Ohio House of Representatives

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Ohio House of Representatives
134th Ohio General Assembly
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Term limits
4 terms (8 years total)
New session started
January 4, 2021
Bob Cupp (R)
since July 30, 2020
Speaker pro tempore
Tim Ginter (R)
since January 4, 2021
Majority Leader
Bill Seitz (R)
since January 7, 2019
Minority Leader
Allison Russo (D)
since January 26, 2022
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Political groups
  •    Republican (64)


Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Ohio Constitution
Last election
November 3, 2020
(99 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(99 seats)
RedistrictingOhio Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
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House of Representatives Chamber
Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio
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The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year.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. [1]

Members are limited to four successive two-year elected terms (terms are considered successive if they are separated by less than four years). [2] 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)
Democratic Republican
End of previous Assembly 3861990
Begin (January 4, 2021)3564990
June 16, 202163981
June 28, 20213464981
October 13, 202135990
January 2, 202234981
February 16, 202235990
February 27, 202263981
March 9, 202264990
April 22, 202234981
May 18, 202235990
Latest voting share35.4%65.3%


Speaker of the House Robert Cupp
Speaker Pro Tempore Tim Ginter
Majority Leadership
Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Rick Carfagna
Majority Whip Don Jones
Assistant Majority Whip Cindy Abrams
Minority Leadership
Minority Leader Allison Russo
Assistant Minority Leader Thomas West
Minority Whip Jessica Miranda
Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown

Members of the 134th House of Representatives

House districts by party
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House districts by party
DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceCounties RepresentedFirst ElectedTerm Limited
1 Scott Wiggam Republican Wooster Wayne 20162024
2 Marilyn John Republican Shelby Richland 20202028
3 Haraz Ghanbari Republican Perrysburg Wood 2019↑2028
4 Robert Cupp Republican Shawnee Township Allen 20142022
5 Tim Ginter Republican Salem Columbiana 20142022
6 Phil Robinson Democratic Solon Cuyahoga (part)20182026
7 Tom Patton Republican Strongsville Cuyahoga (part)20162024
8 Kent Smith Democratic Euclid Cuyahoga (part)20142022
9 Bishara Addison Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part)2022↑2030
10 Terrence Upchurch Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part)20182026
11 Shayla Davis Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part)2022↑2030
12 Juanita Brent Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part)20182026
13 Michael Skindell Democratic Lakewood Cuyahoga (part)20182026
14 Bride Rose Sweeney Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part)2018↑2026
15 Jeffery Crossman Democratic Parma Cuyahoga (part)20182026
16 Monique Smith Democratic Fairview Park Cuyahoga (part)20202028
17 Adam Miller Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)20162024
18 Kristin Boggs Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)2016↑2024
19 Mary Lightbody Democratic Westerville Franklin (part)20182026
20 Richard Brown Democratic Canal Winchester Franklin (part)2017↑2026
21 Beth Liston Democratic Dublin Franklin (part)20182026
22 David Leland Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)20142022
23 Laura Lanese Republican Grove City Franklin (part)20162024
24 Allison Russo Democratic Upper Arlington Franklin (part)20182026
25 Dontavius Jarrells Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)20202028
26 Latyna Humphrey Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)2021↑2030
27 Tom Brinkman Republican Cincinnati Hamilton (part)20142022
28 Jessica Miranda Democratic Forest Park Hamilton (part)20182026
29 Cindy Abrams Republican Harrison Hamilton (part)2019↑2028
30 Bill Seitz Republican Green Township Hamilton (part)20162024
31 Brigid Kelly Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part)20162024
32 Catherine Ingram Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part)20162024
33 Sedrick Denson Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part)20182026
34 Emilia Sykes Democratic Akron Summit (part)20142022
35 Tavia Galonski Democratic Akron Summit (part)2017↑2026
36 Bob Young Republican Green Summit (part)20202028
37 Casey Weinstein Democratic Hudson Summit (part)20182026
38 Bill Roemer Republican Richfield Stark (part), Summit (part)20182026
39 Willis Blackshear, Jr. Democratic Dayton Montgomery (part)20202028
40 Phil Plummer Republican Dayton Montgomery (part)20182026
41 Andrea White Republican Kettering Montgomery (part)20202028
42 Tom Young Republican Miamisburg Montgomery (part)20202028
43 Rodney Creech Republican West Alexandria Montgomery (part), Preble 20202028
44 Paula Hicks-Hudson Democratic Toledo Lucas (part)20182026
45 Lisa Sobecki Democratic Toledo Lucas (part)20182026
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)20182026
49 Tom West Democratic Canton Stark (part)20162024
50 Reggie Stoltzfus Republican Paris Township Stark (part)20182026
51 Sara Carruthers Republican Hamilton Butler (part)20182026
52 Jennifer Gross Republican West Chester Butler (part)20202028
53 Thomas Hall Republican Madison Township Butler (part)20202028
54 Paul Zeltwanger Republican Mason Butler (part), Warren (part)20142022
55 Gayle Manning Republican North Ridgeville Lorain (part)20182026
56 Joe Miller Democratic Amherst Lorain (part)20182026
57 Dick Stein Republican Norwalk Huron, Lorain (part)20162024
58 Michele Lepore-Hagan Democratic Youngstown Mahoning (part)20142022
59 Alessandro Cutrona Republican Canfield Mahoning (part)2020↑2028
60 Daniel Troy Democratic Willowick Lake (part)20202028
61 Jamie Callender Republican Concord Township Lake (part)20182026
62 Scott Lipps Republican Franklin Warren (part)20162024
63 Mike Loychik Republican Cortland Trumbull (part)20202028
64 Michael O'Brien Democratic Warren Ashtabula (part), Trumbull (part)20142022
65 Jean Schmidt Republican Loveland Clermont (part)20202028
66 Adam Bird Republican New Richmond Brown, Clermont (part)20202028
67 Kris Jordan Republican Powell Delaware (part)20182026
68 Shawn Stevens Republican Powell Delaware (part), Knox 2022↑2030
69 Sharon Ray Republican Wadsworth Medina (part)20202028
70 Darrell Kick Republican Loudonville Ashland, Holmes (part), Medina (part)20162024
71 Mark Fraizer Republican Newark Licking (part)2019↑2028
72 Kevin Miller Republican Newark Coshocton, Licking (part), Perry 2021↑2030
73 Brian Lampton Republican Beavercreek Greene (part)20202028
74 Bill Dean Republican Xenia Clark (part), Greene (part), Madison 2016↑2024
75 Gail Pavliga Republican Atwater Portage (part)20202028
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)20202028
79 Kyle Koehler Republican German Township Clark (part)20142022
80 Jena Powell Republican Arcanum Darke (part), Miami 20182026
81 James Hoops Republican Napoleon Fulton (part), Henry, Putnam, Williams 20182026
82 Craig Riedel Republican Defiance Auglaize (part), Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert 20162024
83 Jon Cross Republican Kenton Hancock, Hardin, Logan (part)20182026
84 Susan Manchester Republican Waynesfield Auglaize (part), Darke (part), Mercer, Shelby (part)20182026
85 Nino Vitale Republican Union Township Champaign, Logan (part), Shelby (part)20142022
86 Tracy Richardson Republican Marysville Marion (part), Union 20182026
87 Riordan McClain Republican Upper Sandusky Crawford, Marion (part), Morrow, Seneca (part), Wyandot 2018↑2026
88 Gary Click Republican Fremont Sandusky, Seneca (part)20202028
89 Douglas Swearingen, Jr. Republican Huron Erie, Ottawa 2019↑2028
90 Brian Baldridge Republican Cherry Fork Adams, Lawrence (part), Scioto 20182026
91 Shane Wilkin Republican Lynchburg Clinton, Highland, Pike, Ross (part)2018↑2026
92 Mark Johnson Republican Chillicothe Fayette, Pickaway (part), Ross (part)20202028
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)20162024
95 Don Jones Republican Freeport Belmont (part), Carroll, Harrison, Noble, Washington (part)20182026
96 Ron Ferguson Republican Wintersville Belmont (part), Jefferson, Monroe 20202028
97 Adam Holmes Republican Nashport Guernsey, Muskingum (part)2019↑2028
98 Brett Hillyer Republican Uhrichsville Holmes (part), Tuscarawas 20182026
99 Sarah Fowler Arthur Republican Geneva Ashtabula (part), Geauga (part)20202028

↑: Member was originally appointed to the seat.


Speaker of the House

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 House

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]


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]


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

CommitteeChairVice ChairRanking Member
Aging and Long-Term Care
Agriculture and Rural Development
Armed Services and Veterans Affairs
Civil Justice
Commerce and Labor
Criminal Justice
Economic and Workforce Development
Energy and Natural Resources
Financial Institutions
Higher Education
Primary and Secondary Education
Public Utilities
Rules and References
State and Local Government
Transportation and Public Safety
Ways and Means

Past composition of the House of Representatives

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  2. "The Ohio Legislature".
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  4. "Standing Committees". The Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved February 14, 2020.