Ohio House of Representatives

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

Ohio House of Representatives
133rd Ohio General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years total)
History
New session started
January 7, 2019
Leadership
Robert R. Cupp (R)
since July 30, 2020
Speaker Pro Tempore
Jim Butler (R)
since January 7, 2019
Majority Leader
Bill Seitz (R)
since January 7, 2019
Minority Leader
Emilia Sykes (D)
since January 7, 2019
Structure
Seats99
Ohio House Diagram 2019 - 2021.svg
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (61)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Ohio Constitution
Salary$60,584/year
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(99 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(99 seats)
RedistrictingOhio Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
Ohio House of Representatives.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio
Website
Ohio House of Representatives

The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year. In 1816, the capital was moved to Columbus, where it is located today. The 133rd General Assembly convened in January 2019.[1]

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

CompositionEdit

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Republican
End of previous Assembly 33 65 98 1
Begin (January 7, 2019) 38 60 98 1
March 27, 2019 61 99 0
May 1, 2019 37 98 1
May 5, 2019 60 97 2
May 8, 2019 59 96 3
May 22, 2019 60 97 2
May 29, 2019 61 98 1
June 5, 2019 38 99 0
October 3, 2019 60 98 1
October 10, 2019 61 99 0
November 12, 2019 60 98 1
November 13, 2019 61 99 0
March 20, 2020 60 98 1
May 28, 2020 61 99 0
Latest voting share 38.4% 61.6%

LeadershipEdit

MajorityEdit

MinorityEdit

Members of the 133rd House of RepresentativesEdit

 
House districts by party
  Democratic
  Republican
District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented First Elected Term Limited
1 Scott Wiggam Rep Wooster Wayne 2016 2024
2 Mark Romanchuk Rep Mansfield Richland 2012 2020
3 Haraz Ghanbari Rep Perrysburg Wood 2019 2028
4 Robert R. Cupp Rep Lima Allen 2014 2022
5 Tim Ginter Rep Salem Columbiana 2014 2022
6 Phil Robinson Dem Independence Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
7 Tom Patton Rep Strongsville Cuyahoga (part) 2016 2024
8 Kent Smith Dem Euclid Cuyahoga (part) 2014 2022
9 Janine Boyd Dem Cleveland Heights Cuyahoga (part) 2014 2022
10 Terrence Upchurch Dem Cleveland Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
11 Stephanie Howse Dem Cleveland Cuyahoga (part) 2014 2022
12 Juanita Brent Dem Cleveland Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
13 Michael J. Skindell Dem Lakewood Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
14 Bride Rose Sweeney Dem Cleveland Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
15 Jeffrey Crossman Dem Parma Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
16 David Greenspan Rep Westlake Cuyahoga (part) 2016 2024
17 Adam Miller Dem Columbus Franklin (part) 2016 2024
18 Kristin Boggs Dem Italian Village Franklin (part) 2016↑ 2024
19 Mary Lightbody Dem Westerville Franklin (part) 2018 2026
20 Richard Brown Dem Canal Winchester Franklin (part) 2017↑ 2026
21 Beth Liston Dem Worthington Franklin (part) 2018 2026
22 David J. Leland Dem Columbus Franklin (part) 2014 2022
23 Laura Lanese Rep Grove City Franklin (part) 2016 2024
24 Allison Russo Dem Columbus Franklin (part) 2018 2026
25 Bernadine Kent Dem Columbus Franklin (part) 2016 2024
26 Erica Crawley Dem Columbus Franklin (part) 2018 2026
27 Tom Brinkman Rep Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2014 2022
28 Jessica Miranda Dem Madeira Hamilton (part) 2018 2026
29 Cindy Abrams Rep Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2019↑ 2028
30 Bill Seitz Rep Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2016 2024
31 Brigid Kelly Dem Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2016 2024
32 Catherine Ingram Dem Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2016 2024
33 Sedrick Denson Dem Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2018 2026
34 Emilia Sykes Dem Akron Summit (part) 2014 2022
35 Tavia Galonski Dem Akron Summit (part) 2017↑ 2026
36 Anthony DeVitis Rep Uniontown Summit (part) 2011↑ 2020
37 Casey Weinstein Dem Hudson Summit (part) 2018 2026
38 Bill Roemer Rep Akron Stark (part), Summit (part) 2018 2026
39 Fred Strahorn Dem Dayton Montgomery (part) 2012 2020
40 Phil Plummer Rep Clayton Montgomery (part) 2018 2026
41 Jim Butler Rep Oakwood Montgomery (part) 2011↑ 2020
42 Niraj Antani Rep Miamisburg Montgomery (part) 2014↑ 2022
43 Jeffery Todd Smith Rep Clayton Montgomery (part), Preble 2018 2026
44 Paula Hicks-Hudson Dem Toledo Lucas (part) 2018 2026
45 Lisa Sobecki Dem Toledo Lucas (part) 2018 2026
46 Michael Sheehy Dem Toledo Lucas (part) 2013↑ 2022
47 Derek Merrin Rep Monclova Township Fulton (part), Lucas (part) 2016↑ 2024
48 Scott Oelslager Rep Canton Stark (part) 2018 2026
49 Thomas West Dem Canton Stark (part) 2016 2024
50 Reggie Stoltzfus Rep Alliance Stark (part) 2018 2026
51 Sara Carruthers Rep Hamilton Butler (part) 2018 2026
52 George Lang Rep West Chester Butler (part) 2017↑ 2026
53 Candice Keller Rep Middletown Butler (part) 2016↑ 2024
54 Paul Zeltwanger Rep Mason Butler (part), Warren (part) 2014 2022
55 Gayle Manning[2] Rep North Ridgeville Lorain (part) 2018 2026
56 Joe Miller Dem Lorain Lorain (part) 2018 2026
57 Dick Stein Rep Norwalk Huron, Lorain (part) 2016 2024
58 Michele Lepore-Hagan Dem Youngstown Mahoning (part) 2014 2022
59 Alessandro Cutrona Rep Canfield Mahoning (part) 2020↑ 2028
60 John Rogers Dem Mentor-on-the-Lake Lake (part) 2012 2020
61 Jamie Callender Rep LeRoy Township Lake (part) 2018 2026
62 Scott Lipps Rep Franklin Warren (part) 2016 2024
63 Gil Blair Dem McDonald Trumbull (part) 2019↑ 2028
64 Michael O'Brien Dem Warren Ashtabula (part), Trumbull (part) 2014 2022
65 John Becker Rep Union Township Clermont (part) 2012 2020
66 Doug Green Rep Mt. Orab Brown, Clermont (part) 2012 2020
67 Kris Jordan Rep Powell Delaware (part) 2018 2026
68 Rick Carfagna Rep Westerville Delaware (part), Knox 2016 2024
69 Steve Hambley Rep Brunswick Medina (part) 2014 2022
70 Darrell Kick Rep Loudonville Ashland, Holmes (part), Medina (part) 2016 2024
71 Mark Fraizer Rep Newark Licking (part) 2019↑ 2028
72 Larry Householder Rep Glenford Coshocton, Licking (part), Perry 2016 2024
73 Rick Perales Rep Beavercreek Greene (part) 2012 2020
74 Bill Dean Rep Xenia Clark (part), Greene (part), Madison 2016↑ 2024
75 Randi Clites Dem Kent Portage (part) 2018 2026
76 Diane Grendell Rep Bainbridge Township Geauga (part), Portage (part) 2019 2026
77 Jeffrey LaRe Rep Violet Township Fairfield (part) 2019↑ 2028
78 Ron Hood Rep Ashville Athens (part), Fairfield (part), Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum (part), Pickaway (part) 2012 2020
79 Kyle Koehler Rep Springfield Clark (part) 2014 2022
80 Jena Powell Rep Tipp City Darke (part), Miami 2018 2026
81 Jim Hoops Rep Napoleon Fulton (part), Henry, Putnam, Williams 2018↑ 2026
82 Craig Riedel Rep Defiance Auglaize (part), Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert 2016 2024
83 Jon Cross Rep Findlay Hancock, Hardin, Logan (part) 2018 2026
84 Susan Manchester Rep Celina Auglaize (part), Darke (part), Mercer, Shelby (part) 2018 2026
85 Nino Vitale Rep Urbana Champaign, Logan (part), Shelby (part) 2014 2022
86 Tracy Richardson Rep Marysville Marion (part), Union 2018 2026
87 Riordan McClain Rep Upper Sandusky Crawford, Marion (part), Morrow, Seneca (part), Wyandot 2018↑ 2026
88 Bill Reineke Rep Tiffin Sandusky, Seneca (part) 2014 2022
89 D. J. Swearingen Rep Huron Erie, Ottawa 2019↑ 2028
90 Brian Baldridge Rep Cherry Fork Adams, Lawrence (part), Scioto 2018 2026
91 Shane Wilkin Rep Lynchburg Clinton, Highland, Pike, Ross (part) 2018↑ 2026
92 Gary Scherer Rep Circleville Fayette, Pickaway (part), Ross (part) 2012↑ 2020
93 Jason Stephens Rep Kitts Hill Gallia, Jackson (part), Lawrence (part), Vinton (part) 2018 2026
94 Jay Edwards Rep Nelsonville Athens (part), Meigs, Vinton (part), Washington (part) 2016 2024
95 Don Jones Rep Marietta Belmont (part), Carroll, Harrison, Noble, Washington (part) 2018 2026
96 Jack Cera Dem Bellaire Belmont (part), Jefferson, Monroe 2011↑ 2020
97 Adam Holmes Rep Cambridge Guernsey, Muskingum (part) 2018 2026
98 Brett Hillyer Rep Uhrichsville Holmes (part), Tuscarawas 2018 2026
99 John Patterson Dem Jefferson Ashtabula (part), Geauga (part) 2012 2020

↑: Member was originally appointed to the seat.

OfficialsEdit

Speaker of the HouseEdit

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House. The duties of the Speaker include preserving order and decorum at all times, recognizing visitors in the galleries, controlling and providing security for the Hall, appointing members to perform the duties of the Speaker for a temporary period of time, naming committees and subcommittees and appointing their chairs and members, overseeing the performance of House employees, and signing bills, acts, resolutions, and more.[3]

Clerk of the HouseEdit

The Clerk of the House of Representatives is in charge of and regulates the distribution of records of the House. The Clerk is the custodian of legislative documents within the House. The duties of the Clerk include examining bills or resolutions before introduction, numbering bills and resolutions for filing, providing bills and documents pertaining to the bill to the chair of the corresponding committee, publishing calendars to notify the public about bills and resolutions, keeping a journal of House proceedings, superintending the presentation of bills and resolutions, and attesting writs and subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives.[3]

Sergeant-at-ArmsEdit

The Sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives is tasked with maintaining security and order in the House. The Sergeant-at-arms may be ordered by the Speaker to clear the aisles if this is deemed necessary by the Speaker. Other duties of the Sergeant-at-arms include controlling admission to the building, serving subpoenas and warrants issued by the House, and bringing any members found to be absent without leave to the House.[3]

CommitteesEdit

The Speaker of the House is in charge of naming all committees and subcommittees.[3] The current committees, chairs and vice chairs are:[4]

Committee Chair Vice Chair
Aging and Long-Term Care Tim Ginter D. J. Swearingen
Agriculture and Rural Development Kyle Koehler Jeffery Todd Smith
Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Rick Perales Ron Hood
Civil Justice Steve Hambley Tom Patton
Commerce and Labor Gayle Manning Bill Dean
Criminal Justice George Lang Phil Plummer
Economic and Workforce Development Paul Zeltwanger Jena Powell
Energy and Natural Resources Nino Vitale Darrell Kick
Federalism John Becker Reggie Stoltzfus
Finance Scott Oelslager

Jamie Callender

Gary Scherer
Financial Institutions Kris Jordan Brett Hillyer
Health Scott Lipps Don Manning
Higher Education Candice Keller Craig Riedel
Insurance Tom Brinkman Niraj Antani
Primary and Secondary Education Don Jones Susan Manchester
Public Utilities Jamie Callender Shane Wilkin
Rules and References Robert R. Cupp Jim Butler
State and Local Government Scott Wiggam Jason Stephens
Transportation and Public Safety Doug Green Riordan McClain
Ways and Means Derek Merrin Jeffrey LaRe

Past composition of the House of RepresentativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ohio House History | The Ohio House Of Representatives". www.ohiohouse.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  2. ^ Mahoney, Scott (2018-11-07). "Gayle Manning elected to Ohio House". Chronicle-Telegram. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  3. ^ a b c d "RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES". The Ohio Legislature. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Standing Committees". The Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved February 14, 2020.

External linksEdit