|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 84th district
January 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Jim Zehringer|
January 3, 1983-December 31, 2000
|Preceded by||Larry Balweg|
|Succeeded by||Keith Faber|
September 24, 1940 |
Greenville, Ohio, U.S.
|Residence||Greenville, Ohio, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Wittenberg University|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
James J. Buchy (born September 24, 1940) is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 84th District since January 2013 Prior to reapportionment he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Jim Zehringer who left the post to serve in Governor John Kasich's cabinet. At that time the similarly drawn district was numbered as 77. Formerly, he served the same district from 1983 until 2000.
Life and career
A graduate of Wittenberg University, Buchy is the former President and CEO of Buchy Food Service in Greenville. Buchy served as Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and with the National Federation of Independent Business. Buchy sometimes travels to local schools and teaches them how government works and also advises students to not use heroin, as he sometimes calls it, "The Devil."
Prior to his time in the Ohio House, Buchy served on the Greenville Board of Education.
Ohio House of Representatives
Buchy previously served in the Ohio House from 1983 to 2000, where he held positions as assistant majority floor leader, majority whip and assistant majority whip. In 2011, Representative Jim Zehringer was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich as the Director of Agriculture.
As a result, Buchy was appointed as his successor in the Ohio House of Representatives. In the 129th General Assembly, he served on the committees of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Economic and Small Business Development; and State Government and Elections.
In 2012, Buchy won another term in the House, defeating Democrat Ronald Hammons with 81.01% of the vote.
Returning to the Ohio House of Representatives for another term, Buchy was elected back to leadership where he holds the post, Assistant Majority Whip. He is also Vice Chairman of the House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee and serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Rules and Reference Committee.
- WHIOTV.com, "Buchy Back In Ohio General Assembly," January 1, 2011
- Ohio Chamber of Commerce, "2012 General Assembly Primary Candidates," January 17, 2012