Ohio House of Representatives

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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
Ryan Smith (R)
Since June 6, 2018
Speaker Pro Tempore
Kirk Schuring (R)
Since January 3, 2017
Majority Leader
Bill Seitz (R)
Since June 7, 2017
Minority Leader
Fred Strahorn (D)
Since January 5, 2015
Structure
Seats 99
House of Representatives diagram 2014 State of Ohio.svg
Political groups

Majority

Minority

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The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year.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 65 34 99 0
March 2, 2017[2] 33 98 1
April 27, 2017[3] 32 97 2
May 10, 2017[4] 33 98 1
June 28, 2017[5] 34 99 0
November 14, 2017[6] 64 98 1
January 17, 2018[7] 65 99 0
September 8, 2017[8] 64 98 1
September 13, 2017[9] 65 99 0
April 12, 2018[10] 64 98 1
Latest voting share 65.31% 33.67%

Leadership[edit]

Majority[edit]

Minority[edit]

Members of the 132nd House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Residence First Elected Term Limited
1 Scott Wiggam Rep Wooster 2016 2024
2 Mark Romanchuk Rep Mansfield 2012 2020
3 Theresa Gavarone Rep Bowling Green 2016↑ 2024
4 Robert Cupp Rep Lima 2014 2022
5 Tim Ginter Rep Salem 2014 2022
6 Marlene Anielski Rep Independence 2010 2018
7 Tom Patton Rep Strongsville 2016 2024
8 Kent Smith Dem Euclid 2014 2022
9 Janine Boyd Dem Cleveland Heights 2014 2022
10 Bill Patmon Dem Cleveland 2010 2018
11 Stephanie Howse Dem Cleveland 2014 2022
12 John E. Barnes, Jr. Dem Cleveland 2010 2018
13 Nickie Antonio Dem Lakewood 2010 2018
14 Martin J. Sweeney Dem Cleveland 2014 2022
15 Nicholas J. Celebrezze Dem Parma 2012↑ 2020
16 David Greenspan Rep Westlake 2016 2024
17 Adam Miller Dem Columbus 2016 2024
18 Kristin Boggs Dem Italian Village 2016↑ 2024
19 Anne Gonzales Rep Westerville 2010 2018
20 Richard Brown Dem Canal Winchester 2017↑ 2026
21 Mike Duffey Rep Worthington 2010 2018
22 David J. Leland Dem Columbus 2014 2022
23 Laura Lanese Rep Grove City 2016 2024
24 Jim Hughes Rep Columbus 2016 2024
25 Bernadine Kent Dem Columbus 2016 2024
26 Hearcel Craig Dem Columbus 2014 2022
27 Tom Brinkman Rep Cincinnati 2014 2022
28 Jonathan Dever Rep Madeira 2014 2022
29 Louis Blessing Rep Cincinnati 2012 2020
30 Bill Seitz Rep Cincinnati 2016 2024
31 Brigid Kelly Dem Cincinnati 2016 2024
32 Catherine Ingram Dem Cincinnati 2016 2024
33 Alicia Reece Dem Cincinnati 2010↑ 2018
34 Emilia Sykes Dem Akron 2014 2022
35 Tavia Galonski Dem Akron 2017↑ 2026
36 Anthony DeVitis Rep Uniontown 2011↑ 2020
37 Kristina Roegner Rep Hudson 2010 2018
38 Marilyn Slaby Rep Akron 2012↑ 2020
39 Fred Strahorn Dem Dayton 2012 2020
40 Michael Henne Rep Clayton 2010 2018
41 Jim Butler Rep Oakwood 2011↑ 2020
42 Niraj Antani Rep Miamisburg 2014↑ 2022
43 Jeff Rezabek Rep Clayton 2014 2022
44 Michael Ashford Dem Toledo 2010 2018
45 Teresa Fedor Dem Toledo 2010 2018
46 Michael Sheehy Dem Toledo 2013↑ 2022
47 Derek Merrin Rep Monclova Township 2016↑ 2024
48 Kirk Schuring Rep Canton 2010 2018
49 Tom West Dem Canton 2016 2024
50 Christina Hagan Rep Alliance 2011↑ 2020
51 Wes Retherford Rep Hamilton 2012 2020
52 George Lang Rep West Chester 2017↑ 2026
53 Candice Keller Rep Middletown 2016↑ 2024
54 Paul Zeltwanger Rep Mason 2014 2022
55 Nathan Manning Rep North Ridgeville 2014 2022
56 Dan Ramos Dem Lorain 2010 2018
57 Dick Stein Rep Norwalk 2016 2024
58 Michele Lepore-Hagan Dem Youngstown 2014 2022
59 John Boccieri Dem Poland 2015↑ 2024
60 John Rogers Dem Mentor-on-the-Lake 2012 2020
61 Ron Young Rep LeRoy Township 2010 2018
62 Scott Lipps Rep Franklin 2016 2024
63 Glenn Holmes Dem McDonald 2016 2024
64 Michael O'Brien Dem Warren 2014 2022
65 John Becker Rep Union Township 2012 2020
66 Doug Green Rep Mt. Orab 2012 2020
67 Andrew Brenner Rep Powell 2010 2018
68 Rick Carfagna Rep Westerville 2016 2024
69 Steve Hambley Rep Brunswick 2014 2022
70 Darrell Kick Rep Loudonville 2016 2024
71 Scott Ryan Rep Newark 2014 2022
72 Larry Householder Rep Glenford 2016 2024
73 Rick Perales Rep Beavercreek 2012 2020
74 Bill Dean Rep Xenia 2016↑ 2024
75 Kathleen Clyde Dem Kent 2010 2018
76 Sarah LaTourette Rep Bainbridge Township 2014 2022
77 Tim Schaffer Rep Lancaster 2014 2022
78 Ron Hood Rep Ashville 2012 2020
79 Kyle Koehler Rep Springfield 2014 2022
80 Steve Huffman Rep Tipp City 2014 2022
81 Jim Hoops Rep Napoleon 2018↑ 2026
82 Craig Riedel Rep Defiance 2016 2024
83 Robert Sprague Rep Findlay 2011↑ 2020
84 Keith Faber Rep Celina 2016 2024
85 Nino Vitale Rep Urbana 2014 2022
86 Dorothy Liggett Pelanda Rep Marysville 2011↑ 2020
87 Riordan McClain Rep Upper Sandusky 2018↑ 2026
88 Bill Reineke Rep Tiffin 2014 2022
89 Steve Arndt Rep Port Clinton 2015↑ 2024
90 Terry Johnson Rep McDermott 2010 2018
91 Shane Wilkin Rep Lynchburg 2018↑ 2026
92 Gary Scherer Rep Circleville 2012↑ 2020
93 Ryan Smith Rep Gallipolis 2012↑ 2020
94 Jay Edwards Rep Nelsonville 2016 2024
95 Andy Thompson Rep Marietta 2010 2018
96 Jack Cera Dem Bellaire 2011↑ 2020
97 Brian Hill Rep Zanesville 2011↑ 2020
98 Al Landis Rep Dover 2010 2018
99 John Patterson Dem Jefferson 2012 2020

↑: Member was originally appointed to the seat.

Officials[edit]

Speaker of the House[edit]

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House. The current Speaker is Ryan Smith, a Republican from Gallipolis, Ohio. He became Speaker on June 6, 2018. 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.[11]

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.[11]

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.[11]

Committees[edit]

The Speaker of the House is in charge of naming all committees and subcommittees.[11] The current committees, chairs and vice chairs are:[12]

Committee Chair Vice Chair
Aging and Long Term Care Steve Arndt Dorothy Pelanda
Agriculture and Rural Development Brian Hill Kyle Koehler
Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security Terry Johnson Darrell Kick
Civil Justice Jim Butler Laura Lanese
Community and Family Advancement Tim Ginter Sarah LaTourette
Criminal Justice Nathan Manning
Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Ron Young Craig Riedel
Education and Career Readiness Andrew Brenner Marilyn Slaby
Energy and Natural Resources Al Landis Christina Hagan
Federalism and Interstate Relations Kristina Roegner John Becker
Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development Jonathan Dever Jim Hoops
Finance Scott Ryan Scott Lipps
Government Accountability and Oversight Louis Blessing Bill Reineke
Health Steve Huffman Theresa Gavarone
Higher Education and Workforce Development Mike Duffey Niraj Antani
Insurance Tom Brinkman Michael Henne
Public Utilities Robert Cupp Rick Carfagna
Rules and References Ryan Smith Kirk Schuring
State and Local Government Marlene Anielski Steve Hambley
Transportation and Public Safety Doug Green Tom Patton
Ways and Means Tim Schaffer Gary Scherer

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio House History | The Ohio House Of Representatives". www.ohiohouse.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  2. ^ Democrat Greta Johnson (District 35) resigned to take a new job. [1]
  3. ^ Democrat Heather Bishoff (District 20) resigned to move to California. [2]
  4. ^ Democrat Tavia Galonski sworn in to succeed Johnson. [3]
  5. ^ Democrat Richard Brown sworn in to succeed Bishoff. [4]
  6. ^ Republican Wes Goodman (District 87) resigned after being accused of inappropriate conduct. [5]
  7. ^ Republican Riordan McClain sworn in to succeed Goodman. [6]
  8. ^ Republican Margaret Conditt (District 52) resigned to spend more time with her family. [7]
  9. ^ Republican George Lang sworn in to succeed Conditt. [8]
  10. ^ Republican Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (District 91) resigned as a result of an FBI investigation. [9]
  11. ^ a b c d "RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES". The Ohio Legislature. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Standing Committees". The Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved 19 February 2017.

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