Ohio House of Representatives
|134th Ohio General Assembly|
|4 terms (8 years total)|
New session started
|January 4, 2021|
Speaker Pro Tempore
Length of term
|Authority||Article II, Ohio Constitution|
| November 3, 2020 |
| November 8, 2022 |
|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The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year.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.
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||38||61||99||0|
|Begin (January 4, 2021)||35||64||99||0|
|Latest voting share||35.4%||64.6%|
|Speaker of the House||Robert Cupp|
|Speaker Pro Tempore||Tim Ginter|
|Majority Floor Leader||Bill Seitz|
|Assistant Majority Floor Leader||Rick Carfagna|
|Majority Whip||Don Jones|
|Assistant Majority Whip||Cindy Abrams|
|Minority Leader||Emilia Sykes|
|Assistant Minority Leader||Kristin Boggs|
|Minority Whip||Paula Hicks-Hudson|
|Assistant Minority Whip||Richard Brown|
|District||Representative||Party||Residence||Counties Represented||First Elected||Term Limited|
|4||Robert Cupp||Republican||Shawnee Township||Allen||2014||2022|
|6||Phil Robinson||Democratic||Cleveland||Cuyahoga (part)||2018||2026|
|7||Tom Patton||Republican||Strongsville||Cuyahoga (part)||2016||2024|
|8||Kent Smith||Democratic||Euclid||Cuyahoga (part)||2014||2022|
|9||Janine Boyd||Democratic||Cleveland Heights||Cuyahoga (part)||2014||2022|
|10||Terrence Upchurch||Democratic||Cleveland||Cuyahoga (part)||2018||2026|
|11||Stephanie Howse||Democratic||Cleveland||Cuyahoga (part)||2014||2022|
|12||Juanita Brent||Democratic||Cleveland||Cuyahoga (part)||2018||2026|
|13||Michael Skindell||Democratic||Lakewood||Cuyahoga (part)||2018||2026|
|14||Bride Rose Sweeney||Democratic||Cleveland||Cuyahoga (part)||2018↑||2026|
|15||Jeffery Crossman||Democratic||Parma||Cuyahoga (part)||2018||2026|
|16||Monique Smith||Democratic||Fairview Park||Cuyahoga (part)||2020||2028|
|17||Adam Miller||Democratic||Columbus||Franklin (part)||2016||2024|
|18||Kristin Boggs||Democratic||Columbus||Franklin (part)||2016↑||2024|
|19||Mary Lightbody||Democratic||Westerville||Franklin (part)||2018||2026|
|20||Richard Brown||Democratic||Canal Winchester||Franklin (part)||2017↑||2026|
|21||Beth Liston||Democratic||Dublin||Franklin (part)||2018||2026|
|22||David Leland||Democratic||Columbus||Franklin (part)||2014||2022|
|23||Laura Lanese||Republican||Grove City||Franklin (part)||2016||2024|
|24||Allison Russo||Democratic||Upper Arlington||Franklin (part)||2018||2026|
|25||Dontavius Jarrells||Democratic||Columbus||Franklin (part)||2020||2028|
|26||Erica Crawley||Democratic||Columbus||Franklin (part)||2018||2026|
|27||Tom Brinkman||Republican||Cincinnati||Hamilton (part)||2014||2022|
|28||Jessica Miranda||Democratic||Forest Park||Hamilton (part)||2018||2026|
|29||Cindy Abrams||Republican||Harrison||Hamilton (part)||2019↑||2028|
|30||Bill Seitz||Republican||Green Township||Hamilton (part)||2016||2024|
|31||Brigid Kelly||Democratic||Cincinnati||Hamilton (part)||2016||2024|
|32||Catherine Ingram||Democratic||Cincinnati||Hamilton (part)||2016||2024|
|33||Sedrick Denson||Democratic||Cincinnati||Hamilton (part)||2018||2026|
|34||Emilia Sykes||Democratic||Akron||Summit (part)||2014||2022|
|35||Tavia Galonski||Democratic||Akron||Summit (part)||2017↑||2026|
|36||Bob Young||Republican||Green||Summit (part)||2020||2028|
|37||Casey Weinstein||Democratic||Hudson||Summit (part)||2018||2026|
|38||Bill Roemer||Republican||Richfield||Stark (part), Summit (part)||2018||2026|
|39||Willis Blackshear, Jr.||Democratic||Dayton||Montgomery (part)||2020||2028|
|40||Phil Plummer||Republican||Dayton||Montgomery (part)||2018||2026|
|41||Andrea White||Republican||Kettering||Montgomery (part)||2020||2028|
|42||Tom Young||Republican||Miamisburg||Montgomery (part)||2020||2028|
|43||Rodney Creech||Republican||West Alexandria||Montgomery (part), Preble||2020||2028|
|44||Paula Hicks-Hudson||Democratic||Toledo||Lucas (part)||2018||2026|
|45||Lisa Sobecki||Democratic||Toledo||Lucas (part)||2018||2026|
|46||Michael Sheehy||Democratic||Oregon||Lucas (part)||2013↑||2022|
|47||Derek Merrin||Republican||Waterville||Fulton (part), Lucas (part)||2016↑||2024|
|48||Scott Oelslager||Republican||North Canton||Stark (part)||2018||2026|
|49||Tom West||Democratic||Canton||Stark (part)||2016||2024|
|50||Reggie Stoltzfus||Republican||Paris Township||Stark (part)||2018||2026|
|51||Sara Carruthers||Republican||Hamilton||Butler (part)||2018||2026|
|52||Jennifer Gross||Republican||West Chester||Butler (part)||2020||2028|
|53||Thomas Hall||Republican||Madison Township||Butler (part)||2020||2028|
|54||Paul Zeltwanger||Republican||Mason||Butler (part), Warren (part)||2014||2022|
|55||Gayle Manning||Republican||North Ridgeville||Lorain (part)||2018||2026|
|56||Joe Miller||Democratic||Amherst||Lorain (part)||2018||2026|
|57||Dick Stein||Republican||Norwalk||Huron, Lorain (part)||2016||2024|
|58||Michele Lepore-Hagan||Democratic||Youngstown||Mahoning (part)||2014||2022|
|59||Alessandro Cutrona||Republican||Canfield||Mahoning (part)||2020↑||2028|
|60||Daniel Troy||Democratic||Willowick||Lake (part)||2020||2028|
|61||Jamie Callender||Republican||Concord Township||Lake (part)||2018||2026|
|62||Scott Lipps||Republican||Franklin||Warren (part)||2016||2024|
|63||Mike Loychik||Republican||Cortland||Trumbull (part)||2020||2028|
|64||Michael O'Brien||Democratic||Warren||Ashtabula (part), Trumbull (part)||2014||2022|
|65||Jean Schmidt||Republican||Loveland||Clermont (part)||2020||2028|
|66||Adam Bird||Republican||New Richmond||Brown, Clermont (part)||2020||2028|
|67||Kris Jordan||Republican||Powell||Delaware (part)||2018||2026|
|68||Rick Carfagna||Republican||Westerville||Delaware (part), Knox||2016||2024|
|69||Sharon Ray||Republican||Wadsworth||Medina (part)||2020||2028|
|70||Darrell Kick||Republican||Loudonville||Ashland, Holmes (part), Medina (part)||2016||2024|
|71||Mark Fraizer||Republican||Newark||Licking (part)||2019↑||2028|
|72||Larry Householder||Republican||Glenford||Coshocton, Licking (part), Perry||2016||2024|
|73||Brian Lampton||Republican||Beavercreek||Greene (part)||2020||2028|
|74||Bill Dean||Republican||Xenia||Clark (part), Greene (part), Madison||2016↑||2024|
|75||Gail Pavliga||Republican||Atwater||Portage (part)||2020||2028|
|76||Diane Grendell||Republican||Chesterland||Geauga (part), Portage (part)||2019↑||2028|
|77||Jeffrey LaRe||Republican||Violet Township||Fairfield (part)||2019↑||2028|
|78||Brian Stewart||Republican||Ashville||Athens (part), Fairfield (part), Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum (part), Pickaway (part)||2020||2028|
|79||Kyle Koehler||Republican||German Township||Clark (part)||2014||2022|
|80||Jena Powell||Republican||Arcanum||Darke (part), Miami||2018||2026|
|81||James Hoops||Republican||Napoleon||Fulton (part), Henry, Putnam, Williams||2018||2026|
|82||Craig Riedel||Republican||Defiance||Auglaize (part), Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert||2016||2024|
|83||Jon Cross||Republican||Kenton||Hancock, Hardin, Logan (part)||2018||2026|
|84||Susan Manchester||Republican||Waynesfield||Auglaize (part), Darke (part), Mercer, Shelby (part)||2018||2026|
|85||Nino Vitale||Republican||Union Township||Champaign, Logan (part), Shelby (part)||2014||2022|
|86||Tracy Richardson||Republican||Marysville||Marion (part), Union||2018||2026|
|87||Riordan McClain||Republican||Upper Sandusky||Crawford, Marion (part), Morrow, Seneca (part), Wyandot||2018↑||2026|
|88||Gary Click||Republican||Fremont||Sandusky, Seneca (part)||2020||2028|
|89||Douglas Swearingen, Jr.||Republican||Huron||Erie, Ottawa||2019↑||2028|
|90||Brian Baldridge||Republican||Cherry Fork||Adams, Lawrence (part), Scioto||2018||2026|
|91||Shane Wilkin||Republican||Lynchburg||Clinton, Highland, Pike, Ross (part)||2018↑||2026|
|92||Mark Johnson||Republican||Chillicothe||Fayette, Pickaway (part), Ross (part)||2020||2028|
|93||Jason Stephens||Republican||Kitts Hill||Gallia, Jackson (part), Lawrence (part), Vinton (part)||2019↑||2028|
|94||Jay Edwards||Republican||Nelsonville||Athens (part), Meigs, Vinton (part), Washington (part)||2016||2024|
|95||Don Jones||Republican||Freeport||Belmont (part), Carroll, Harrison, Noble, Washington (part)||2018||2026|
|96||Ron Ferguson||Republican||Wintersville||Belmont (part), Jefferson, Monroe||2020||2028|
|97||Adam Holmes||Republican||Nashport||Guernsey, Muskingum (part)||2019↑||2028|
|98||Brett Hillyer||Republican||Uhrichsville||Holmes (part), Tuscarawas||2018||2026|
|99||Sarah Fowler||Republican||Geneva||Ashtabula (part), Geauga (part)||2020||2028|
↑: Member was originally appointed to the seat.
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.
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.
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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|
|Agriculture and Rural Development|
|Armed Services and Veterans Affairs|
|Commerce and Labor|
|Economic and Workforce Development|
|Energy and Natural Resources|
|Primary and Secondary Education|
|Rules and References|
|State and Local Government|
|Transportation and Public Safety|
|Ways and Means|
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