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Ohio House of Representatives
132nd Ohio General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 3, 2017
Leadership
Cliff Rosenberger (R)
Since January 5, 2015
Speaker Pro Tempore
Kirk Schuring (R)
Since January 3, 2017
Majority Leader
Dorothy Liggett Pelanda (R)
Since January 3, 2017
Minority Leader
Fred Strahorn (D)
Since January 5, 2015
Structure
Seats 99
House of Representatives diagram 2014 State of Ohio.svg
Political groups
Length of term
2 years
Authority Article II, Ohio Constitution
Salary $60,584/year
Elections
Last election
November 7, 2016
(99 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2018
(99 seats)
Redistricting Ohio Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
Ohio House of Representatives.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio
Website
Ohio House of Representatives

The Ohio House of Representatives is the lower house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio; the other house of the bicameral legislature being the Ohio Senate.

The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year. In 1816, the capital was moved to Columbus, where it is located today. The 132nd General Assembly convened in January 2017.[1]

Members are limited to four consecutive two-year elected terms (terms are considered consecutive if they are separated by less than two years). Time served by appointment to fill out another representative's uncompleted term does not count against the term limit. There are 99 members in the house, elected from single-member districts. Every even-numbered year, all the seats are up for re-election.

Composition[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 65 34 99 0
Begin 66 33 99 0
Latest voting share 66.67% 33.33%

Leadership[edit]

Majority[edit]

Minority[edit]

Members of the 131st House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Caucus Residence First Elected Term Limited
1 Scott Wiggam Rep Rep Wooster 2016 2024
2 Mark Romanchuk Rep Rep Mansfield 2012 2020
3 Theresa Gavarone Rep Rep Bowling Green 2016 (Appt.) 2024
4 Robert Cupp Rep Rep Lima 2014 2022
5 Tim Ginter Rep Rep Salem 2014 2022
6 Marlene Anielski Rep Rep Independence 2010 2018
7 Tom Patton Rep Rep Strongsville 2016 2024
8 Kent Smith Dem Dem Euclid 2014 2022
9 Janine Boyd Dem Dem Cleveland Heights 2014 2022
10 Bill Patmon Dem Rep Cleveland 2010 2018
11 Stephanie Howse Dem Dem Cleveland 2014 2022
12 John E. Barnes, Jr. Dem Rep Cleveland 2010 2018
13 Nickie Antonio Dem Dem Lakewood 2010 2018
14 Martin J. Sweeney Dem Dem Cleveland 2014 2022
15 Nicholas J. Celebrezze Dem Dem Parma 2012 (Appt.) 2020
16 David Greenspan Rep Rep Westlake 2016 2024
17 Adam Miller Dem Dem Columbus 2016 2024
18 Kristin Boggs Dem Dem Italian Village 2016 (Appt.) 2024
19 Anne Gonzales Rep Rep Westerville 2010 2018
20 Heather Bishoff Dem Dem Blacklick 2012 2020
21 Mike Duffey Rep Rep Worthington 2010 2018
22 David J. Leland Dem Dem Columbus 2014 2022
23 Laura Lanese Rep Rep Grove City 2016 2024
24 Jim Hughes Rep Rep Columbus 2016 2024
25 Bernadine Kent Dem Dem Columbus 2016 2024
26 Hearcel Craig Dem Dem Columbus 2014 2022
27 Tom Brinkman Rep Rep Cincinnati 2014 2022
28 Jonathan Dever Rep Rep Madeira 2014 2022
29 Louis Blessing Rep Rep Cincinnati 2012 2020
30 Bill Seitz Rep Rep Cincinnati 2016 2024
31 Brigid Kelly Dem Dem Cincinnati 2016 2024
32 Catherine Ingram Dem Dem Cincinnati 2016 2024
33 Alicia Reece Dem Dem Cincinnati 2010 (Appt.) 2018
34 Emilia Sykes Dem Dem Akron 2014 2022
35 Greta Johnson Dem Dem Akron 2014 2022
36 Anthony DeVitis Rep Rep Uniontown 2011 (Appt.) 2020
37 Kristina Roegner Rep Rep Hudson 2010 2018
38 Marilyn Slaby Rep Rep Akron 2012 (Appt.) 2020
39 Fred Strahorn Dem Dem Dayton 2012 2020
40 Michael Henne Rep Rep Clayton 2010 2018
41 Jim Butler Rep Rep Oakwood 2011 (Appt.) 2020
42 Niraj Antani Rep Rep Miamisburg 2014 (Appt.) 2022
43 Jeff Rezabek Rep Rep Clayton 2014 2022
44 Michael Ashford Dem Dem Toledo 2010 2018
45 Teresa Fedor Dem Dem Toledo 2010 2018
46 Michael Sheehy Dem Dem Toledo 2013 (Appt.) 2022
47 Derek Merrin Rep Rep Monclova Township 2016 (Appt.) 2024
48 Kirk Schuring Rep Rep Canton 2010 2018
49 Tom West Dem Dem Canton 2016 2024
50 Christina Hagan Rep Rep Alliance 2011 (Appt.) 2020
51 Wes Retherford Rep Rep Hamilton 2012 2020
52 Margaret Conditt Rep Rep Liberty Township 2011 (Appt.) 2020
53 Candice Keller Rep Rep Middletown 2016 (Appt.) 2024
54 Paul Zeltwanger Rep Rep Mason 2014 2022
55 Nathan Manning Rep Rep North Ridgeville 2014 2022
56 Dan Ramos Dem Dem Lorain 2010 2018
57 Dick Stein Rep Rep Norwalk 2016 2024
58 Michelle Lepore-Hagan Dem Dem Youngstown 2014 2022
59 John Boccieri Dem Dem Poland 2015 (Appt.) 2024
60 John Rogers Dem Dem Mentor-on-the-Lake 2012 2020
61 Ron Young Rep Rep LeRoy Township 2010 2018
62 Scott Lipps Rep Rep Franklin 2016 2024
63 Glenn Holmes Dem Dem McDonald 2016 2024
64 Michael O'Brien Dem Dem Warren 2014 2022
65 John Becker Rep Rep Union Township 2012 2020
66 Doug Green Rep Rep Mt. Orab 2012 2020
67 Andrew Brenner Rep Rep Powell 2010 2018
68 Rick Carfagna Rep Rep Westerville 2016 2024
69 Steve Hambley Rep Rep Brunswick 2014 2022
70 Darrell Kick Rep Rep Loudonville 2016 2024
71 Scott Ryan Rep Rep Newark 2014 2022
72 Larry Householder Rep Rep Glenford 2016 2024
73 Rick Perales Rep Rep Beavercreek 2012 2020
74 Bill Dean Rep Rep Xenia 2016 (Appt.) 2024
75 Kathleen Clyde Dem Dem Kent 2010 2018
76 Sarah LaTourette Rep Rep Bainbridge Township 2014 2022
77 Tim Schaffer Rep Rep Lancaster 2014 2022
78 Ron Hood Rep Rep Ashville 2012 2020
79 Kyle Koehler Rep Rep Springfield 2014 2022
80 Steve Huffman Rep Rep Tipp City 2014 2022
81 Rob McColley Rep Rep Napoleon 2014 2022
82 Craig Riedel Rep Rep Defiance 2016 2024
83 Robert Sprague Rep Rep Findlay 2011 (Appt.) 2020
84 Keith Faber Rep Rep Celina 2016 2024
85 Nino Vitale Rep Rep Urbana 2014 2022
86 Dorothy Liggett Pelanda Rep Rep Marysville 2011 (Appt.) 2020
87 Wesley Goodman Rep Rep Cardington 2016 (Appt.) 2024
88 Bill Reineke Rep Rep Tiffin 2014 2022
89 Steve Arndt Rep Rep Port Clinton 2015 (Appt.) 2024
90 Terry Johnson Rep Rep McDermott 2010 2018
91 Cliff Rosenberger Rep Rep Clarksville 2010 2018
92 Gary Scherer Rep Rep Circleville 2012 (Appt.) 2020
93 Ryan Smith Rep Rep Gallipolis 2012 (Appt.) 2020
94 Jay Edwards Rep Rep Nelsonville 2016 2024
95 Andy Thompson Rep Rep Marietta 2010 2018
96 Jack Cera Dem Dem Bellaire 2011 (Appt.) 2020
97 Brian Hill Rep Rep Zanesville 2011 (Appt.) 2020
98 Al Landis Rep Rep Dover 2010 2018
99 John Patterson Dem Dem Jefferson 2012 2020

Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat

Officials[edit]

Speaker of the House[edit]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House. The 102nd and current Speaker is Cliff Rosenberger, a Republican from Wilmington, Ohio. The duties of the Speaker include preserving order and decorum at all times, recognizing visitors in the galleries, controlling and providing security for the Hall, appointing members to perform the duties of the Speaker for a temporary period of time, naming committees and subcommittees and appointing their chairs and members, overseeing the performance of House employees, and signing bills, acts, resolutions, and more.[2]

Clerk of the House[edit]

The Clerk of the House of Representatives is in charge of and regulates the distribution of records of the House. The Clerk is the custodian of legislative documents within the House. The duties of the Clerk include examining bills or resolutions before introduction, numbering bills and resolutions for filing, providing bills and documents pertaining to the bill to the chair of the corresponding committee, publishing calendars to notify the public about bills and resolutions, keeping a journal of House proceedings, superintending the presentation of bills and resolutions, and attesting writs and subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives.[2]

Sergeant-at-Arms[edit]

The Sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives is tasked with maintaining security and order in the House. The Sergeant-at-arms may be ordered by the Speaker to clear the aisles if this is deemed necessary by the Speaker. Other duties of the Sergeant-at-arms include controlling admission to the building, serving subpoenas and warrants issued by the House, and bringing any members found to be absent without leave to the House.[2]

Committees and subcommittees[edit]

The Speaker of the House is in charge of naming all committees and subcommittees.[2] The current committees and subcommittees are:[3]

  • Aging and Long Term Care
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security
  • Civil Justice
  • Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education and Career Readiness
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Federalism and Interstate Relations
  • Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development
  • Finance
    • Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture Development and Natural Resources
    • Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
    • Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education
    • Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education
    • Finance Subcommittee on State Government and Agency Review
    • Finance Subcommittee on Transportation
  • Government Accountability and Oversight
  • Health
  • Higher Education and Workforce Development
  • Insurance
  • Public Utilities
  • Rules and References
  • State and Local Government
  • Transportation and Public Safety
  • Ways and Means

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio House History | The Ohio House Of Representatives". www.ohiohouse.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  2. ^ a b c d "RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES". The Ohio Legislature. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Standing Committees". The Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 

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