Ohio House of Representatives
|133rd Ohio General Assembly|
|4 terms (8 years total)|
New session started
|January 7, 2019|
Speaker Pro Tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article II, Ohio Constitution|
| November 6, 2018 |
|November 3, 2020|
|Redistricting||Ohio Redistricting Commission|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
|Ohio House of Representatives|
The Ohio House of Representatives is the lower house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio; the other house of the bicameral legislature being the Ohio Senate.
The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year. In 1816, the capital was moved to Columbus, where it is located today. The 133rd General Assembly convened in January 2019.
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.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous Assembly||65||33||99||1|
|Begin (January 7, 2019)||61||38||99||0|
|As of February 6, 2019||60||38||98||1|
|Latest voting share||61.2%||38.8%|
|District||Representative||Party||Residence||First Elected||Term Limited|
|6||Phillip Robinson Jr.||Dem||Independence||2018||2026|
|9||Janine Boyd||Dem||Cleveland Heights||2014||2022|
|14||Bride Rose Sweeney||Dem||Cleveland||2018||2026|
|18||Kristin Boggs||Dem||Italian Village||2016↑||2024|
|20||Richard Brown||Dem||Canal Winchester||2017↑||2026|
|22||David J. Leland||Dem||Columbus||2014||2022|
|23||Laura Lanese||Rep||Grove City||2016||2024|
|24||C. Allison Russo||Dem||Columbus||2018||2026|
|43||Jeffery Todd Smith||Rep||Clayton||2018||2026|
|47||Derek Merrin||Rep||Monclova Township||2016↑||2024|
|52||George Lang||Rep||West Chester||2017↑||2026|
|55||Gayle Manning||Rep||North Ridgeville||2018||2026|
|56||Joseph Miller III||Dem||Lorain||2018||2026|
|61||Jamie Callender||Rep||LeRoy Township||2018||2026|
|65||John Becker||Rep||Union Township||2012||2020|
|66||Doug Green||Rep||Mt. Orab||2012||2020|
|76||Diane Grendell||Rep||Bainbridge Township||2019||2026|
|77||Jeffrey LaRe||Rep||Violet Township, Ohio||2019↑||2027|
|80||Jena Powell||Rep||Tipp City||2018||2026|
|87||Riordan McClain||Rep||Upper Sandusky||2018↑||2026|
|89||Douglas Swearingen, Jr.||Rep||Huron||2019↑||2020|
|90||Brian Baldridge||Rep||Cherry Fork||2018||2026|
↑: Member was originally appointed to the seat.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House. The current Speaker is Larry Householder, a Republican from Glenford, Ohio. He became Speaker on January 7, 2019. 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.
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.
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.
The Speaker of the House is in charge of naming all committees and subcommittees.The current committees, chairs and vice chairs are:
|Aging and Long Term Care||Steve Arndt||Bill Reineke|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||Kyle Koehler||J. Todd Smith|
|Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security||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||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||Louis Blessing||Don Jones|
|Public Utilities||Jamie Callender||Shane Wilkin|
|Rules and References||Larry Householder||Jim Butler|
|State and Local Government||Scott Wiggam||Tim Ginter|
|Transportation and Public Safety||Doug Green||Riordan McClain|
|Ways and Means||Tim Schaffer||Scott Lipps|
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