Ohio House of Representatives

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Ohio House of Representatives
135th Ohio General Assembly
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Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years total)
History
New session started
January 3, 2023
Leadership
Jason Stephens (R)
since January 3, 2023
Speaker pro tempore
Scott Oelslager (R)
since January 3, 2023
Majority Leader
Bill Seitz (R)
since June 7, 2017
Minority Leader
Allison Russo (D)
since January 26, 2022
Structure
Seats99
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Political groups
Majority
  •    Republican (67)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Ohio Constitution
Salary$68,674/year
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2022
(99 seats)
Next election
November 5, 2024
(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The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year.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. [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.

Composition

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
TotalVacant
Democratic Republican
End of previous Assembly 3564990
Begin (January 3, 2023)3267990
February 2, 2023 [3] 66981
February 25, 2023 [4] 65972
May 10, 2023 [5] 67990
October 2, 2023 [6] 66981
January 9, 2024 [7] 31972
January 10, 2024 [8] [9] 972
February 7, 2024 [10] 32981
April 13, 2024 [11] 3166972
Latest voting share

Leadership

Presiding Officers
Speaker of the House Jason Stephens
Speaker Pro Tempore Scott Oelslager
Majority Leadership
Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz
Assistant Majority Floor Leader Jon Cross
Majority Whip James Hoops
Assistant Majority Whip Sharon Ray
Minority Leadership
Minority Leader Allison Russo
Assistant Minority Leader Dontavius Jarrells
Minority Whip Dani Isaacson
Assistant Minority Whip Michele Grim

Members of the 135th House of Representatives

House districts by party
Democratic
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House districts by party
  Democratic
  Republican
DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceCounties RepresentedFirst ElectedTerm Limited
1 Dontavius Jarrells Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)20202028
2 Latyna Humphrey Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)2021↑2030
3 Ismail Mohamed Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)20222030
4 Beryl Piccolantonio Democratic Gahanna Franklin (part)2024↑2032
5 Richard Brown Democratic Canal Winchester Franklin (part)20162024
6 Adam Miller Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)20162024
7 Allison Russo Democratic Upper Arlington Franklin (part)20182026
8 Beth Liston Democratic Dublin Franklin (part)20182026
9 Munira Abdullahi Democratic Columbus Franklin (part)20222030
10 David Dobos Republican Columbus Franklin (part)20222030
11 Anita Somani Democratic Dublin Franklin (part)20222030
12 Brian Stewart Republican Ashville Franklin (part)
Pickaway
Madison
20202028
13 Michael Skindell Democratic Lakewood Cuyahoga (part)20182026
14 Sean Brennan Democratic Parma Cuyahoga (part)20222030
15 Richard Dell'Aquila Democratic Seven Hills Cuyahoga (part)20222030
16 Bride Rose Sweeney Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part)20182026
17 Tom Patton Republican Strongsville Cuyahoga (part)20162024
18 Darnell Brewer Democratic Cleveland, Ohio Cuyahoga (part)20222030
19 Phil Robinson Democratic Solon Cuyahoga (part)20182026
20 Terrence Upchurch Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part)20182026
21 Elliot Forhan Democratic South Euclid, Ohio Cuyahoga (part)20222030
22 Juanita Brent Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part)20182026
23 Daniel Troy Democratic Willowick Lake (part)20202028
24 Dani Isaacsohn Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part)20222030
25 Cecil Thomas Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part)20222030
26 Sedrick Denson Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part)20182026
27 Rachel Baker Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part)20222030
28 VacantDemocratic Hamilton (part)
29 Cindy Abrams Republican Harrison Hamilton (part)2019↑2028
30 Bill Seitz Republican Green Township Hamilton (part)20162024
31 Bill Roemer Republican Richfield Stark (part)
Summit (part)
20182026
32 VacantRepublican Summit (part)
33 Veronica Sims Democratic Akron Summit (part)2024↑2032
34 Casey Weinstein Democratic Hudson Summit (part)20182026
35 Steve Demetriou Republican Chagrin Falls Cuyahoga (part)20222030
36 Andrea White Republican Kettering Montgomery (part)20202028
37 Tom Young Republican Miamisburg Montgomery (part)20202028
38 Willis Blackshear, Jr. Democratic Dayton Montgomery (part)20202028
39 Phil Plummer Republican Dayton Montgomery (part)20182026
40 Rodney Creech Republican West Alexandria Montgomery
Preble (part)
20202028
41 Josh Williams Republican Toledo Lucas (part)20222030
42 Derek Merrin Republican Monclova Township Lucas (part)2016↑2024
43 Michele Grim Democratic Toledo Lucas (part)20222030
44 Elgin Rogers, Jr. Democratic Toledo Lucas (part)2022↑2030
45 Jennifer Gross Republican West Chester Butler (part)20202028
46 Thomas Hall Republican Madison Township Butler (part)20202028
47 Sara Carruthers Republican Hamilton Butler (part)20182026
48 Scott Oelslager Republican North Canton Stark (part)20182026
49 Jim Thomas Republican Canton Stark (part)20222030
50 Reggie Stoltzfus Republican Paris Township Stark (part)20182026
51 Brett Hillyer Republican Uhrichsville Tuscarawas (part)20182026
52 Gayle Manning Republican North Ridgeville Lorain (part)20182026
53 Joe Miller Democratic Amherst Lorain (part)20182026
54 Dick Stein Republican Norwalk Huron
Lorain (part)
20162024
55 Scott Lipps Republican Franklin Warren (part)20162024
56 Adam Mathews Republican Lebanon Warren (part)20222030
57 Jamie Callender Republican Concord Township Lake (part)20182026
58 Alessandro Cutrona Republican Canfield Mahoning (part)2020↑2028
59 Lauren McNally Democratic Youngstown Mahoning (part)20222030
60 Brian Lorenz

Republican

Powell Delaware (part)2023↑2032
61 Beth Lear Republican Galena Delaware (part)20222030
62 Jean Schmidt Republican Loveland Clermont (part)20202028
63 Adam Bird Republican New Richmond Brown
Clermont (part)
20202028
64 Nick Santucci Republican Howland Township Trumbull (part)20222030
65 Mike Loychik Republican Cortland Trumbull (part)20202028
66 Sharon Ray Republican Wadsworth Medina (part)20202028
67 Melanie Miller Republican Ashland Ashland (part)
Mediana (part)
20222030
68 Thaddeus Claggett Republican Newark Licking (part)20222030
69 Kevin Miller Republican Newark Coshocton
Licking (part)
Perry
2021↑2030
70 Brian Lampton Republican Beavercreek Greene (part)20202028
71 Bill Dean Republican Xenia Clark (part)
Greene (part)
Madison
2016↑2024
72 Gail Pavliga Republican Atwater Portage (part)20202028
73 Jeff LaRe Republican Violet Township Fairfield (part)2019↑2028
74 Bernard Willis Republican Springfield Clark (part)20222030
75 Haraz Ghanbari Republican Perrysburg Wood (part)2019↑2028
76 Marilyn John Republican Shelby Richland (part)20202028
77 Scott Wiggam Republican Wooster Wayne (part)20162024
78 Susan Manchester Republican Waynesfield Auglaize (part)
Darke (part)
Mercer
Shelby (part)
20182026
79 Monica Robb Blasdel Republican German Township Carroll
Columbiana (part)
20222030
80 Jena Powell Republican Arcanum Darke (part)
Miami
20182026
81 James Hoops Republican Napoleon Fulton (part)
Henry
Putnam
Williams
20182026
82 Roy Klopfenstein Republican Haviland Paulding 20222030
83 Jon Cross Republican Kenton Hancock
Hardin
Logan (part)
20182026
84 Angela King Republican Celina Mercer (part)20222030
85 Tim Barhorst Republican Fort Loramie Champaign
Logan (part)
Shelby (part)
20222030
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 D. J. Swearingen Republican Huron Erie
Ottawa
2019↑2028
90 Justin Pizzulli

Republican

Franklin Furnace Adams
Lawrence (part)
Scioto
2023↑2032
91 Bob Peterson Republican Washington Court House Highland
Pike
Fayette
Ross (part)
20222030
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 Darrell Kick Republican Loudonville Holmes (part)
Tuscarawas
20162024
99 Sarah Fowler Arthur Republican Geneva Ashtabula (part)
Geauga (part)
20202028

↑: 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 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. [12]

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. [12]

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. [12]

Standing Committees

The Speaker of the House is in charge of naming all committees and subcommittees. [12] During the 134th General Assembly (2021-2022) the standing committees, chairs, vice chairs, and ranking members were: [13]

CommitteeChairVice ChairRanking Member
Agriculture and ConservationKyle KoehlerRodney CreechJuanita Brent
Armed Services and Veterans AffairsHaraz GhanbariMike LoychikAdam Miller
Behavioral Health and Recovery SupportsSara CarruthersGail PavligaLatyna Humphrey
Civil JusticeBrett HillyerDiane GrendellTavia Galonski
Commerce and LaborDick SteinMark JohnsonMichele Lepore-Hagan
Criminal JusticeJeffrey LaReAndrea WhiteDavid Leland
Economic and Workforce DevelopmentJay EdwardsJena PowellTerrence Upchurch
Energy and Natural ResourcesJason StephensBrian StewartCasey Weinstein
Families, Aging and Human ServicesSusan ManchesterAlessandro CutronaSedrick Denson
FinanceScott OelslagerPhil PlummerBride Rose Sweeney
Financial InstitutionsKris JordanRon FergusonJeffery Crossman
Government OversightShane WilkinDouglas Swearingen, Jr.Richard Brown
HealthScott LippsAdam HolmesBeth Liston
Higher Education and Career ReadinessLaura LaneseTom YoungCatherine Ingram
Infrastructure and Rural DevelopmentReggie StoltzfusBill DeanJoe Miller
InsuranceTom BrinkmanBrian LamptonJessica Miranda
Primary and Secondary EducationGayle ManningAdam BirdPhil Robinson
Public UtilitiesJames HoopsSharon RayKent Smith
Rules and ReferencesRobert CuppTim GinterAllison Russo
State and Local GovernmentScott WiggamMarilyn JohnBrigid Kelly
Technology and InnovationMark FraizerThomas Hall
Transportation and Public SafetyBrian BaldridgeRiordan McClainMichael Sheehy
Ways and MeansDerek MerrinCraig RiedelLisa Sobecki

Past composition of the House of Representatives

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