Representative history of the Ohio House of Representatives

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The electoral history of each district in the Ohio House of Representatives can be traced from 1966 to the present.

Originally,

The [1851] constitution ... contained a complicated formula for apportionment, the so-called "major fraction rule." Under it, the state's population was divided by 100, with the resulting quotient being the ratio of representation in the House of Representatives. Any county with a population equal to at least half the ratio was entitled to one representative; a county with a population of less than half the ratio was grouped with an adjacent county for districting; a county containing a population of at least one and three-fourths the ratio was entitled to two representatives; a county with a population equal to three times the ratio was entitled to three representatives. To determine Senate districts, a similar procedure was followed; the starting point, however was figured by dividing the state's population by 35. The ratios for the House and Senate and the resulting apportionment was determined by a board consisting of the governor, auditor, and secretary of state.[1]

In 1903, at the urging of U.S. Senator Mark Hanna, who led the state's politically dominant Republican political machine, Ohio voters amended the state constitution to award each county one representative. The remaining representatives were apportioned to the counties on the basis of population. This provision later became known as the "Hanna amendment".[2]

In June 1964, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964) that state legislature districts had to be roughly equal in population. A case challenging the "Hanna amendment" reached the Supreme Court at about the same time as Reynolds v. Sims. On June 22, 1964, the Supreme Court held Ohio's method for apportioning representatives (but not state senators) to be in violation of the Constitution per the decision in Reynolds v. Sims.[3][4] On remand, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ordered the state legislature to adopt a new apportionment scheme to comply with the holding in Nolan v. Rhodes.[5]

Elections under the new apportionment scheme were first held in November 1966, for terms to begin per the Ohio constitution on the first day in January 1967.

Contents

1st District[edit]

The 1st District has always been based in Wayne County and now consists of the entire county. It is one-third of the 27th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+9.

Representative Party Term Notes
Ralph Fisher Republican January 3, 1949 – December 31, 1970 Fisher lost re-election in 1970 to John E. Johnson[6]
John Johnson Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1980 Johnson did not seek re-election in 1980.
Ron Amstutz Republican January 3, 1981 – December 31, 2000 Amstutz was term-limited in 2000 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Jim Carmichael Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Carmichael was term-limited in 2008 and won election as a Wayne County Commissioner.[7]
Ron Amstutz Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Amstutz was term-limited in 2016.
Scott Wiggam Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent.

2nd District[edit]

The 2nd District has always been based in Mansfield and now consists of all of Richland County. It is one-third of the 22nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+5.

Current U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown represented the district from 1975 to 1982.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Richard Christiansen Democrat January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1972 Christiansen did not seek re-election in 1972.
Joan Douglass Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1974 Douglass lost re-election in 1974 to Sherrod Brown.[8]
Sherrod Brown Democrat January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1982 Brown did not seek re-election in 1982 and instead won election as Ohio Secretary of State.
Frank Sawyer Democrat January 3, 1983 – September 16, 1998 Sawyer resigned in 1998 due to poor health.
William J. Hartnett Democrat September 16, 1998 – December 31, 2006 Hartnett was term-limited in 2006.
Jay Goyal Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2012 Goyal did not seek re-election in 2012.
Mark Romanchuk Republican January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

3rd District[edit]

The 3rd District has always been based in Wood County and now consists of the entire county. It is one-third of the 2nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+1.

The district was represented by the Ohio Speaker of the House with Charles Kurfess from 1967 to 1972.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Charles Kurfess Republican January 3, 1957 – December 31, 1978 Kurfess served as House Speaker from 1967 to 1972 and did not seek re-election in 1978.
Robert Brown Republican January 3, 1979 – November 15, 1985 Brown resigned in 1985 to serve as Director of the Ohio Department of MRDD.[9]
Randy Gardner Republican November 15, 1985 – December 31, 2000 Gardner was term-limited in 2000.
Bob Latta Republican January 3, 2001 – December 13, 2007 Latta resigned to take a seat in the United States House of Representatives.
Randy Gardner Republican January 10, 2008 – December 31, 2012 Gardner did not seek re-election in 2012 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Tim Brown Republican January 6, 2013 – July 30, 2016 Brown resigned to become President of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments.
Theresa Gavarone Republican August 2, 2016 – present Incumbent

4th District[edit]

The 4th District has always been based in Lima, Ohio and Allen County and now consists of the entire county. It is one-third of the 12th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+11.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Walter White Republican January 3, 1957 – December 31, 1972 White did not seek re-election in 1972 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Ben Rose Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1986 Rose did not seek re-election in 1986 and instead ran for Ohio State Auditor.[10]
Bill Thompson Republican January 2, 1987 – August 8, 1997 Thompson resigned after appointment to the Ohio Industrial Commission.
John R. Willamowski Republican August 8, 1997 – December 31, 2006 Willamowski was term-limited in 2006.
Matt Huffman Republican January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Huffman was term-limited in 2014.
Robert Cupp Republican January 5, 2015 – present Incumbent

5th District[edit]

The 5th District has always consisted of the entirety of Columbiana County. It is one-third of the 33rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+2.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Clarence Wetzel Republican January 3, 1949 – December 31, 1970 Wetzel lost re-election in 1970 to John Wargo[11]
John Wargo Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1982 Wargo did not seek re-election and instead won election as Columbiana County Commissioner.[12]
John D. Shivers Jr. Democrat January 2, 1983 – May 23, 1990 Shivers resigned after he was appointed to the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.
Sean D. Logan Democrat May 23, 1990 – December 31, 2000 Logan was term-limited in 2000.
Chuck Blasdel Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Blasdel did not seek re-election in 2006 and instead ran for the United States Congress.
Linda Bolon Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2010 Bolon lost re-election in 2010 to Craig Newbold.[13]
Craig Newbold Republican January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2012 Newbold lost re-election in 2012 to Nick Barborak.[14]
Nick Barborak Democrat January 6, 2013 – December 31, 2014 Barborak lost re-election in 2014 to Tim Ginter.[15]
Tim Ginter Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

6th District[edit]

The 6th District has always consisted of portions of Cuyahoga County and now comprises Broadview Heights, Seven Hills, Brecksville, Independence, Valley View, Walton Hills, Oakwood, Glenwillow, Solon, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Moreland Hills, Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Mayfield, Highland Heights and Lyndhurst. It is one-third of the 24th Senate District.

It has a Cook PVI of R+2.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Donald Nowack Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1970 Nowack lost the party renomination to Robert Jaskulski in 1970.[16]
Robert Jaskulski Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1978 Jaskulski did not seek re-election in 1978.
Frank Mahnic Democrat January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1984 Mahnic did not seek re-election in 1982 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
John Carroll Democrat January 3, 1985 – January 6, 1985 Carroll died in office prior to the expiration of his term.[17]
Robert Jaskulski Democrat February 13, 1985 – December 31, 1988 Jaskulski lost the party renomination to Frank Mahnic, Jr. in 1988.[16]
Frank Mahnic, Jr. Democrat January 3, 1989 – December 31, 1992 Mahnic lost reelection in 1992 to Mike Wise.
Mike Wise Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 1998 Wise did not seek re-election in 1998.
Jim Trakas Republican January 3, 1999 – December 31, 2006 Trakas was term-limited in 2006.
Josh Mandel Republican January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2010 Mandel did not seek re-election in 2010 and instead won election as Ohio State Treasurer.
Marlene Anielski Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

7th District[edit]

The 7th District has always consisted of portions of Cuyahoga County and now comprises Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Berea, Strongsville, and North Ridgeville. It is one-third of the 24th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+2.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
James Celebrezze Democratic January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1974 Celebrezze did not seek re-election in 1974.
Rocco Colonna Democrat January 3, 1974 – May 12, 1998 Colonna resigned to become a member of the Ohio Liquor Commission.
Erin Sullivan Democrat June 23, 1998 – December 31, 2002 Sullivan did not seek re-election in 2002.
Tom Patton Republican January 3, 2003 – November 18, 2008 Patton resigned to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Colleen Grady Republican November 18, 2008 – December 31, 2008 Grady served the remainder of Tom Patton's term in 2008.
Matt Patten Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2010 Patten was defeated for re-election in 2010 by Mike Dovilla.
Mike Dovilla Republican January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2016 Dovilla retired to run for the Ohio Senate, but lost.
Tom Patton Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent.

8th District[edit]

The 8th District has always consisted of portions of Cuyahoga County and now comprises Euclid, East Cleveland, Richmond Heights, South Euclid, Beachwood, Woodmere and portions of Cleveland. It is one-third of the 25th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+26.

Speaker of the House Armond Budish held the seat from 2007 to 2014.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Allen J. Bartunek Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1970 Bartunek did not seek re-election in 1970.
John Sweeney Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1974 Sweeney did not seek re-election in 1974.
Arthur Brooks Democrat January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1978 Brooks did not seek re-election in 1978.
Mary Boyle Democrat January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1984 Boyle did not seek re-election in 1984 and instead won election as County Commissioner.
Jane Campbell Democrat January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1996 Campbell did not seek re-election in 1996 and instead won election as County Commissioner.
Peter Lawson Jones Democrat January 3, 1997 – February 5, 2002 Lawson Jones resigned upon being appointed as County Commissioner.
Lance Mason Democrat February 20, 2002 – December 31, 2006 Mason did not run for re-election in 2006 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Armond Budish Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Budish was term-limited in 2014 and won election as Cuyahoga County Executive.
Kent Smith Democrat January 5, 2015 – present Incumbent

9th District[edit]

The 9th District has always consisted of portions of Cuyahoga County and now comprises Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Shaker Heights and portions of Cleveland. It is one-third of the 21st Senate District.

It has a Cook PVI of D+32.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Richard Hollington Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1970 Hollington lost re-election in 1970 to Harry Lehman.[18]
Harry Lehman Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1980 Lehman did not seek re-election in 1980.
Lee Fisher Democrat January 3, 1981 – December 31, 1982 Fisher did not seek re-election in 1982 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Judy Sheerer Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1992 Sheerer did not seek re-election in 1992.
Barbara Boyd Democrat January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Boyd was term-limited in 2000.
Claudette Woodard Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Woodard did not seek re-election and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Barbara Boyd Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Boyd was term-limited in 2014.
Janine Boyd Democrat January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

10th District[edit]

The 10th District has always consisted of portions of Cuyahoga County and now comprises Bratenahl and portions of Cleveland. It is one-third of the 21st Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+34.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Tom Hill Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1970 Hill lost the party renomination in 1970 to Ike Thompson.
Ike Thompson Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1990 Thompson did not seek re-election in 1990 facing a sexual harassment scandal.
C.J. Prentiss Democrat January 3, 1991 – December 31, 1998 Prentiss did not seek re-election in 1998 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Shirley Smith Democrat January 3, 1999 – December 31, 2006 Smith was term limited in 2006 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Eugene Miller Democrat January 2, 2007 – March 5, 2009 Miller resigned in 2009 to take a seat on Cleveland City Council.
Robin Belcher Democrat March 16, 2009 – December 31, 2011 Belcher lost the party nomination in 2010 to Bill Patmon.
Bill Patmon Democrat January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

11th District[edit]

The 11th District has been based in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County since 1966 and now consists of portions of Cleveland and all of Garfield Heights and Newburgh Heights. It is one-third of the 21st Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+32.

The district was represented from 1967 to 2000 by Troy Lee James, the longest serving African-American legislator in Ohio history.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Troy Lee James Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 2000 James was term-limited in 2000.
Annie L. Key Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Key did not run for re-election in 2006 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Sandra Williams Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Williams was term-limited in 2014 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Stephanie Howse Democrat January 5, 2015 – present Incumbent

12th District[edit]

The 12th District has always consisted of portions of Cuyahoga County and now comprises Mayfield Heights, Pepper Pike, Orange, North Randall, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Bedford, Bedford Heights, Maple Heights and portions of Cleveland. It is one-third of the 25th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+30.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Carl Stokes Democrat January 3, 1967 – January 15, 1968 Stokes resigned after winning election as Mayor of Cleveland.
Phillip DeLaine Democrat January 15, 1968 – December 31, 1970 DeLaine lost the party renomination in 1970 to John Thompson.
John Thompson Democrat January 3, 1971 – October 16, 1986 Thompson died in 1986 while in office.
Vermel Whalen Democrat November 16, 1986 – December 31, 1998 Whalen did not seek re-election in 1998.
John E. Barnes Jr. Democrat January 3, 1999 – February 13, 2002 Barnes resigned in 2002 to serve as Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell's public relations director.
Michael DeBose Democrat February 13, 2002 – December 31, 2010 DeBose was term-limited in 2010.
John E. Barnes, Jr. Democrat January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

13th District[edit]

The 13th District has always consisted of portions of Cuyahoga County and now comprises Lakewood, Linndale and portions of Cleveland. It is one-third of the 23rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+20.

Ohio Governor Richard Celeste held the seat from 1971 to 1974.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Mark C. Schinnerer Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1970 Schinnerer did not seek re-election in 1970.
Richard Celeste Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1974 Celeste did not run for re-election in 1974 and instead ran for Lieutenant Governor.
Francine Panehal Democrat January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1988 Panehal did not seek re-election in 1988.
Madeline Cain Democrat January 3, 1989 – December 31, 1995 Cain resigned after winning election as for Mayor of Lakewood, Ohio in 1995.
Dan Brady Democrat January 6, 1996 – December 31, 1998 Brady did not seek re-election in 1998 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Bryan Flannery Democrat January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2002 Flannery did not seek re-election in 2002 and instead ran for Ohio Secretary of State.
Michael J. Skindell Democrat January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Skindell was term-limited in 2010 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Nickie Antonio Democrat January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

14th District[edit]

The 14th District has been based in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County since 1966, and now consists of portions of Cleveland and all of Brooklyn, Brook Park, Parma Heights and Middleburg Heights. It is one-third of the 23rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+10.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Patrick Sweeney Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1996 Sweeney resigned in 1996 to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Dale Miller Democrat January 3, 1997 – February 28, 2006 Miller resigned in 2006 to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Mike Foley Democrat March 1, 2006 – December 31, 2014 Foley was term-limited in 2014.
Martin J. Sweeney Democrat January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

15th District[edit]

The 15th District has always consisted of portions of Cuyahoga County and now comprises Cuyahoga Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Parma and portions of Cleveland. It is one-third of the 23rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+8.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Anthony Russo Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Russo did not seek re-election in 1972.
Jerome Stano Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1974 Stano did not seek re-election in 1974 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Ken Rocco Democrat January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1982 Rocco did not seek re-election in 1982.
June Kreuzer Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1986 Kreuzer did not seek re-election in 1986.
Ron Mottl Democrat January 2, 1987 – February 5, 1997 Mottl resigned in 1997 prior to the expiration of his term.
Ron Mottl Jr. Democrat February 5, 1997 – December 31, 1998 Mottl lost the party renomination in 1998 to Dean DePiero.
Dean DePiero Democrat January 5, 1999 – December 2, 2003 DePiero resigned in 2003 after winning election as Mayor of Parma.
Timothy J. DeGeeter Democrat December 2, 2003 – December 15, 2011 DeGeeter resigned in 2011 after winning election as Mayor of Parma.
Nicholas J. Celebrezze Democrat December 15, 2012 – present Incumbent

16th District[edit]

The 16th District has been based in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County since 1966, and now consists of Bay Village, Rocky River, Westlake, Fairview Park and North Olmsted. It is one-third of the 24th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+3.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
George Mastics Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1974 Mastics did not seek re-election in 1974 and instead ran for the United States Congress.
Jim Betts Republican January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1980 Betts did not seek re-election in 1980 and instead ran for United States Senate.
Jim Petro Republican January 3, 1981 – May 22, 1984 Petro resigned in 1984 prior to the expiration of his term.
Jeff Jacobs Republican May 23, 1984 – December 31, 1986 Jacobs did not seek re-election in 1986 and instead ran for Ohio State Treasurer.
Jim Petro Republican January 2, 1987 – December 31, 1990 Petro did not seek re-election in 1990 and instead ran for Ohio Attorney General.
Ed Kasputis Republican January 3, 1991 – December 31, 1998 Kasputis did not seek re-election in 1998 and instead ran for Ohio State Treasurer.
Sally Conway Kilbane Republican January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2006 Kilbane was term-limited in 2006.
Jennifer Brady Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2008 Brady lost re-election in 2008 to Nan Baker.
Nan Baker Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Baker was term-limited in 2016.
David Greenspan Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

17th District[edit]

The 17th District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 2012, and now consists of Valleyview, Marble Cliff, and portions of Columbus. It is one-third of the 3rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+6.

Representative Party Term Notes
Michael Curtin Democrat January 6, 2013 – December 31, 2016 Curtin did not seek re-election in 2016.
Adam Milller Democrat January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

18th District[edit]

The 18th District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1966, and now consists of Grandview Heights, Bexley, and portions of Columbus and Clinton Township. It is one-third of the 15th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+20.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Doris Jones Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Jones did not seek re-election in 1972.
Mike Stinziano Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1994 Stinziano lost re-election in 1994 to Amy Salerno.
Amy Salerno Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002 Salerno was term-limited in 2002.
Dan Stewart Democrat January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Stewart was term-limited in 2010.
Michael Stinziano Democrat January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2015 Stinziano resigned following his election to the Columbus City Council.
Kristin Boggs Democrat January 16, 2016 – present Incumbent

19th District[edit]

The 19th District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1966, and now consists of Westerville, New Albany, Minerva Park, Gahanna and Plain Township and portions of Sharon Township, Blendon Township, Mifflin Township and Columbus. It is one-third of the 3rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+6.

The district was represented by the Speaker of the House with Jo Ann Davidson from 1995 to 2000.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Alan Norris Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1980 Norris did not seek re-election in 1980.
Jo Ann Davidson Republican January 3, 1981 – December 31, 2000 Davidson was Speaker of the House from 1995 to 2000 and term-limited in 2000.
Larry L. Flowers Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Flowers was term-limited in 2008.
Marian Harris Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2010 Harris lost re-election in 2010 to Anne Gonzales.
Anne Gonzales Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

20th District[edit]

The 20th District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1966, and now consists of Whitehall, Reynoldsburg, Groveport, Obetz, Lockbourne and Jefferson Township and portions of Truro Township, Madison Township, Hamilton Township, Pickerington, Canal Winchester, Lithopolis and Columbus.

It is one-third of the 3rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+1.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Roger Tracy Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1980 Tracy lost re-election in 1970 to James Baumann.
James Baumann Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1976 Baumann did not seek re-election and instead ran for the United States Congress in 1976.[19]
Dean Conley Democrat January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1992 Conley was redistricted out of his district in 1992 and did not seek re-election.
Jim Mason Republican January 3, 1993 – March 30, 1998 Mason resigned his seat in 1998 to take appointment to the Ohio Court of Appeals.
David Goodman Republican March 30, 1998 – October 2, 2001 Goodman resigned his seat in 2001 to take an appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Jim McGregor Republican October 10, 2001 – December 31, 2008 McGregor lost re-election in 2008 to Nancy Garland.
Nancy Garland Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2012 Garland was redistricted out of her district in 2012 and did not seek re-election.
Heather Bishoff Democrat January 6, 2013 – May 21, 2017 Bishoff resigned in 2017 to spend more time with family.
Richard Brown Democrat June 28, 2017 – present Incumbent

21st District[edit]

The 21st District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1992 and now consists of Worthington, Dublin, Riverlea, and portions of Columbus, Perry Township, Sharon Township, Washington Township and Norwich Township. It is one-third of the 16th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+7.

Representative Party Term Notes
Pat Tiberi Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Tiberi was term-limited and won election to the United States Congress.
Linda Reidelbach Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Reidelbach did not seek re-election in 2006.
Kevin Bacon Republican January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2010 Bacon did not seek re-election in 2010 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Mike Duffey Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

22nd District[edit]

The 22nd District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1966 and now consists of portions of Columbus. It is one-third of the 19th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+9.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Robert E. Holmes Democrat January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1968 Holmes did not seek re-election in 1968 and instead ran for the Ohio District Courts of Appeals.
Larry Hughes Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1982 Hughes lost re-election in 1982 to David J. Leland.
David J. Leland Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1984 Leland lost re-election in 1984 to E.J. Thomas.
E.J. Thomas Republican January 3, 1985 – November 4, 1999 Thomas resigned in 1999 prior to the expiration of his term.
David J. Robinson Republican December 8, 1999 – September 12, 2000 Robinson lost re-nomination and resigned prior to the expiration of his term.
Jim Hughes Republican September 13, 2000 – December 31, 2008 Hughes was term-limited in 2008 and ran for the Ohio Senate.
John Patrick Carney Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2014 Carney did not seek re-election in 2014 and instead ran for Ohio State Auditor.[20]
David J. Leland Democrat January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

23rd District[edit]

The 23rd District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1972 and now consists of Grove City, Jackson Township, Urbancrest, and portions of Columbus, Franklin Township, Hilliard, Prairie Township and Norwich Township. It is one-third of the 16th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+6.

Representative Party Term Notes
Bill O'Neil Republican January 3, 1973 – March 11, 1980 O'Neil resigned in 1980 prior to the expiration of his term.
Dana Deshler Republican March 11, 1980 – December 31, 1986 Deshler did not seek re-election in 1986.
Bill Schuck Republican January 2, 1987 – December 31, 2000 Schuck was term-limited in 2000.
Larry Wolpert Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Wolpert was term-limited in 2008.
Cheryl Grossman Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Grossman was term-limited in 2016.
Laura Lanese Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

24th District[edit]

The 24th District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1966 and now consists of Brown Township, Harrisburg, Pleasant Township, Upper Arlington and portions of Columbus, Franklin Township, Hilliard, Prairie Township, Perry Township, Sharon Township, Washington Township and Norwich Township. It is one-third of the 16th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+6.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Mack Pemberton Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1978 Pemberton did not seek re-election in 1978.
Don Gilmore Republican January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1990 Gilmore lost re-election in 1990 to Richard Cordray.
Richard Cordray Democrat January 3, 1991 – December 31, 1993 Cordray did not seek re-election in 1992 and instead ran for the United States Congress.
Priscilla D. Mead Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Mead was term-limited and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Geoffrey C. Smith Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Smith lost re-election in 2006 to Ted Celeste.
Ted Celeste Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2012 Celeste did not seek re-election in 2012 and instead ran for the United States Congress.
Stephanie Kunze Republican January 6, 2013 – December 31, 2016 Kunze did not seek re-election in 2016 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Jim Hughes Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

25th District[edit]

The 25th District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1966 and now consists of portions of Columbus, Clinton Township and Mifflin Township. It is one-third of the 15th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+28.

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty represented the district from 1999 to 2008.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Phale Hale Democrat January 3, 1967 – April 22, 1980 Hale resigned in 1980 to take a position with the Democratic National Committee.[21]
Otto Beatty Jr. Democrat April 22, 1980 – May 30, 1999 Beatty resigned his seat in 1999 to pursue business opportunities.
Joyce Beatty Democrat May 31, 1999 – December 31, 2008 Beatty was term-limited in 2008.
W. Carlton Weddington Democrat January 5, 2009 – April 24, 2012 Weddington resigned his seat due to corruption charges in 2012.[22]
Kevin Boyce Democrat May 6, 2012 – December 31, 2016 Boyce did not seek re-election and instead ran for Franklin County Commissioner.
Bernadine Kent Democrat January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

26th District[edit]

The 26th District has been based in Columbus, Ohio and Franklin County since 1966 and now consists of Brice and portions of Columbus, Madison Township and Truro Township. It is one-third of the 15th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+25.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Keith McNamara Republican January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1972 McNamara did not seek re-election in 1972.
William Kopp Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1976 Kopp did not seek re-election in 1976.
Leslie Brown Democrat January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1982 Brown did not seek re-election in 1982.
Ray Miller Democrat January 3, 1983 – July 1, 1993 Miller resigned in 1993 to form the National Urban Policy Institute.
Charleta Tavares Democrat July 1, 1993 – December 31, 1998 Tavares did not seek re-election in 1998 and instead ran for Ohio Secretary of State.
Ray Miller Democrat January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2002 Miller did not seek re-election in 2002 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Larry Price Democrat January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2004 Price lost the party renomination in 2004 to Mike Mitchell.
Mike Mitchell Democrat January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2006 Mitchell lost the party renomination in 2006 to Tracy Heard.
Tracy Heard Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Heard was term-limited in 2014.
Hearcel Craig Democrat January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

27th District[edit]

The 27th District has been based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County since 1966 and now consists Indian Hill, Mariemont, Newtown, Terrace Park, Anderson Township and of portions of Cincinnati, Loveland and Symmes Township. It is one-third of the 7th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+14.

The district was represented by future Ohio Governor Bob Taft from 1977 to 1980.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Ralph B. Kohnen Republican January 3, 1963 – January 15, 1968 Kohnen resigned in 1968 after election to Cincinnati City Council.
Frank H. Mayfield Republican January 15, 1968 – December 16, 1975 Mayfield resigned in 1975 to focus on business opportunities.[23]
Bob Taft Republican January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1980 Taft did not seek re-election in 1980 and instead won election as Hamilton County Commissioner.
John O'Brien Republican January 3, 1981 – March 15, 1985 O'Brien died in 1985 while in office.
Jacquelyn K. O'Brien Republican April 16, 1985 – December 31, 2000 O'Brien was term-limited in 2000.
Tom Brinkman Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Brinkman was term-limited in 2008.
Peter Stautberg Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2014 Stautberg lost the party re-nomination in 2014 to Tom Brinkman.
Tom Brinkman Republican January 5, 2015 – present Incumbent

28th District[edit]

The 28th District has been based in greater Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County since 1966 and now consists of Blue Ash, Deer Park, Evendale, Fairfield, Forest Park, Glendale, Greenhills, Madeira, Montgomery, Reading, Sharonville and Springdale.

It is one-third of the 8th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+6.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Bill Anderson Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Anderson did not seek re-election in 1968.
Thomas Pottenger Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1972 Pottenger lost the party re-nomination in 1972 to Richard Finan.[24]
Richard Finan Republican January 3, 1973 – September 18, 1978 Finan resigned following his appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Dale N. Van Vyven Republican September 14, 1978 – December 31, 2000 Van Vyven was term-limited in 2000.
Wayne Coates Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2002 Coates lost re-election in 2002 to Jim Raussen.
Jim Raussen Republican January 3, 2003 – August 18, 2008 Raussen resigned to become resigned to take a job with the Strickland administration.
Andrew Ciafardini Republican December 5, 2008 – December 31, 2008 Ciafardini served the remainder of Raussen's term in 2008.
Connie Pillich Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2014 Pillich did not seek re-election and instead ran for Ohio State Treasurer.[25]
Jonathan Dever Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

29th District[edit]

The 29th District has been based in greater Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County since 1966 and now includes Addyston, Cleves, Harrison and North Bend. It is one-third of the 8th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+15.

Lou Blessing or his son, Louis Blessing, have represented the district for all but 8 years since 1983.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
John Bechtold Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Bechtold lost the party renomination in 1972 to Helen Fix.[26]
Helen Fix Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1982 Fix did not seek re-election in 1982.
Lou Blessing Republican January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1996 Blessing did not seek re-election in 1996 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Patricia Clancy Republican January 3, 1997 – December 31, 2004 Clancy was term-limited in 2004 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Lou Blessing Republican January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2012 Blessing was term-limited in 2012.
Louis Blessing Republican January 3, 2012 – present Incumbent

30th District[edit]

The 30th District has been based in greater Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County since 1966 and now includes Cheviot, Delhi, Green Township and portions of Cincinnati. It is one-third of the 8th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+21.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Gordon H. Scherer Republican January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1972 Scherer did not seek re-election in 1972.
John Brandenberg Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1976 Brandenberg did not seek re-election in 1976.
Thomas Pottenger Republican January 3, 1977 – July 20, 1990 Pottenger resigned following his appointment to the State Employment Relations Board.
Cheryl Winkler Republican July 20, 1990 – December 31, 2000 Winkler was term-limited in 2000.
Bill Seitz Republican January 3, 2001 – October 9, 2007 Seitz resigned following his appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Robert Mecklenborg Republican October 9, 2007 – August 18, 2011 Mecklenborg resigned following a DUI arrest in Indiana.[27]
Louis Terhar Republican September 14, 2011 – December 31, 2016 Terhar did not seek re-election in 2016 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Bill Seitz Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent.

31st District[edit]

The 31st district has been based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County since 1966 and now consists Amberley, Silverton, Norwood, St. Bernard, Columbia Township and of portions of Cincinnati and Sycamore Township. It is one-third of the 9th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+16.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Norman Murdock Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1978 Murdock did not seek re-election in 1978 but instead ran for Hamilton County Commissioner.[28]
Jerome F. Luebbers Democrat January 3, 1979 – December 31, 2000 Luebbers was term-limited in 2000.
Steve Driehaus Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Driehaus was term-limited in 2008 and won election to the United States Congress.
Denise Driehaus Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Driehaus was term-limited and won election as Hamilton County Commissioner.
Brigid Kelly Democrat January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

32nd District[edit]

The 32nd district has been based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County since 1966 and now consists Mount Healthy, North College Hill and of portions of Cincinnati and Springfield Township. It is one-third of the 9th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+19.

Members of the Mallory family have held the seat for all but eight years since 1966.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
William L. Mallory, Sr. Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1994 Mallory did not seek re-election in 1994.
Mark L. Mallory Democrat January 3, 1995 – December 31, 1998 Mallory did not seek reelection in 1998 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Catherine L. Barrett Democrat January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2006 Barrett was term-limited in 2006.
Dale Mallory Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Mallory was term-limited in 2014.
Christie Bryant Democrat January 6, 2015 – December 31, 2016 Bryant did not seek re-election in 2016.
Catherine Ingram Democrat January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

33rd District[edit]

The 33rd district has been based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County since 1966 and now consists of Arlington Heights, Elmwood Place, Golf Manor, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Woodlawn, Wyoming and portions of Cincinnati, Springfield Township and Sycamore Township.

It is one-third of the 9th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+18.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Bill Bowen Democrat January 3, 1967 – February 11, 1970 Bowen resigned following his appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Ed Burden Democrat February 11, 1970 – December 31, 1970 Burden lost the party renomination in 1970 to James Rankin.
James Rankin Democrat January 3, 1971 – June 28, 1978 Rankin died prior to the expiration of his term.
Helen Rankin Democrat September 14, 1978 – December 31, 1994 Rankin did not seek re-election in 1994.
Samuel T. Britton Democrat January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002 Britton was term-limited in 2002.
Tyrone Yates Democrat January 3, 2003 – February 5, 2010 Yates resigned following his appointment to the Hamilton County Municipal Court.
Alicia Reece Democrat March 3, 2010 – present Incumbent

34th District[edit]

The 34th district has been based in Akron, Ohio since 1966 and now consists of portions of Akron, Bath Township and Cuyahoga Falls. It is one-third of the 28th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+23.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Robert Manning Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Manning was defeated in 1972 by Pete Crossland.
Pete Crossland Democrat January 3, 1973 – March 11, 1983 Crossland resigned after being named assistant director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
Vernon Sykes Democrat March 16, 1983 – December 31, 2000 Sykes was term-limited in 2000.
Barbara Sykes Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Sykes did not seek re-election in 2006 and instead ran for Ohio State Auditor.
Vernon Sykes Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Sykes was term-limited in 2014.
Emilia Sykes Democrat January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

35th District[edit]

The 35th district has been based in Akron, Ohio since 1966 and now consists of portions of Barberton and portions of Akron and Coventry Township. It is one-third of the 28th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+14.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
John Poda Democrat January 3, 1967 – January 13, 1971 Poda resigned to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Ronald Weyandt Democrat January 13, 1971 – December 31, 1976 Weyandt did not seek re-election and instead won election as Summit County Sheriff.
Cliff Skeen Democrat January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1992 Skeen did not seek re-election in 1992.
Betty Sutton Democrat January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Sutton was term-limited in 2000.
Robert J. Otterman Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2007 Otterman resigned prior to the expiration of his term.
John Otterman Democrat January 8, 2008 – December 31, 2010 Otterman lost the party renomination in 2010 to Zack Milkovich.
Zack Milkovich Democrat January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2014 Milkovich lost the party renomination in 2014 to Greta Johnson.
Greta Johnson Democrat January 6, 2015 – March 2, 2017 Johnson resigned to become Summit County Deputy Law Director.
Tavia Galonski Democrat May 10, 2017 – present Incumbent

36th District[edit]

The 36th district has been based in Akron, Ohio and Summit County since 1966 and now consists of Lakemore, Mogadore, Tallmadge, Springfield Township, Coventry Township, Green Township and of portions of Cuyahoga Falls. It is one-third of the 28th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+3.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
David Headley Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Headley did not seek re-election in 1972 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Kenneth Cox Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1976 Cox did not seek re-election in 1976 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Bob Nettle Democrat January 3, 1977 – March 4, 1986 Nettle resigned his seat in 1986 following appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Tom Seese Democrat May 21, 1986 – December 31, 1994 Seese lost re-election in 1994 to Twyla Roman.
Twyla Roman Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002 Roman was term-limited in 2002.
Mary Taylor Republican January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2006 Taylor did not seek re-election in 2006 and instead won election as Ohio Auditor.
Steve Dyer Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2010 Dyer lost re-election in 2010 to Todd McKenney.
Todd McKenney Republican January 3, 2011 – December 13, 2011 McKenney resigned in 2011 following appointment to the Summit County Common Pleas Court.
Anthony DeVitis Republican December 16, 2011 – present Incumbent

37th District[edit]

The 37th district has been based in Akron, Ohio and Summit County since 1966 and now consists of Hudson, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, Northfield, Reminderville, Silver Lake, Stow, Twinsburg and Twinsburg Township.

It is one-third of the 27th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+2.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Morris Boyd Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Boyd did not seek re-election in 1972.
Vernon Cook Democrat January 3, 1973 – November 23, 1987 Cook died while in office.
Wayne Jones Democrat January 6, 1988 – December 31, 1996 Jones did not seek re-election in 1996.
Kevin Coughlin Republican January 3, 1997 – February 5, 2001 Coughlin resigned to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
John Widowfield Republican February 12, 2001 – May 28, 2008 Widowfield resigned following a scandal regarding Ohio State University football tickets.
Richard Nero Republican June 12, 2008 – December 31, 2008 Nero lost re-election in 2008 to Mike Moran.
Mike Moran Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2010 Moran lost re-election in 2010 to Kristina Roegner.
Kristina Roegner Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

38th District[edit]

The 37th district has been based in Akron, Ohio and Summit County since 1966 and now consists of portions of Summit County including Boston Heights, Clinton, Fairlawn, New Franklin, Norton, Peninsula, Richfield, Boston, Copley, Richfield and Sagamore Hills Township and portions of Bath Township and portions of Stark County including Beach City, Brewster, Canal Fulton, Wilmot, Lawrence, Sugar Creek Townships and portions of Massillon and Tuscarawas Township.

It is one-third of the 27th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+2.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Claude Fiocca Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1974 Fiocca lost re-election in 1974 to Paul Wingard.
Paul Wingard Republican January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1976 Wingard lost re-election in 1976 to Thomas C. Sawyer.
Thomas C. Sawyer Democrat January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1983 Saywer resigned after winning election as Mayor of Akron, Ohio.
Dominic Basile Democrat January 2, 1984 – December 31, 1984 Basile lost re-election in 1984 to Tom Watkins.[29]
Tom Watkins Republican January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1992 Watkins was redistricted out of his district and lost re-election in 1992.
Karen Doty Democrat January 3, 1993 – December 31, 1996 Doty lost re-election in 1996 to Bryan C. Williams.
Bryan C. Williams Republican January 2, 1997 – March 5, 2004 Williams resigned after he took a seat on the Summit County Board of Elections.
Marilyn Slaby Republican March 5, 2004 – December 31, 2004 Slaby lost re-election in 2004 to Brian Williams.
Brian Williams Democrat January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2010 Williams lost re-election in 2010 to Lynn Slaby.
Lynn Slaby Republican January 3, 2011 – May 6, 2012 Slaby resigned to become a commissioner for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Marilyn Slaby Republican May 12, 2012 – present Incumbent

39th District[edit]

The 39th district has been based in Dayton, Ohio and Montgomery County since 1966 and now consists Jefferson Township and of portions of Dayton and Trotwood. It is one-third of the 5th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+29.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
C.J. McLin Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 12, 1988 McLin died in 1988 while in office.
Rhine McLin Democrat January 3, 1989 – December 31, 1994 McLin did not seek re-election in 1994 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Lloyd Lewis Jr. Democrat January 3, 1995 – January 4, 1998 Lewis resigned in 1998 after election to the Dayton City Commission.
Dixie Allen Republican January 6, 1998 – June 27, 2006 Allen was a Democrat from 1998 to 2006 and resigned after appointment as a county commissioner.
Clayton Luckie Democrat November 14, 2006-January 2013 Luckie did not seek re-election in 2012 after facing corruption charges.
Fred Strahorn Democrat January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

40th District[edit]

The 40th district has been based in Dayton, Ohio and Montgomery County since 1972 and now consists of Butler Township, Englewood, Huber Heights, Phillipsburg, Union, Vandalia, Verona, Wayne Township and portions of Clayton, Clay Township, Dayton, Harrison Township and Riverside. It is one-third of the 6th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+7.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Larry Christman Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1980 Christman lost re-election in 1980 to Russ Guerra.
Russ Guerra Republican January 3, 1981 – April 19, 1992 Guerra died in 1992 while in office.
Jeff Jacobson Republican June 17, 1992 – December 31, 2000 Jacobson was term-limited in 2000 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Arlene Setzer Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Setzer was term-limited in 2008.
Seth Morgan Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2010 Morgan did not seek re-election in 2010 and instead ran for Ohio State Auditor.
Michael Henne Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

41st District[edit]

The 41st district has been based in Dayton, Ohio and Montgomery County since 1966 and now consists of Centerville, Kettering, Oakwood and portions of Dayton and Riverside. It is one-third of the 6th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+8.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Robert Roderer Democrat January 3, 1955 – December 31, 1968 Roderer did not seek re-election in 1968.
Tony P. Hall Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1972 Hall did not seek re-election and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Paul Leonard Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1980 Leonard did not seek re-election in 1980.
Larry Balweg Republican January 3, 1981 – December 31, 1982 Ballweg lost re-election in 1982 to Bob Hickey.
Bob Hickey Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1992 Hickey did not seek re-election in 1992.
Don Mottley Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Mottley was term-limited in 2000.
Jon Husted Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Husted was term-limited in 2008 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Peggy Lehner Republican January 5, 2009 – January 8, 2011 Lehner resigned upon her appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Jim Butler Republican January 11, 2011 – present Incumbent

42nd District[edit]

The 42nd district has been based in Dayton, Ohio and Montgomery County since 1966 and now consists of Carlisle, German Township, Germantown, Miamisburg, Miami Township, Moraine, Springboro, Washington Township and West Carrollton. It is one-third of the 6th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+12.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Albert Sealy Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Sealy did not seek re-election in 1968.
Fred Young Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1976 Young lost the party re-nomination in 1976 to Bob Corbin.
Bob Corbin Republican January 2, 1977 – December 31, 2000 Corbin was term-limited in 2000.
John White Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 White was term-limited in 2008.
Terry Blair Republican January 5, 2009 – June 26, 2014 Blair died in 2014 while in office.
Niraj Antani Republican December 2, 2014 – present Incumbent

43rd District[edit]

The 43rd district has been based in Dayton, Ohio and Montgomery County since 1966 and now consists of all of Preble County and Farmersville, New Lebanon, Brookville, Trotwood, Clayton, Harrison Township, Perry Township, Jackson Township, and portions of Dayton. It is one-third of the 5th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+3.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
David Albritton Republican January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1972 Albritton lost re-election in 1972 to Ed Orlett.
Ed Orlett Democrat January 3, 1973 – January 8, 1986 Orlett resigned in 1986 to serve as Montgomery County Clerk of Courts.
Tom Roberts Democrat January 8, 1986 – December 31, 2000 Roberts was term-limited in 2000.
Fred Strahorn Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Strahorn was term-limited in 2008.
Roland Winburn Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2014 Winburn lost re-election in 2014 to Jeff Rezabek.
Jeff Rezabek Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

44th District[edit]

The 44th district has been based in Toledo, Ohio and Lucas County since 1966 and now consists of portions of Toledo. It is one-third of the 11th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+30.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
James Holzemer Democrat January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1968 Holzemer did not seek re-election in 1968 and instead won election as Lucas County Commissioner.
Casey Jones Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1994 Jones did not seek re-election in 1994.
Jack Ford Democrat January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2001 Ford resigned in 2001 after winning election as Mayor of Toledo, Ohio
Edna Brown Democrat January 8, 2002 – December 31, 2010 Brown was term-limited in 2010 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Michael Ashford Democrat January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

45th District[edit]

The 45th district has been based in Toledo, Ohio and Lucas County since 1966 and now consists of Washington Township and portions of Toledo and Sylvania Township. It is one-third of the 11th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+14.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Marigene Valiquette Democrat January 3, 1963 – January 13, 1969 Valiquette resigned in 1969 to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Arthur Wilkowski Democrat January 15, 1969 – July 19, 1983 Wilkowski resigned prior to the expiration of his term.[30]
Don Czarcinski Democrat November 30, 1983 – December 31, 1992 Czarcinski lost re-election in 1992 to Sally Perz.
Sally Perz Republican January 3, 1993 – September 14, 1999 Perz resigned to take a position with the University of Toledo.
Jim Mettler Republican October 20, 1999 – December 31, 2000 Mettler lost re-election in 2000 to Teresa Fedor.
Teresa Fedor Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2002 Fedor did not seek re-election in 2002 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Peter Ujvagi Democrat January 3, 2003 – March 17, 2010 Ujvagi resigned in 2010 to become Lucas County Administrator.
Joe Walter Democrat March 24, 2010 – December 31, 2010 Walter did not seek election in 2010.
Teresa Fedor Democrat January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

46th District[edit]

The 46th district has been based in Toledo, Ohio and Lucas County since 1966 and now consists of Maumee, Springfield Township, Jerusalem Township, Holland, Oregon and portions of Toledo. It is one-third of the 11th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+8.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Barney Quilter Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1994 Quilter did not seek re-election in 1994.
John Garcia Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 1998 Garcia lost re-election in 1998 to Jeanine Perry.
Jeanine Perry Democrat January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2006 Perry was term-limited in 2006.
Matt Szollosi Democrat January 2, 2007 – May 31, 2013 Szollosi resigned to take a position with the Affiliated Building Trades.
Michael Sheehy Democrat June 16, 2013 – present Incumbent

47th District[edit]

The 47th district has been based in Toledo, Ohio and Lucas County since 1966 and now consists of portions of Lucas County including Berkey, Ottawa Hills, Swanton, Sylvania, Waterville and Whitehouse and portions of Fulton County including Archbold, Fayette, Metamora, and Wauseon.

It is one-third of the 2nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+6.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
John Galbraith Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1986 Galbraith lost re-election in 1986 to Arlene Singer.
Arlene Singer Democrat January 2, 1987 – December 31, 1988 Singer lost re-election in 1988 to Tim Greenwood.
Tim Greenwood Republican January 3, 1989 – January 4, 1995 Greenwood resigned in 1995 to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Lynn Olman Republican January 4, 1995 – December 31, 2004 Olman was term-limited in 2004.
Mark Wagoner Republican January 3, 2005 – January 15, 2008 Wagoner resigned in 2008 to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Barbara Sears Republican January 15, 2008 – June 29, 2016 Sears resigned in 2016 to take a position under Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Derek Merrin Republican August 2, 2016 – present Incumbent

48th District[edit]

The 48th district has been based in Canton, Ohio and Stark County since 1966 and now consists of Hills and Dales, Jackson Township, Meyers Lake, Navarre, North Canton and portions of Bethlehem, Perry, Canton and Plain Townships.

It is one-third of the 29th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+2.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Robert Levitt Republican January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1974 Levitt did not seek reelection in 1974,
David Johnson Republican January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1976 Johnson did not seek re-election in 1976 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
John Kellogg Republican January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1978 Kellogg did not seek re-election in 1978.
David Johnson Republican January 3, 1979 – April 15, 1993 Johnson resigned to become a PUCO commissioner.
Kirk Schuring Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002 Schuring was term-limited in 2002 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Scott Oelslager Republican January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Oelslager was term-limited in 2010 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Kirk Schuring Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

49th District[edit]

The 49th district has been based in Canton, Ohio and Stark County since 1966 and now consists of Canton, East Sparta, Pike Township and portions of Massillon and Canton, Osnaburg, Perry, Plain and Tuscarawas Townships.

It is one-third of the 29th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+13.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
James Thorpe Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1974 Thorpe lost reelection in 1974 to William J. Healy.
William J. Healy Democrat January 3, 1975 – December 31, 2000 Healy was term-limited in 2000.
Mary Cirelli Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2004 Cirelli lost the party renomination to William J. Healy II.
William J. Healy II Democrat January 3, 2005 – December 12, 2007 Healy resigned after winning election as Mayor of Canton.
Stephen Slesnick Democrat March 11, 2008 – December 31, 2016 Slesnick was term-limited in 2016.
Tom West Democrat January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

50th District[edit]

The 50th district has been based in Canton, Ohio and Stark County since 1966 and now consists of Alliance, East Canton, Hartville, Limaville, Louisville, Magnolia, Minerva, Waynesburg, Lake, Lexington, Marlboro, Nimishillen, Paris, Sandy and Washington Townships and portions of Osnaburg and Plain Townships.

It is one-third of the 29th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+4.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Michael Gamble Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Gamble did not seek re-election in 1968.
Ross Heintzelman Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1972 Heintzelman lost re-election in 1972 to Irene Smart.
Irene Smart Democrat January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1978 Smart resigned to become a judge.
Robert Regula Democrat January 3, 1978 – December 31, 1978 Regula lost re-election in 1978 to Chuck Red Ash.
Chuck Red Ash Republican January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1990 Ash lost re-election in 1990 to Johnnie Maier Jr.
Johnnie Maier Jr. Democrat January 3, 1991 – December 31, 1999 Maier resigned after winning election as Massillon Clerk of Courts.
Mike Stevens Democrat January 11, 2000 – December 31, 2000 Stevens lost re-election in 2000 to John Hagan.
John Hagan Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Hagan was term-limited in 2008.
Todd Snitchler Republican January 5, 2009 – January 21, 2011 Snitchler resigned following appointment as Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission.
Christina Hagan Republican February 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

51st District[edit]

The 51st district has been based in Butler County since 1966 and now consists of Fairfield, Hamilton, Ross Township and portions of Fairfield, Hanover and St. Clair Townships. It is one-third of the 4th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+10.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Thomas Rentschler Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1970 Rentschler did not seek re-election in 1970.
Tom Kindness Republican January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1974 Kindness did not seek re-election in 1974 and instead won election to the United States Congress.
Michael A. Fox Republican January 3, 1975 – October 14, 1997 Fox resigned in 1997 to become a Butler County Commissioner.
Greg Jolivette Republican October 15, 1997 – January 16, 2004 Jolivette resigned in 2004 to become a Butler County Commissioner.
Courtney Combs Republican January 21, 2004 – present Combs was term-limited in 2012.
Wes Retherford Republican January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

52nd District[edit]

The 52nd district has been based in Butler County since 1966 and now consists of Sharonville, Liberty Township, West Chester Township and portions of Fairfield Township. It is one-third of the 4th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+19.

The district was represented by United States Speaker of the House John Boehner from 1985 to 1990.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Barry Levey Republican January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1970 Levey did not seek re-election in 1970.
David Armbruster Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1972 Armbruster lost re-election in 1972 to Bill Donham.
Bill Donham Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1984 Donham did not seek re-election in 1984.
John Boehner Republican January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1990 Boehner did not seek re-election in 1990 and instead won election to the United States Congress.
Scott Nein Republican January 3, 1991 – July 11, 1995 Nein resigned following his appointment to the Ohio Senate in 1995.
Gary Cates Republican October 5, 1995 – December 31, 2004 Cates was term-limited in 2004 and won election in the Ohio Senate.
Bill Coley Republican January 3, 2005 – May 24, 2011 Coley resigned following his appointment to the Ohio Senate in 2011.
Margaret Conditt Republican May 25, 2011 – September 8, 2017 Conditt resigned to spend more time with her family.
George Lang Republican September 13, 2017 – present Incumbent

53rd District[edit]

The 53rd district has been based in Butler County since 1992 and now consists of College Corner, Jacksonburg, Millville, Monroe, Morgan Township, New Miami, Oxford, Oxford Township, Reilly Township, Seven Mile, Somerville, Trenton, Wayne and portions of Middletown, Hanover and St. Clair Townships. It is one-third of the 4th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+10.

Representative Party Term Notes
Gene Krebs Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Krebs was term-limited in 2000.
Shawn Webster Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Webster was term-limited in 2008.
Timothy Derickson Republican January 5, 2009 – August 21, 2016 Derickson resigned in 2016 to take a position under Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Candice Keller Republican November 16, 2016 – present Incumbent

54th District[edit]

The 54th district has always been based in southwestern Ohio, and now comprises portions of Warren County including Lebanon, Mason and Monroe and portions of Butler County including part of Middletown.

It makes up one-third of the 7th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+13.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Corwin Nixon Republican January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1992 Nixon did not seek re-election in 1992.
George E. Terwilleger Republican January 5, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Terwilleger was term-limited in 2000.
Tom Raga Republican January 5, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Raga ran for Ohio Lieutenant Governor in 2006.
Shannon Jones Republican January 2, 2007 – August 10, 2009 Jones resigned to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Peter Beck Republican September 20, 2009 – November 30, 2014 Beck resigned due to felony charges.
Paul Zeltwanger Republican January 5, 2015 – present Incumbent

55th District[edit]

The 55th district has always been based in Elyria, Ohio, and now comprises portions of Lorain County including Avon Lake, Elyria, Grafton, Sheffield and portions of North Ridgeville.

It makes up one-third of the 13th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+3.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Henry Schriver Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Schriver did not seek re-election in 1968.
Don Pease Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1974 Pease did not seek re-election in 1974 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Scribner Fauver Republican January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1978 Fauver did not seek re-election in 1978 and ran for the Ohio Senate.
John Bara Democrat January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1980 Bara lost re-election in 1980 to Marguerite Bowman.[31]
Marguerite Bowman Republican January 3, 1981 – December 31, 1982 Bowman lost re-election in 1982 to John Bara.[32]
John Bara Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1992 Bara did not seek re-election in 1992.
John Bender Democrat January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Bender was term-limited in 2000.
Jeffrey Manning Republican January 3, 2001 – March 4, 2003 Manning resigned to become Lorain County Prosecutor.[33]
Earl Martin Republican April 8, 2003 – December 31, 2006 Martin lost re-election in 2006 to Matt Lundy.[34]
Matt Lundy Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Lundy was term-limited in 2014 and won election as Lorain County Commissioner.
Nathan Manning Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

56th District[edit]

The 55th district has always been based in Lorain, Ohio, and now comprises portions of Lorain County including Amherst, Kipton, Lorain, Oberlin, Sheffield Lake, South Amherst and Vermilion.

It makes up one-third of the 13th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+15.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Ed DeChant Democrat January 3, 1949 – December 31, 1968 DeChant did not seek re-election in 1968.
Leo Camera Democrat January 3, 1969 – November 8, 1982. Camera resigned prior to the expiration of his term in 1982.
Michael Camera Democrat November 8, 1982 – December 31, 1984 Camera lost the party renomination in 1984 to Joseph Koziura.
Joseph Koziura Democrat January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1995 Koziura resigned following his election as mayor of Lorain.
Dan Metelsky Democrat January 9, 1996 – October 17, 2001 Metelsky resigned to become deputy director for the Ohio Lottery Commission.
Joseph Koziura Democrat October 30, 2001 – December 31, 2010 Koziura was term-limited in 2010.
Dan Ramos Democrat January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

57th District[edit]

The 57th district has been based in northern Ohio, and now comprises Huron County and portions of Lorain County including Avon, LaGrange, Rochester, Wellington and portions of North Ridgeville.

It makes up one-third of the 13th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+4.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Ethel Swanbeck Republican January 3, 1955 – December 31, 1976 Swanbeck did not seek re-election in 1976.[35]
Marie Tansey Republican January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1988 Tansey did not seek re-election in 1988.[36]
Katherine Walsh Democrat January 3, 1989 – December 31, 1994 Walsh lost re-election in 1994 to Bill Taylor.
Bill Taylor Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2000 Taylor did not seek re-election in 2000.
J. Tom Lendrum Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2002 Lendrum re-districted and lost re-election against Rep. Chris Redfern.
Kathleen Walcher Republican January 3, 2003 – May 25, 2006 Walcher resigned prior to the expiration of her term in 2006.
Dan White Republican May 25, 2006 – December 31, 2006 White lost re-election to Matt Barrett in 2006.
Matt Barrett Democrat January 2, 2007 – April 21, 2008 Barrett resigned following a sex scandal.[37]
Tom Heydinger Democrat May 21, 2008 – December 31, 2008 Heydinger did not seek re-election in 2008.[38]
Terry Boose Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Boose was term-limited in 2016.
Dick Stein Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

58th District[edit]

The 58th district has been based in Mahoning County since 1966 and now consists of Campbell, Coitsville Township, Lowellville, Struthers, Youngstown, and portions of Austintown. It is one-third of the 33rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+29.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Tom Gilmartin Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Gilmartin did not seek re-election in 1968.
John V. McCarthy Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1972 McCarthy did not seek re-election in 1972.
Tom Gilmartin Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1986 Gilmartin lost the party renomination in 1986 to Bob Hagan.
Bob Hagan Democrat January 2, 1987 – February 8, 1997 Hagan resigned after being appointed to the Ohio Senate.
Sylvester Patton Democrat February 8, 1997 – December 31, 2006 Patton was term-limited in 2006.
Bob Hagan Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Hagan was term-limited in 2014.
Michele Lepore-Hagan Democrat January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

59th District[edit]

The 59th district has been based in Mahoning County since 1966 and now includes Beloit, Boardman Township, Canfield, Columbiana, Craig Beach, New Middletown, Poland, Salem, Sebring, Washingtonville and portions of Austintown.

It is one-third of the 33rd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+7.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Walter Paulo Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Paulo did not seek re-election in 1972.
Tom Carney Democrat January 3, 1973 – February 10, 1982 Carney resigned to become Mahoning County Commissioner.[39]
Ron Gerberry Democrat February 11, 1982 – December 31, 2000 Gerberry was term-limited in 2000.
Kenneth Carano Democrat January 3, 2001 – April 21, 2007 Carano resigned to become a regional representative for Governor Ted Strickland.
Ron Gerberry Democrat May 21, 2007 – August 21, 2015 Gerberry resigned following campaign-finance violations.
John Boccieri Democrat September 29, 2015 – present Incumbent

60th District[edit]

The 60th district has been based in Lake County since 1966 and now includes Eastlake, Fairport Harbor, Grand River, Lakeline, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Painesville, Timberlake, Wickliffe, Willoughby and Willowick.

It is one-third of the 25th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+4.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Joe Tulley Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1976 Tulley did not seek re-election in 1976.
Ed Hughes Democrat January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1982 Hughes did not seek re-election in 1982.
Dan Troy Democrat January 3, 1982 – December 31, 1996 Troy did not seek re-election in 1996 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Jamie Callender Republican January 3, 1997 – December 31, 2004 Callender was term-limited in 2004.
Lorraine Fende Democrat January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2012 Fende was term-limited in 2012.
John Rogers Democrat January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

61st District[edit]

The 61st district has been based in Lake County since 1982 and now includes Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Madison, North Perry, Perry, Waite Hill and Willoughby Hills.

It is one-third of the 18th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+5.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Robert Hagan Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1988 Hagan did not seek re-election in 1988.
Ray Sines Republican January 3, 1989 – December 31, 1996 Sines lost the party renomination in 1996 to Ron Young.[40]
Ron Young Republican January 3, 1997 – December 31, 2004 Young was term-limited in 2004.
Timothy J. Cassell Democrat January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2006 Cassell lost re-election in 2006 to Carol-Ann Schindel.[41]
Carol-Ann Schindel Republican January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2008 Schindel lost re-election in 2008 to Mark Schneider.[42]
Mark Schneider Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2010 Schneider lost re-election in 2010 to Ron Young.[43]
Ron Young Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

62nd District[edit]

The 62nd district has been based in suburban Cincinnati since 1966 and now includes portions of Warren County including Blanchester, Butlerville, Carlisle, Corwin, Franklin, Harveysburg, Loveland, Middletown, Morrow, Pleasant Plain, South Lebanon, Springboro and Waynesville.

It is one-third of the 7th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+13.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
W. Ray Cadwallader Republican January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1968 Cadwallader did not seek re-election in 1968.
Dale Schmidt Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1972 Schmidt did not seek re-election in 1972.
Jim Luken Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1975 Luken resigned after winning election as Mayor of Cincinnati.
Terry Tranter Democrat January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1992 Tranter was redistricted and lost re-election to Rep. Dale Van Vyven.[44]
Bob Schuler Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Schuler was term-limited in 2000.
Michelle G. Schneider Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Schneider was term-limited in 2008.
Ron Maag Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Maag was term-limited in 2016.
Scott Lipps Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

63rd District[edit]

The 63rd district has been based in Trumbull County since 1966 and now consists of Cortland, Girard, Hubbard, Lordstown, McDonald, Newton Falls, Niles, Orangeville, Yankee Lake and Youngstown.

It is one-third of the 32nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+17.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
James B. Hagan Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Hagan did not seek re-election in 1968.
Michael Del Bane Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1979 Del Bane resigned to become a member of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission.
Joe Williams Democrat January 3, 1980 – December 31, 1986 Williams did not seek re-election in 1986.
June Lucas Democrat January 2, 1987 – December 31, 2000 Lucas was term-limited in 2000.
Anthony Latell Jr. Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2002 Latell did not seek re-election in 2002.
Sandra Harwood Democrat January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Harwood was term-limited in 2010.
Sean O'Brien Democrat January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2016 O'Brien did not seek re-election and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Glenn Holmes Democrat January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

64th District[edit]

The 64th district has been based in Trumbull County since 1966 and now consists of portions of Trumbull County including Warren and West Farmington and portions of Ashtabula County including Andover and Orwell.

It is one-third of the 32nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+14.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Margaret Dennison Republican January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1968 Dennison did not seek re-election in 1968.
Larry Nord Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1970 Nord lost re-election in 1970 to Bob Nader.
Bob Nader Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1982 Nader did not seek re-election in 1982.
Michael G. Verich Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 8, 1998 Verich resigned after his appointment to the State Employment Relations Board.
Chris Verich Democrat December 8, 1998 – December 31, 2000 Verich lost the party nomination to Daniel Sferra.
Daniel Sferra Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2004 Sferra lost re-election to Randy Law.
Randy Law Republican January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2006 Law lost re-election to Tom Letson.
Tom Letson Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Letson was term-limited in 2014 and ran for the Ohio Supreme Court.[45]
Michael O'Brien Democrat January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

65th District[edit]

The 65th district has been based in Clermont County since 1982 and now consists of portions of Clermont County including Loveland, Milford, Newtonsville and Owensville.

It is one-third of the 14th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+18.

Representative Party Term Notes
Sue Fisher Republican January 3, 1983 – October 26, 1983 Fisher was killed in 1983 while in office.[46]
Sam Bateman Republican January 10, 1984 – December 31, 2000 Bateman was term-limited in 2000.
Jean Schmidt Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2004 Schmidt did not run for re-election in 2004 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Joe Uecker Republican January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2012 Uecker was term-limited in 2012 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
John Becker Republican January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

66th District[edit]

The 66th district has been based in Brown County since 1992 and now consists of all of Brown County portions of Clermont County including Amelia, Batavia, Bethel, Chilo, Felicity, Moscow, Neville, New Richmond and Williamsburg.

It is one-third of the 14th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+14.

Representative Party Term Notes
Rose Vesper Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Vesper was term-limited in 2000.
Tom Niehaus Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2004 Niehaus did not seek re-election in 2004 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Danny Bubp Republican January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2012 Bubp was term-limited in 2012.
Doug Green Republican January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

67th District[edit]

The 67th district has always been based in central Ohio, and now comprises portions of Delaware County including Ashley, Delaware, Dublin, Ostrander, Powell and Shawnee Hills.

It makes up one-third of the 19th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+14.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Chuck Fry Republican January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1974 Fry ran for Ohio Governor in 1974.[47]
Charles R. Saxbe Republican January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1982 Saxbe for Ohio Attorney General in 1982.[48]
Joan Lawrence Republican January 3, 1983 – December 31, 2000 Lawrence was term-limited in 2000.
Jon Peterson Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Peterson was term-limited in 2008.
Kris Jordan Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2010 Jordan did not seek re-election in 2008 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Andrew Brenner Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

68th District[edit]

The 68th district has always been based in central Ohio, and now comprises Knox County and portions of Delaware County including Columbus, Galena, Sunbury and Westerville.

It makes up one-third of the 19th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+14.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Kenneth Creasy Republican January 3, 1959 – December 31, 1972 Creasy did not seek re-election in 1972.
Harry Turner Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1984 Turner did not seek re-election in 1984.
Tom Van Meter Republican January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1986 Van Meter did not seek re-election in 1986 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Eugene Byers Republican January 2, 1987 – December 31, 1994 Byers did not seek re-election in 1994.
Bill Harris Republican January 3, 1995 – August 15, 2000 Harris resigned following his appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Thom Collier Republican September 15, 2000 – December 31, 2008 Collier was term-limited in 2008.
Margaret Ruhl Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Ruhl was term-limited in 2016.
Rick Carfagna Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

69th District[edit]

The 69th district has always been based in Medina, and now comprises portions of Medina County including Chippewa Lake, Creston, Gloria Glens Park, Lodi, Medina, Wadsworth, Seville and Westfield Center. It makes up one-third of the 22nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+7.

Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder represented the district for much of the last forty years.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Dennis Dannley Republican January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1968 Dannley did not seek re-election in 1968.
Bill Batchelder Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1998 Batchelder did not seek re-election in 1998 and won election to the Medina County Court of Common Pleas.
Chuck Calvert Republican January 3, 1999 – December 31, 2006 Calvert was term-limited in 2006.
Bill Batchelder Republican January 2, 2007 – present Batchelder served as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2014 and was term-limited in 2014.
Steve Hambley Republican January 5, 2015 – present Incumbent.

70th District[edit]

The 70th District is a multi-county district established in 2002 that now consists of all of Ashland County and portions of Holmes County including Holmesville, Loudonville, Millersburg and Nashville and portions of Medina County including Spencer and part of Brunswick.

It is one-third of the 22nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+7.

Representative Party Term Notes
Bob Gibbs Republican January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2008 Gibbs did not seek re-election in 2008 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Dave Hall Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Hall was term-limited in 2016.
Darrell Kick Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

71st District[edit]

The 71st District has been based in Licking County since 1966 and now consists of Bennington, Burlington, Eden, Granville, Hartford, Heath, Jersey, Liberty, McKean, Monroe, New Albany, Newark, Newton, Pataskala, Reynoldsburg, St. Louisville, Utica, Washington and portions of Etna Township and Madison.

It is one-third of the 31st Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+8.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
John McDonald Democrat January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1970 McDonald did not seek reelection in 1970.
Raymond Luther Republican January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1972 Luther lost reelection in 1972 to Eugene Branstool.
Eugene Branstool Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1982 Branstool did not run for reelection in 1982 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Marc Guthrie Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1994 Guthrie lost reelection in 1994 to Jay Hottinger.
Jay Hottinger Republican January 3, 1995 – February 20, 1998 Hottinger resigned following appointment to the Ohio Senate.
David R. Evans Republican February 20, 1998 – December 31, 2006 Evans was term-limited in 2006.
Jay Hottinger Republican January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Hottinger was term-limited in 2014 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Scott Ryan Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

72nd District[edit]

The 72nd district is a multi-county district in existence since 1966 that now consists of Coshocton and Perry counties and portions of Licking including Alexandria, Bowling Green Township, Buckeye Lake, Fallsbury, Franklin Township, Gratiot, Hanover Township, Harrison Township, Hebron, Hopewell Township, Kirkersville, Licking Township, Mary Ann Township, Perry Township, St. Albans Township, Union Township and portions of Madison Township and Etna Township.

It is one-third of the 31st Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+6. The district was represented by Larry Householder from 1997 to 2004, who served as Speaker of the House from 2001 to 2004.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Carlton Davidson Republican January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1972 Davidson did not seek re-election in 1972.
Claire Ball Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1982 Ball lost reelection in 1982 to Jolynn Boster.
Jolynn Boster Democrat January 3, 1983 – April 24, 1989 Boster resigned after named chairperson of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Mary Abel Democrat May 9, 1989 – December 31, 1996 Abel lost reelection in 1996 to Larry Householder.
Larry Householder Republican January 3, 1997 – December 31, 2004 Householder was term-limited in 2004 after serving as Speaker of the House from 2001 to 2004.
Ron Hood Republican January 3, 2005 – December 31, 2006 Hood did not seek re-election in 2006 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Dan Dodd Democrat January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2010 Dodd lost re-election in 2010 to Bill Hayes.
Bill Hayes Republican January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2016 Hayes did not seek re-election in 2016.
Larry Householder Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

73rd District[edit]

The 73rd district has been based in Greene County since 1966 and now consists Bath Township, Beavercreek, Beavercreek Township, Bellbrook, Centerville, Clifton, Fairborn, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miami Township, Sugarcreek Township and Yellow Springs. It is one-third of the 10th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+11.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Herman Ankeney Republican January 3, 1953 – December 31, 1968 Ankeney did not seek re-election in 1968.
John Scott Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1976 Scott lost re-election in 1976 to Jim Zehner.
Jim Zehner Democrat January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1982 Zehner did not seek re-election in 1982.
Bob Doyle Republican January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1992 Doyle lost the party renomination in 1992 to Marilyn Reid.
Marilyn Reid Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 1998 Reid lost the party renomination in 1998 to Steve Austria.
Steve Austria Republican January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2000 Austria did not seek re-election in 2000 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Kevin DeWine Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 DeWine was term-limited in 2008.
Jarrod Martin Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2012 Martin lost the party renomination in 2012 to Rick Perales.
Rick Perales Republican January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

74th District[edit]

The 74th district is a multi-county district that has been based in central Ohio since 1966 and now consists of Madison County and portions of Clark County including Catawba and South Vienna and portions of Greene County including Bowersville, Cedarville, Jamestown, Spring Valley and Xenia.

It is one-third of the 10th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+10.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Robert Evans Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Evans did not seek re-election in 1968.
John Baker Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1972 Baker lost re-election in 1972 to David Hartley.
David Hartley Democratic January 3, 1973 – December 31, 2000 Hartley was term-limited in 2000.
Ron Rhine Democratic January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2002 Rhine was redistricted out of the district in 2002.
Chris Widener Republican January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2008 Widener did not seek re-election in 2008 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Bob Hackett Republican January 5, 2009 – February 23, 2016 Hackett resigned following his appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Bill Dean Republican April 12, 2016 – present Incumbent

75th District[edit]

The 75th district has been based in Portage County since 1966 and now includes Brady Lake, Kent, Mogadore, Ravenna, Streetsboro, Sugar Bush Knolls and Tallmadge.

It is one-third of the 18th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+7.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Joseph Kainrad Democrat January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1968 Kainrad did not run for re-election in 1968.
Anice Johnson Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1970 Johnson lost re-election in 1970 to Marcus Roberto.[49]
Marcus Roberto Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1976 Roberto did not seek re-election in 1976 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
John A. Begala Democrat January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1982 Begala resigned prior to the expiration of his term in 1982.
Paul Jones Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1994 Jones lost re-election in 1994 to Ann H. Womer Benjamin.[50]
Ann H. Womer Benjamin Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002 Benjamin was term-limited in 2002 and ran for the United States Congress.
Kathleen Chandler Democrat January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Chandler was term-limited in 2010.
Kathleen Clyde Democrat January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

76th District[edit]

The 76th district has been based in Geauga County since 1966 and now portions of Geauga County including Burton, Hunting Valley, Middlefield and South Russell and portions of Portage County including Aurora, Garrettsville, Hiram, Mantua, and Windham.

It is one-third of the 18th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+7.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Edwin Hofstetter Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Hofstetter did not seek re-election in 1968 and won election to the Ohio Court of Appeals.
Jim Hunt Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1970 Hunt lost re-election in 1970 to James Mueller.[49]
James Mueller Democrat January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1974 Mueller did not seek re-election in 1974.
Dennis Wojtanowski Democrat January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1982 Wojtanowski did not seek re-election in 1982.
Bob Clark Republican January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1992 Clark did not seek re-election in 1992.
Diane Grendell Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 2000 Grendell was term-limited in 2000.
Tim Grendell Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2004 Grendell did not seek re-election in 2004 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.[51]
Matt Dolan Republican January 3, 2005 – January 19, 2010 Dolan resigned in 2010 to run for Cuyahoga County Executive.
Richard Hollington Republican February 6, 2010 – January 7, 2012 Hollington resigned following his election as mayor of Hunting Valley.
Mary Matheney Republican January 8, 2012 – April 16, 2012 Matheney resigned following the party nomination of Matt Lynch in 2012.
Matt Lynch Republican April 16, 2012 – December 31, 2014 Lynch did not run for re-election and instead ran for the United States Congress.
Sarah LaTourette Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

77th District[edit]

The 77th district has been based in Fairfield County since 1966 and now includes Baltimore, Buckeye Lake, Lancaster, and Pickerington.

It is one-third of the 20th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+9.

Representative Party Term Notes
John Weis Republican January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1968 Weis lost re-election in 1968 to Don Maddux.
Don Maddux Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1980 Maddox lost re-election in 1980 to Steve Williams.
Steve Williams Republican January 3, 1981 – December 31, 1990 Williams ran for the Ohio Senate in 1990.
Jon D. Myers Republican January 3, 1991 – December 31, 2000 Myers was term-limited in 2000.
Tim Schaffer Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Schaffer did not seek reelection in 2006 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Gerald Stebleton Republican January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Stebleton was term-limited in 2014.
Tim Schaffer Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

78th District[edit]

The 78th district has been based in Hocking County since 2012 and now includes all of Hocking County and Morgan County portions of Pickaway County including Ashville, Circleville, Lockbourne, South Bloomfield and Tarlton, portions of Fairfield County including Amanda, Bremen, Carroll, Lithopolis, Stoutsville, Sugar Grove and Tarlton, portions of Athens County including Glouster, Jacksonville and Trimble and portions Muskingum County including Fultonham, Roseville and South Zanesville.

It is one-third of the 20th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+5.

Representative Party Term Notes
Ron Hood Republican January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

79th District[edit]

The 79th district has been based in Clark County since 1966 and now consists of Bethel Township, Clifton, Donnelsville, Enon, German Township, Green Township, Madison Township, Mad River Township, New Carlisle, North Hampton, Pike Township, South Charleston, Springfield, Springfield Township, Tremont City and portions of Moorefield Township. It is one-third of the 10th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of EVEN.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Joseph Hiestand Republican January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1974 Hiestand did not seek re-election in 1974.
Bob McEwen Republican January 3, 1975 – December 31, 1980 McEwen did not seek re-election in 1980 and instead won election to the United States Congress.
Joe Haines Republican January 3, 1981 – November 4, 1999 Haines resigned to become a deputy agriculture director.
Chris Widener Republican December 8, 1999 – December 31, 2000 Widener lost the party nomination in 2000 to Merle G. Kearns.
Merle G. Kearns Republican January 3, 2001 – August 25, 2005 Kearns resigned in 2005 to become Director of the Ohio Department of Aging.
Ross McGregor Republican October 5, 2005 – December 31, 2014 McGregor was term-limited in 2014.
Kyle Koehler Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

80th District[edit]

The 80th district has always been based in western Ohio, and now comprises Miami County and portions of Darke County including Arcanum, Bradford, Castine, Gettysburg, Hollansburg, Ithaca, New Madison, Palestine, Pitsburg and Wayne Lakes.

It makes up one-third of the 5th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+15. The district was represented by Bob Netzley, the longest serving member in the history of the Ohio House of Representatives, from 1961 to 2000.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Bob Netzley Republican January 3, 1961 – December 31, 2000 Netzley was term-limited in 2000.
Diana Fessler Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Fessler was term-limited in 2008.
Richard Adams Republican January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2014 Adams did not seek re-election in 2014.[52]
Steve Huffman Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

81st District[edit]

The 81st district has always been based in northwest Ohio, and now comprises Williams, Henry and Putnam counties, and portions of Fulton County including Delta and Swanton.

It makes up one-third of the 1st Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+11.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Ralph Cole Republican January 3, 1955 – March 1, 1968 Cole resigned to become a judge on the Ohio Court of Appeals.[53]
Robert D. Schuck Republican March 1, 1968 – December 31, 1972 Schuck lost re-nomination in 1972 to Michael Oxley.[54]
Michael Oxley Republican January 3, 1973 – July 15, 1981 Oxley resigned after winning election to Congress.
Charlie Earl Republican October 7, 1981 – December 31, 1984 Earl did not seek re-election in 1984.
Lynn Wachtmann Republican January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1998 Wachtmann did not seek re-election and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Jim Hoops Republican January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2006 Hoops was term-limited in 2006.
Lynn Wachtmann Republican January 2, 2007 – present Wachtmann was term-limited in 2014.
Rob McColley Republican January 6, 2015 – December 5, 2017 Resigned when we was appointed to the Ohio Senate.
Jim Hoops Republican January 17, 2018 – present Incumbent

82nd District[edit]

The 82nd district has always been based in northwest Ohio, and now comprises Defiance, Paulding and Van Wert counties, and portions of Auglaize County including Buckland, St. Marys and Wapakoneta.

It makes up one-third of the 1st Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+10.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Fred Hadley Republican January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1978 Hadley did not seek re-election in 1978.
Larry Manahan Republican January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1992 Manahan did not seek re-election in 1992.
Richard Hodges Republican January 3, 1993 – December 31, 1998 Hodges did not seek re-election in 1998.
Steve Buehrer Republican January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2006 Buehrer was term-limited in 2006 and ran for the Ohio Senate.
Bruce Goodwin Republican January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2012 Goodwin did not seek re-election in 2012.
Tony Burkley Republican January 6, 2013 – December 31, 2016 Burkley lost re-nomination in 2016 to Craig Reidel.
Craig Reidel Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

83rd District[edit]

The 83rd district is a multi-county district established in 1982 that now comprises Hancock and Hardin counties and portions of Logan County including Belle Center, Ridgeway, Rushsylvania and West Mansfield.

It makes up one-third of the 1st Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+13.

Representative Party Term Notes
Jon Stozich Republican January 3, 1983 – February 7, 1991 Stozich resigned after being named Director of the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations.
Chuck Brading Republican February 7, 1991 – December 31, 2000 Brading was term-limited in 2000.
Mike Gilb Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Gilb did not seek re-election in 2006 and instead ran for the United States Congress.
Cliff Hite Republican January 2, 2007 – February 2, 2011 Hite resigned in order to take an appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Robert Sprague Republican February 2, 2011 – present Incumbent

84th District[edit]

The 84th district is a multi-county district established in 1982 that now comprises Mercer county and portions of Auglaize County including Cridersville, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Uniopolis and Waynesfield, portions of Darke County including Ansonia, Burkettsville, Greenville, New Weston, North Star, Osgood, Rossburg, Union City, Versailles and Yorkshire and portions of Shelby County including Anna, Botkins, Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Kettlersville and Russia.

It makes up one-third of the 12th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+19, making it the most Republican district in the state.

Representative Party Term Notes
Jim Buchy Republican January 3, 1983 – December 31, 2000 Buchy was term-limited in 2000.
Keith Faber Republican January 3, 2001 – January 2, 2007 Faber resigned after being appointed to the Ohio Senate.
Jim Zehringer Republican February 20, 2007 – January 3, 2011 Zehringer resigned after being named Ohio Director of Agriculture.
Jim Buchy Republican January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2016 Buchy did not seek re-election in 2016.
Keith Faber Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

85th District[edit]

The 85th district is a multi-county district established in 1966 that now comprises Champaign County and portions of Logan County including Bellefontaine, De Graff, Huntsville, Lakeview, Quincy, Russells Point, Valley Hi and Zanesfield and portions of Shelby County including Lockington, Port Jefferson and Sidney.

It makes up one-third of the 12th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+12. From 2001 to 2006, the district was represented by Derrick Seaver, who at 18 was the youngest member ever elected to the Ohio House of Representatives.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Vaughn Stocksdale Democrat January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1968 Stocksdale did not seek re-election in 1968.
Jack P. Oliver Republican January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1972 Oliver lost re-election in 1972 to Dale Locker.[55]
Dale Locker Democrat January 3, 1973 – November 12, 1982 Locker resigned to become director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Walter Fortener Democrat February 3, 1983 – December 31, 1984 Fortener lost re-election in 1984 to Jim Davis.
Jim Davis Republican January 3, 1985 – December 31, 1994 Davis did not seek re-election in 1994.
Jim Jordan Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2000 Jordan did not seek re-election in 2000 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Derrick Seaver Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 Seaver served as a Democrat from 2001 to 2004; did not seek re-election in 2006.
John Adams Republican January 2, 2007 – December 31, 2014 Adams was term-limited in 2014.
Nino Vitale Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

86th District[edit]

The 86th district has always been based in west-central Ohio, and now comprises Union County and the majority of Marion County including Big Island, Green Camp, LaRue, Marion, New Bloomington, Prospect and Waldo.

It makes up one-third of the 26th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+11.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Rodney Hughes Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1990 Hughes did not seek re-election in 1990.
Ed Core Republican January 3, 1991 – August 9, 1999 Core died while in office in 1999.[56]
Tony Core Republican September 8, 1999 – December 31, 2008 Core was term-limited in 2008.
David Burke Republican January 5, 2009 – July 25, 2011 Burke resigned when appointed to the Ohio Senate.
Dorothy Liggett Pelanda Republican July 25, 2011 – present Incumbent

87th District[edit]

The 87th district has always been based in west-central Ohio, and now comprises Crawford County, Morrow County and Wyandot County and the portions of Marion County including Caledonia and Morral and portions of Seneca County including New Riegel.

It makes up one-third of the 26th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+10.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Lloyd Kerns Republican January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1972 Kerns did not seek re-election in 1972.
Walter McClaskey Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1986 McClaskey did not seek re-election in 1986.
Larry Adams Republican January 2, 1987 – December 31, 1990 Adams lost re-election in 1990 to Randy Weston.
Randy Weston Democrat January 3, 1991 – March 19, 1999 Weston resigned to take the position of associate director of AFSCME.
Robert Gooding Democrat March 19, 1999 – December 31, 2000 Gooding lost re-election in 2000 to Steve Reinhard.
Steve Reinhard Republican January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2008 Reinhard was term-limited and ran for the Ohio Senate.
Jeffrey McClain Republican January 5, 2009 – October 2, 2016 McClain was term-limited in 2016.
Wesley Goodman Republican November 16, 2016 – November 14, 2017 Resigned following a sex scandal.
Riordan McClain Republican January 10, 2018 – present Incumbent

88th District[edit]

The 88th district has always been based in north-central Ohio, and now comprises Sandusky County and the portions of Seneca County including Attica, Bettsville, Bloomville, Fostoria, Green Springs, Republic and Tiffin.

It makes up one-third of the 26th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+2.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Robert Carpenter Republican January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1970 Carpenter did not seek re-election in 1970.
Paul Pfeifer Republican January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1972 Pfeifer lost the party renomination in 1972 to Gene Damschroder.
Gene Damschroder Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1982 Damchroder lost re-election in 1982 to Dwight Wise.
Dwight Wise Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1994 Wise lost re-election in 1994 to Rex Damschroder.
Rex Damschroder Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002 Damschroder was term-limited in 2002.
Jeff Wagner Republican January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Wagner was term-limited in 2010.
Rex Damschroder Republican January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2014 Damschroder failed to qualify for the ballot in 2014.[57]
Bill Reineke Republican January 6, 2015 – present Incumbent

89th District[edit]

The 89th district has always been based in Sandusky in 1966 that now comprises Ottawa and Erie counties. It makes up one-third of the 2nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+4.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Howard Knight Republican January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1972 Knight did not seek re-election in 1972.
Fred Deering Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1992 Deering did not seek re-election in 1992.
Darrell Opfer Democrat January 3, 1993 – August 10, 1999 Opfer resigned to executive director of the Ottawa County Community Improvement Corporation.
Chris Redfern Democrat September 8, 1999 – December 31, 2008 Redfern was term-limited in 2008.
Dennis Murray Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2012 Murray did not seek re-election in 2012.
Chris Redfern Democrat January 6, 2013 – December 31, 2014 Redfern lost re-election in 2014 to Steve Kraus.
Steve Kraus Republican January 5, 2015 – July 27, 2015 Kraus resigned after being convicted of a felony.
Steve Arndt Republican September 30, 2015 – present Incumbent

90th District[edit]

The 90th district has always been based in southern Ohio, and now comprises Adams County, Scioto County and portions of Lawrence County including Coal Grove, Hanging Rock and Ironton. It makes up one-third of the 14th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+1.

The district has been known as 'Vern Riffe Country', as it was represented by Vern Riffe, the longest serving Speaker of the House in Ohio history.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Vern Riffe Democrat January 3, 1959 – December 31, 1994 Riffe did not seek re-election in 1994.
William L. Ogg Democrat January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002 Ogg was term-limited in 2002.
Todd Book Democrat January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Book was term-limited in 2010.
Terry Johnson Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

91st District[edit]

The 91st district has always been based in southern Ohio, and now comprises Clinton, Highland and Pike counties, and two townships in Ross County. It makes up one-third of the 17th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+8.

It is the seat of the current Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Cliff Rosenberger.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Bill Mussey Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Mussey did not seek re-election in 1972 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Harry Mallott Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1990 Mallott was defeated for re-election in 1990 by Doug White.
Doug White Republican January 5, 1991 – April 16, 1996 White resigned in 1996 to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Dennis Stapleton Republican April 16, 1996 – December 31, 2002 Stapleton was re-districted and did not seek re-election in 2002.
David T. Daniels Republican January 5, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Daniels was term-limited and won election to the Ohio Senate in 2010.
Cliff Rosenberger Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

92nd District[edit]

The 92nd district has always been based in southern Ohio, and now comprises Fayette County and all but two townships in Ross County and portions of Pickaway County including Commercial Point, Darbyville, Harrisburg, New Holland, Orient and Williamsport.

It makes up one-third of the 17th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+5. The seat was represented by former Ohio Lieutenant Governor Myrl Shoemaker from 1959 to 1982.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Myrl Shoemaker Democrat January 3, 1959 – December 31, 1982 Shoemaker did not seek re-election and instead won election as Ohio Lieutenant Governor in 1982.
Mike Shoemaker Democrat January 3, 1983 – February 8, 1997 Shoemaker resigned in 1997 to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Joseph P. Sulzer Democrat February 8, 1997 – December 31, 2002 Sulzer lost re-election in 2002 to John M. Schlichter.
John M. Schlichter Republican January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2008 Schlichter lost re-election in 2008 to Raymond Pryor.
Raymond Pryor Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2010 Pryor lost Re-election in 2010 to Bob Peterson.
Bob Peterson Republican January 3, 2011 – May 6, 2012 Peterson resigned in 2012 to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
Gary Scherer Republican May 14, 2012 – present Incumbent

93rd District[edit]

The 93rd district has always been based in southern Ohio, and now comprises Gallia County, Jackson County, portions of Lawrence County including Athalia, Chesapeake, Proctorville and South Point; and portions of Vinton County including McArthur.

It makes up one-third of the 17th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+4.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Ralph Welker Republican January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1972 Welker lost the party nomination in 1972 to Oakley C. Collins.[58]
Oakley C. Collins Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1974 Collins did not seek re-election in 1974 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Ron James Democrat January 3, 1975 – February 10, 1983 James resigned in 1983 to become deputy director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.[59]
Mark Malone Democrat February 10, 1983 – December 31, 1994 Malone lost re-election in 1994 to John Carey.
John Carey Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002 Carey was term-limited in 2002 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Clyde Evans Republican January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Evans was term-limited in 2010.
John Carey Republican January 3, 2011 – December 15, 2011 Carey resigned to take a position with Shawnee State University.[60]
Philip H. Rose Republican December 21, 2011 – April 16, 2012 Rose resigned following the primary victory of Ryan Smith.
Ryan Smith Republican April 16, 2012 – present Incumbent

94th District[edit]

The 94th district has been based in southern Ohio since 2002, and now comprises Meigs County and portions of Athens County including Albany, Amesville, Athens, Buchtel, Chauncey, Coolville and Nelsonville, portions of Vinton County including Hamden, Wilkesville and Zaleski and portions of Washington County including Belpre and parts of Marietta.

It makes up one-third of the 30th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+8.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Jimmy Stewart Republican January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2008 Stewart did not seek reelection and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Debbie Phillips Democrat January 5, 2009 – December 31, 2016 Phillips was term-limited in 2016.
Jay Edwards Republican January 3, 2017 – present Incumbent

95th District[edit]

The 95th district sprawls across southeastern Ohio and now comprises Carroll, Harrison and Noble counties and portions of Belmont County including Barnesville, Belmont, Bethesda, Fairview, Flushing, Holloway, Morristown, St. Clairsville and Wilson and Washington County including Beverly, Lowell, Lower Salem, Macksburg, Matamoras and part of Marietta.

It makes up one-third of the 30th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of EVEN. The seat is unique as Ohio Governor Nancy P. Hollister represented the district following her governorship, albeit she was only Governor for 10 days.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Don Goddard Republican January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1970 Goddard lost the party re-nomination to Sam Speck in 1970.[61]
Sam Speck Republican January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1976 Speck did not seek re-election in 1976 but instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Tom Johnson Republican January 3, 1977 – January 5, 1999 Johnson resigned in 1999 to become head of the Office of Budget and Management.
Nancy P. Hollister Republican January 5, 1999 – December 31, 2004 Hollister is a former Ohio Governor and lost re-election in 2004 to Jennifer Garrison.
Jennifer Garrison Democrat January 3, 2005 – December 6, 2010 Garrison did not seek re-election in 2010 and resigned prior to the expiration of her term.
Larry Woodford Democrat December 8, 2010 – December 31, 2010 Woodford was appointed as a place-holder and did not seek election in 2010.
Andy Thompson Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

96th District[edit]

The 96th district has been based in Steubenville since 1966 and now comprises all of Jefferson and Monroe counties and portions of Belmont County including Bellaire, Bridgeport, Brookside, Colerain, Martins Ferry, Mead Township, Pease Township, Powhatan Point, Pultney Township, Shadyside, Smith Township, Washington Township, York Township and Yorkville.

It makes up one-third of the 30th Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+10.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
Douglas Applegate Democrat January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1968 Applegate did not seek re-election in 1968 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Arthur Bowers Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1986 Bowers did not seek reelection in 1986.
Jerry W. Krupinski Democrat January 2, 1987 – December 31, 2000 Krupinski was term-limited in 2000.
Eileen Krupinski Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2002 Krupinski lost the party renomination in 2002 to John Domenick.
John Domenick Democrat January 3, 2003 – December 31, 2010 Domenick was term-limited in 2010.
Lou Gentile Democrat January 3, 2011 – December 15, 2011 Gentile resigned following his appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Jack Cera Democrat December 15, 2011 – present Incumbent

97th District[edit]

The 97th District has been based in Zanesville, Ohio and Muskingum County since 1966 and now consists of all of Guernsey County and the majority of Muskingum County. It has a Cook PVI of R+3.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
David Weissert Republican January 3, 1961 – December 31, 1972 Weissert did not seek re-election in 1972.
Rex Kieffer Jr. Republican January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1978 Kieffer did not seek re-election in 1978.
Jim Ross Republican January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1982 Ross lost re-election in 1982 to Joe Secrest.
Joe Secrest Democrat January 3, 1983 – June 30, 1992 Secrest resigned prior to the expiration of his term.
Michael McCullough Democrat June 30, 1992 – December 31, 1992 McCullough lost re-election in 1992 to Joy Padgett.
Joy Padgett Republican January 3, 1993 – June 30, 1999 Padgett resigned after appointed as the Governor's director of the Office of Appalachia.
Jim Aslanides Republican June 30, 1999 – December 31, 2008 Aslanides was term-limited in 2008.
Troy Balderson Republican January 5, 2009 – July 24, 2011 Balderson resigned following appointment to the Ohio Senate.
Brian Hill Republican July 24, 2011 – present Incumbent

98th District[edit]

The 98th district has been based in eastern Ohio since 1966 and now comprises Tuscarawas County, and portions of Holmes County including Baltic, Glenmont and Killbuck. It makes up one-third of the 31st Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of R+4.

The district was represented by Speaker of the House A.G. Lancione for over thirty years, who was followed by former Congressman Wayne Hays and future Congressmen Bob Ney and Charlie Wilson.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
A.G. Lancione Democrat January 3, 1947 – December 31, 1978 Lancione did not seek re-election in 1978.[62]
Wayne Hays Democrat January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1980 Hays was defeated in 1980 by Bob Ney.[63]
Bob Ney Republican January 3, 1979 – December 31, 1982 Ney lost re-election to Jack Cera in 1982.
Jack Cera Democrat January 3, 1983 – December 31, 1996 Cera did not seek re-election in 1996 and instead ran for the Ohio Senate.
Charlie Wilson Democrat January 3, 1997 – December 31, 2004 Wilson was term-limited in 2004 and won election to the Ohio Senate.
Allan Sayre Democrat January 3, 2005 – June 2, 2010 Sayre resigned in 2010 prior to the expiration of his term.
Joshua O'Farrell Democrat June 2, 2010 – December 31, 2010 O'Farrell lost re-election in 2010 to Al Landis.
Al Landis Republican January 3, 2011 – present Incumbent

99th District[edit]

The 99th district has been based in Ashtabula, Ohio since 1966 and now comprises most of Ashtabula County including Ashtabula, Conneaut, Geneva, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Jefferson, North Kingsville, Roaming Shores and Rock Creek, and portions of Geauga County including Aquilla and Chardon.

It makes up one-third of the 32nd Senate District. It has a Cook PVI of D+4.

Representative Party Term Notes
Before 1967, seats were apportioned by county.
E. W. Lampson Republican January 3, 1963 – December 31, 1972 Lampson did not seek re-election in 1972.
Bob Boggs Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1982 Boggs did not seek re-election in 1982 and instead won election to the Ohio Senate.
Ross Boggs Democrat January 3, 1983 – February 17, 1999 Boggs resigned to serve on the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review.
George Distel Democrat February 17, 1999 – March 31, 2008 Distel resigned to serve as Director of the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
Deborah Newcomb Democrat May 20, 2008 – December 31, 2010 Newcomb lost re-election in 2010 to Casey Kozlowski.
Casey Kozlowski Republican January 3, 2011 – December 31, 2012 Kozlowski lost re-election in 2012 to John Patterson.
John Patterson Democrat January 6, 2013 – present Incumbent

Defunct districts[edit]

Former Cuyahoga County and Lucas County districts[edit]

Cuyahoga County has had six districts eliminated since 1966, the first eliminated following the 1972 redistricting, and most recently in 2012. Lucas County, Ohio, has lost one district since 1966, eliminated following the 1972 redistricting.

10th district (1966-1982) The 10th district was active from 1966 to 1982.

Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
Larry Smith Democrat January 2, 1967 – December 31, 1972 3 Lost primary nomination[64]
Thomas M. Bell Democrat January 1, 1973 – January 3, 1983 5 Redistricted out of existence (did not seek re-election)[65]

48th district (1966-1972) The 48th district was active from 1966 to 1972.

Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
James J. Flannery Democratic January 1, 1967 - December 31, 1972 3 Redistricted out of existence (unsuccessfully ran for Cuyahoga County Auditor)[66][67]

51st district (1966-1972) The 51st district was active from 1966 to 1972.

Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
Ron Mottl Democrat January 1, 1967 – December 31, 1969 1 Did not seek reelection (ran for state senate)[68]
Gertrude Polcar Republican January 1, 1969 – December 23, 1971 2 Resigned after winning election to judgeship[69][70][71]
Donna Pope Republican December 23, 1971 – December 31, 1972 1 Redistricted out of existence (ran successfully in new House District 12 [existed from 1966 to 1982])[71][72]

57th district (1966-1972) The 57th district was active from 1966 to 1972.

Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
Frank Pokorny Democrat January 1, 1963 – January 30, 1968 3 Resigned due to appointment as Cuyahoga County Commissioner[73][66]
Joseph S. Cloonan Democrat January 30, 1968 – December 31, 1968 partial Appointed to unexpired term (Jan. 30 to Nov. 7); won election to six-week unexpired term (Nov. 8 to Jan. 2)[74][68][69]
Walter Rutkowski Democrat January 1, 1969 – December 31, 1972 2 Redistricted out of existence (lost election to new House District 12 [existed from 1966 to 1982])[69][75]

55th district (1966-1972) The 55th district was active from 1966 to 1972.

Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
Frank Gorman Democratic January 1, 1967 - December 31, 1968 1 Did not seek re-election (ran for judgeship)[68]
Leonard Ostrovsky Democratic January 1, 1969 - December 31, 1972 2 Redistricted out of existence (successfully ran in new House District 17 [existed from 1973 to ?])[69][75][76]

53rd district (1966-1972) The 53rd district was active from 1966 to 1972.

Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
George Voinovich Republican January 1, 1967 – November 25, 1971 3 Resigned to become Cuyahoga County Auditor[77]
Edward Ryder Republican December 13, 1971 – December 31, 1972 1 Redistricted out of existence; lost election to new House District 18[78][76]

77th district (1966-1972) The 77th district was active from 1966 to 1972.

Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
James Weldishofer Republican January 1, 1967 - December 31, 1968 1 Not known[79]
Donald Fraser Republican January 1, 1969 – December 31, 1972 2 Redistricted out of existence[80]

Former multi-county districts[edit]

The 2nd district from 1966 to 1972 comprised Paulding, Van Wert and Auglaize counties and portions of Putnam and Mercer counties. It was combined with another district following the 1970 census.[81]

Representative Party Term Notes
Robert Wilhelm Republican January 3, 1965 – December 31, 1972 Wilhelm was redistricted into another district and lost re-nomination.
Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
Jim Panno Democrat January 3, 1965 – June 9, 1970 5 Died
George D. Tablack Democrat June 9, 1970 – December 31, 1976 6 Did not seek re-election
Joseph Vukovich Democrat January 2, 1977 – December 31, 1992 16 Did not seek re-election
Francis Carr Democrat January 3, 1993 – December 31, 1994 2 Lost re-election
Ron Hood Republican January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2000 6 Lost re-election
John Boccieri Democrat January 3, 2001 – December 31, 2006 6 Ran for the Ohio Senate
Mark Okey Democrat January 2, 2007 – present
Representative Party Term Tenure Notes
Robert Roderer Republican January 3, 1955 – December 31, 1968 14 Lost re-election
Richard Wittenberg Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1974 2 Lost re-election
Tony P. Hall Democrat January 3, 1969 – December 31, 1972 4 Ran for the Ohio Senate
Paul Leonard Democrat January 3, 1973 – December 31, 1980 8 Ran for Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
Larry Balweg Democrat January 3, 1981 – December 31, 1982 2 District relocated

See also[edit]

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