Ohio House of Representatives

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Ohio House of Representatives
133rd Ohio General Assembly
Seal of the Ohio House of Representatives.svg
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years total)
History
New session started
January 7, 2019
Leadership
Larry Householder (R)
since January 7, 2019
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

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
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House of Representatives Chamber
Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio
Website
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.

Contents

The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year.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.

Composition

AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous Assembly 6533991
Begin (January 7, 2019)6138990
As of February 6, 20196038981
Latest voting share

Leadership

Majority

Minority

Members of the 133rd House of Representatives

DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceFirst ElectedTerm Limited
1 Scott Wiggam Rep Wooster 20162024
2 Mark Romanchuk Rep Mansfield 20122020
3 Haraz Ghanbari Rep Perrysburg 20192028
4 Robert Cupp Rep Lima 20142022
5 Tim Ginter Rep Salem 20142022
6 Phillip Robinson Jr. Dem Independence 20182026
7 Tom Patton Rep Strongsville 20162024
8 Kent Smith Dem Euclid 20142022
9 Janine Boyd Dem Cleveland Heights 20142022
10 Terrence Upchurch Dem Cleveland 20182026
11 Stephanie Howse Dem Cleveland 20142022
12 Juanita Brent Dem Cleveland 20182026
13 Michael Skindell Dem Lakewood 20182026
14 Bride Rose Sweeney Dem Cleveland 20182026
15 Jeffrey Crossman Dem Parma 20182026
16 David Greenspan Rep Westlake 20162024
17 Adam Miller Dem Columbus 20162024
18 Kristin Boggs Dem Italian Village 2016↑2024
19 Mary Lightbody Dem Westerville 20182026
20 Richard Brown Dem Canal Winchester 2017↑2026
21 Beth Liston Dem Worthington 20182026
22 David J. Leland Dem Columbus 20142022
23 Laura Lanese Rep Grove City 20162024
24 C. Allison Russo Dem Columbus 20182026
25 Bernadine Kent Dem Columbus 20162024
26 Erica Crawley Dem Columbus 20182026
27 Tom Brinkman Rep Cincinnati 20142022
28 Jessica Miranda Dem Madeira 20182026
29 Cindy Abrams Rep Cincinnati 2019↑2028
30 Bill Seitz Rep Cincinnati 20162024
31 Brigid Kelly Dem Cincinnati 20162024
32 Catherine Ingram Dem Cincinnati 20162024
33 Sedrick Denson Dem Cincinnati 20182026
34 Emilia Sykes Dem Akron 20142022
35 Tavia Galonski Dem Akron 2017↑2026
36 Anthony DeVitis Rep Uniontown 2011↑2020
37 Casey Weinstein Dem Hudson 20182026
38 Bill Roemer Rep Akron 20182026
39 Fred Strahorn Dem Dayton 20122020
40 Phil Plummer Rep Clayton 20102018
41 Jim Butler Rep Oakwood 2011↑2020
42 Niraj Antani Rep Miamisburg 2014↑2022
43 Jeffery Todd Smith Rep Clayton 20182026
44 Paula Hicks-Hudson Dem Toledo 20182026
45 Lisa Sobecki Dem Toledo 20182026
46 Michael Sheehy Dem Toledo 2013↑2022
47 Derek Merrin Rep Monclova Township 2016↑2024
48 Scott Oelslager Rep Canton 20182026
49 Thomas West Dem Canton 20162024
50 Reggie Stoltzfus Rep Alliance 20182026
51 Sara Carruthers Rep Hamilton 20182026
52 George Lang Rep West Chester 2017↑2026
53 Candice Keller Rep Middletown 2016↑2024
54 Paul Zeltwanger Rep Mason 20142022
55 Gayle Manning [2] Rep North Ridgeville 20182026
56 Joseph Miller III Dem Lorain 20182026
57 Dick Stein Rep Norwalk 20162024
58 Michele Lepore-Hagan Dem Youngstown 20142022
59 Don Manning Rep Poland 20182026
60 John Rogers Dem Mentor-on-the-Lake 20122020
61 Jamie Callender Rep LeRoy Township 20182026
62 Scott Lipps Rep Franklin 20162024
63 Gil Blair Dem McDonald 20192020
64 Michael O'Brien Dem Warren 20142022
65 John Becker Rep Union Township 20122020
66 Doug Green Rep Mt. Orab 20122020
67 Kris Jordan Rep Powell 20182026
68 Rick Carfagna Rep Westerville 20162024
69 Steve Hambley Rep Brunswick 20142022
70 Darrell Kick Rep Loudonville 20162024
71 Mark Fraizer Rep Newark 20192020
72 Larry Householder Rep Glenford 20162024
73 Rick Perales Rep Beavercreek 20122020
74 Bill Dean Rep Xenia 2016↑2024
75 Randi Clites Dem Kent 20182026
76 Diane Grendell Rep Bainbridge Township 20192026
77 Jeffrey LaRe Rep Violet Township, Ohio 2019↑2027
78 Ron Hood Rep Ashville 20122020
79 Kyle Koehler Rep Springfield 20142022
80 Jena Powell Rep Tipp City 20182026
81 Jim Hoops Rep Napoleon 2018↑2026
82 Craig Riedel Rep Defiance 20162024
83 Jon Cross Rep Findlay 20182026
84 Susan Manchester Rep Celina 20182026
85 Nino Vitale Rep Urbana 20142022
86 Tracy Richardson Rep Marysville 20182026
87 Riordan McClain Rep Upper Sandusky 2018↑2026
88 Bill Reineke Rep Tiffin 20142022
89 Douglas Swearingen, Jr. Rep Huron 2019↑2020
90 Brian Baldridge Rep Cherry Fork 20182026
91 Shane Wilkin Rep Lynchburg 2018↑2026
92 Gary Scherer Rep Circleville 2012↑2020
93 Ryan Smith Rep Gallipolis 2012↑2020
94 Jay Edwards Rep Nelsonville 20162024
95 Don Jones Rep Marietta 20182026
96 Jack Cera Dem Bellaire 2011↑2020
97 Adam Holmes Rep Cambridge 20182026
98 Brett Hillyer Rep Uhrichsville 20182026
99 John Patterson Dem Jefferson 20122020

↑: Member was originally appointed to the seat.

Officials

Speaker of the House

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. [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]

Sergeant-at-Arms

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]

Committees

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 Chair
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

Past composition of the House of Representatives

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