Ryan Smith (Ohio politician)

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Ryan Smith
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 93rd district
Assumed office
April 18, 2012
Preceded by Philip H. Rose
Personal details
Born (1973-02-23) February 23, 1973 (age 44)
Gallipolis, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Gallipolis, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Ohio State University
Profession Financial Consultant

Ryan Smith (born February 23, 1973) is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 93rd District since his appointment in 2012. His district includes all of Gallia and Jackson counties as well as much of Lawrence and Vinton counties. Smith also serves as the Chairman of the House Finance Committee, often the most powerful chairmanship in the Ohio House.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Smith graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Finance in 1995. He is a financial consultant, partner and vice president at Smith Financial Advisors of Hilliard Lyons.

In 2007, Smith opted to run for the Gallipolis City School Board of Education, and won. He would win reelection to his seat in 2011. He is married to his wife, Vicki, and together they have four children.

House of Representatives[edit]

In late 2011, Representative John Carey resigned to take a position at Shawnee State University. Soon after, Smith announced his candidacy for the seat for the 2012 election. He faced two others in a primary election, and Philip H. Rose was appointed to the seat as a placeholder until a winner could be decided. Smith ultimately won the primary by 62 votes. In the general election held on November 6, 2012, Smith defeated Democratic candidate Josh Bailey with 64.2% of the vote.[2][3]

In 2014, Smith easily won re-election over Democrat Josh Bailey with over 70% of the vote. He is serving as Chairman of the House Finance Committee for the 131st Ohio General Assembly,[4] and is tasked with carrying the state biennium budget.[5]

Committee assignments[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Election results
Year Office Election Votes for Smith % Opponent Party Votes %
2012 Ohio House of Representatives General 29,215 64.37% Josh Bailey Democrat 15,290 35.73%
2014 General 18,925 70.07% Josh Bailey Democrat 8,082 29.93%


  1. ^ "Rep. Smith appointed chairman of House Finance". Columbus Dispatch. Columbus. 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  2. ^ "2012 primary election results". Ohio Secretary of State. 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Ohio - Summary Vote Results". Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rep. Smith appointed chairman of House Finance". Columbus Dispatch. Columbus. 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  5. ^ Legislation: Ohio House Bill 64 – Biennial Budget. Innovation Ohio. 

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