D. Shivers Jr. Dem 1982
4 William G. Batchelder Rep 1968
5 Randy Gardner Rep 1985 (Appt.)
6 Jeff Jacobs Rep 1984 (Appt.)
7 Rocco Colonna Dem 1974
8 Francine Panehal Dem 1974
9 Patrick Sweeney Dem 1967
10 June Kreuzer Dem 1982
11 Barbara C. Pringle Dem 1982 (Appt.)
12 Troy Lee James Dem 1967
13 John Carroll Dem 1984
14 Ike Thompson Dem 1970
15 Jane Campbell Democratic 1984
16 Vermel Whalen Dem 1986 (Appt.)
17 Leroy Peterson Dem 1982
18 Judy Sheerer Dem 1982
19 Ron Suster Democratic 1980
20 Thomas Pottenger Republican 1976
21 Jerome F. Luebbers Democratic 1978
22 Lou Blessing Republican 1982
23 William L. Mallory Sr. Democratic 1966
24 Terry Tranter Democratic 1976
25 Helen Rankin Democratic 1978 (Appt.)
26 John O'Brien Republican 1980
27 Dale Van Vyven Republican 1978 (Appt.)
28 Edward J. Thomas Rep
29 Ray Miller Democratic 1982
30 Mike Stinziano Democratic 1972
31 Otto Beatty Jr. Democratic 1980 (Appt.)
32 Dean Conley Democratic 1978
33 Don Gilmore Republican 1978
34 Jo Ann Davidson Republican 1980
35 Dana Deshler Republican
36 C.J. McLin Democratic 1966
37 Tom Roberts Democratic 1986 (Appt.)
38 Bob Corbin Republican 1976
39 Bob Hickey Democratic 1982
40 Russell E. Guerra Rep
41 Tom Seese Democratic 1986 (Appt.)
42 Vernon Sykes Democratic 1983 (Appt.)
43 Vernon Cook Democratic 1972
44 Tom Watkins Republican 1984
45 Casey Jones Democratic 1968
46 Don Czarcinski Democratic 1983 (Appt.)
47 Barney Quilter Democratic 1966
48 John Galbraith Republican 1966
49 Chuck Red Ash Republican 1978
50 William J. Healy Democratic 1974
51 David Johnson Republican 1976
52 Joseph Vukovich Democratic 1976
53 Tom Gilmartin Democratic 1972
54 John Bara Democratic 1982
55 Joseph Koziura Democratic 1984
56 Michael A. Fox Rep 1974
57 John Boehner Rep 1984
58 Joe Williams Republican 1980
59 Michael G. Verich Democratic 1982
60 Dan Troy Dem 1982
61 Bob Hagan Sr. Dem
62 David Hartley Dem
63 Paul Jones Dem 1982
64 Frank Sawyer Dem 1982
65 Bob Doyle Rep 1982
66 Sam Bateman Republican
67 Marc Guthrie Dem 1982
68 Bob Netzley Rep 1967
69 Cliff Skeen Democratic 1976
70 Fred Deering Dem 1972
71 Ron Gerberry Democratic 1974
72 Marie Tansey Rep 1976
73 Jim Buchy Rep
74 Bob Clark Rep 1982
75 Joe Haines Rep 1980
76 Tom Van Meter Rep 1984
77 Harry Mallott Dem 1972
78 Steve Williams Rep 1980
79 Larry Manahan Rep 1978
80 Lynn Wachtmann Rep 1984
81 Jim Davis Rep 1984
82 John Stozich Rep
83 Rodney Hughes Rep 1967
84 Corwin Nixon Rep 1967
85 Dwight Wise Dem 1982
86 Walter McClaskey Rep 1972
87 Joan Lawrence Rep 1982
88 Mike Shoemaker Dem 1982
89 Vern Riffe Dem 1967
90 Richard Rench Rep
91 Paul Mechling Dem
92 Mark Malone Dem 1984
93 Ron Amstutz Rep 1980
94 Jolynn Boster Dem 1982
95 Joe Secrest Dem 1982
96 Tom Johnson Republican 1976
97 William Hinig Dem 1967
98 Arthur Bowers Dem 1968
99 Jack Cera Dem 1982

Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat

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