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The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year.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

Composition

Party

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
TotalVacant
DemocraticRepublican
End of previous Assembly3861990
Begin (January 4, 2021)3564990
June 16, 202163981
June 28, 20213464981
Latest voting share34.7%65.3%

Leadership

Presiding
Speaker of the HouseRobert Cupp
Speaker Pro TemporeTim Ginter
Majority Leadership
Majority Floor LeaderBill Seitz
Assistant Majority Floor LeaderRick Carfagna
Majority WhipDon Jones
Assistant Majority WhipCindy Abrams
Minority Leadership
Minority LeaderEmilia Sykes
Assistant Minority LeaderKristin Boggs
Minority WhipPaula Hicks-Hudson
Assistant Minority WhipRichard Brown

Members of the 133rd House of Representatives

House districts by party

  Democratic
  Republican
DistrictRepresentativePartyResidenceCounties RepresentedFirst ElectedTerm Limited
Scott WiggamRepublicanWoosterWayne20162024
Marilyn JohnRepublicanShelbyRichland20202028
Haraz GhanbariRepublicanPerrysburgWood2019↑2028
Robert CuppRepublicanShawnee TownshipAllen20142022
Tim GinterRepublicanSalemColumbiana20142022
Phil RobinsonDemocraticSolonCuyahoga (part)20182026
Tom PattonRepublicanStrongsvilleCuyahoga (part)20162024
Kent SmithDemocraticEuclidCuyahoga (part)20142022
Janine BoydDemocraticCleveland HeightsCuyahoga (part)20142022
Terrence UpchurchDemocraticClevelandCuyahoga (part)20182026
Stephanie HowseDemocraticClevelandCuyahoga (part)20142022
Juanita BrentDemocraticClevelandCuyahoga (part)20182026
Michael SkindellDemocraticLakewoodCuyahoga (part)20182026
Bride Rose SweeneyDemocraticClevelandCuyahoga (part)2018↑2026
Jeffery CrossmanDemocraticParmaCuyahoga (part)20182026
Monique SmithDemocraticFairview ParkCuyahoga (part)20202028
Adam MillerDemocraticColumbusFranklin (part)20162024
Kristin BoggsDemocraticColumbusFranklin (part)2016↑2024
Mary LightbodyDemocraticWestervilleFranklin (part)20182026
20Richard BrownDemocraticCanal WinchesterFranklin (part)2017↑2026
Beth ListonDemocraticDublinFranklin (part)20182026
David LelandDemocraticColumbusFranklin (part)20142022
Laura LaneseRepublicanGrove CityFranklin (part)20162024
Allison RussoDemocraticUpper ArlingtonFranklin (part)20182026
Dontavius JarrellsDemocraticColumbusFranklin (part)20202028
VacantFranklin (part)
Tom BrinkmanRepublicanCincinnatiHamilton (part)20142022
Jessica MirandaDemocraticForest ParkHamilton (part)20182026
Cindy AbramsRepublicanHarrisonHamilton (part)2019↑2028
Bill SeitzRepublicanGreen TownshipHamilton (part)20162024
Brigid KellyDemocraticCincinnatiHamilton (part)20162024
Catherine IngramDemocraticCincinnatiHamilton (part)20162024
Sedrick DensonDemocraticCincinnatiHamilton (part)20182026
Emilia SykesDemocraticAkronSummit (part)20142022
Tavia GalonskiDemocraticAkronSummit (part)2017↑2026
Bob YoungRepublicanGreenSummit (part)20202028
Casey WeinsteinDemocraticHudsonSummit (part)20182026
Bill RoemerRepublicanRichfieldStark (part), Summit (part)20182026
Willis Blackshear, Jr.DemocraticDaytonMontgomery (part)20202028
Phil PlummerRepublicanDaytonMontgomery (part)20182026
Andrea WhiteRepublicanKetteringMontgomery (part)20202028
Tom YoungRepublicanMiamisburgMontgomery (part)20202028
Rodney CreechRepublicanWest AlexandriaMontgomery (part), Preble20202028
Paula Hicks-HudsonDemocraticToledoLucas (part)20182026
Lisa SobeckiDemocraticToledoLucas (part)20182026
Michael SheehyDemocraticOregonLucas (part)2013↑2022
Derek MerrinRepublicanWatervilleFulton (part), Lucas (part)2016↑2024
Scott OelslagerRepublicanNorth CantonStark (part)20182026
Tom WestDemocraticCantonStark (part)20162024
Reggie StoltzfusRepublicanParis TownshipStark (part)20182026
Sara CarruthersRepublicanHamiltonButler (part)20182026
52Jennifer GrossRepublicanWest ChesterButler (part)20202028
Thomas HallRepublicanMadison TownshipButler (part)20202028
Paul ZeltwangerRepublicanMasonButler (part), Warren (part)20142022
Gayle ManningRepublicanNorth RidgevilleLorain (part)20182026
Joe MillerDemocraticAmherstLorain (part)20182026
Dick SteinRepublicanNorwalkHuron, Lorain (part)20162024
58Michele Lepore-HaganDemocraticYoungstownMahoning (part)20142022
Alessandro CutronaRepublicanCanfieldMahoning (part)2020↑2028
Daniel TroyDemocraticWillowickLake (part)20202028
Jamie CallenderRepublicanConcord TownshipLake (part)20182026
Scott LippsRepublicanFranklinWarren (part)20162024
Mike LoychikRepublicanCortlandTrumbull (part)20202028
Michael O’BrienDemocraticWarrenAshtabula (part), Trumbull (part)20142022
Jean SchmidtRepublicanLovelandClermont (part)20202028
Adam BirdRepublicanNew RichmondBrown, Clermont (part)20202028
Kris JordanRepublicanPowellDelaware (part)20182026
Rick CarfagnaRepublicanWestervilleDelaware (part), Knox20162024
Sharon RayRepublicanWadsworthMedina (part)20202028
Darrell KickRepublicanLoudonvilleAshland, Holmes (part), Medina (part)20162024
Mark FraizerRepublicanNewarkLicking (part)2019↑2028
Kevin MillerRepublicanNewarkCoshocton, Licking (part), Perry2021↑2030
Brian LamptonRepublicanBeavercreekGreene (part)20202028
Bill DeanRepublicanXeniaClark (part), Greene (part), Madison2016↑2024
Gail PavligaRepublicanAtwaterPortage (part)20202028
Diane GrendellRepublicanChesterlandGeauga (part), Portage (part)2019↑2028
Jeffrey LaReRepublicanViolet TownshipFairfield (part)2019↑2028
78Brian StewartRepublicanAshvilleAthens (part), Fairfield (part), Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum (part), Pickaway (part)20202028
Kyle KoehlerRepublicanGerman TownshipClark (part)20142022
80Jena PowellRepublicanArcanumDarke (part), Miami20182026
James HoopsRepublicanNapoleonFulton (part), Henry, Putnam, Williams20182026
82Craig RiedelRepublicanDefianceAuglaize (part), Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert20162024
Jon CrossRepublicanKentonHancock, Hardin, Logan (part)20182026
Susan ManchesterRepublicanWaynesfieldAuglaize (part), Darke (part), Mercer, Shelby (part)20182026
Nino VitaleRepublicanUnion TownshipChampaign, Logan (part), Shelby (part)20142022
Tracy RichardsonRepublicanMarysvilleMarion (part), Union20182026
Riordan McClainRepublicanUpper SanduskyCrawford, Marion (part), Morrow, Seneca (part), Wyandot2018↑2026
Gary ClickRepublicanFremontSandusky, Seneca (part)20202028
Douglas Swearingen, Jr.RepublicanHuronErie, Ottawa2019↑2028
Brian BaldridgeRepublicanCherry ForkAdams, Lawrence (part), Scioto20182026
Shane WilkinRepublicanLynchburgClinton, Highland, Pike, Ross (part)2018↑2026
Mark JohnsonRepublicanChillicotheFayette, Pickaway (part), Ross (part)20202028
Jason StephensRepublicanKitts HillGallia, Jackson (part), Lawrence (part), Vinton (part)2019↑2028
Jay EdwardsRepublicanNelsonvilleAthens (part), Meigs, Vinton (part), Washington (part)20162024
Don JonesRepublicanFreeportBelmont (part), Carroll, Harrison, Noble, Washington (part)20182026
Ron FergusonRepublicanWintersvilleBelmont (part), Jefferson, Monroe20202028
Adam HolmesRepublicanNashportGuernsey, Muskingum (part)2019↑2028
Brett HillyerRepublicanUhrichsvilleHolmes (part), Tuscarawas20182026
Sarah FowlerRepublicanGenevaAshtabula (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.[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
Agriculture and Rural Development
Armed Services and Veterans Affairs
Civil Justice
Commerce and Labor
Criminal Justice
Economic and Workforce Development
Energy and Natural Resources
Federalism
Finance
Financial Institutions
Health
Higher Education
Insurance
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

References

  1. ^ “Ohio House History | The Ohio House Of Representatives”. www.ohiohouse.gov. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  2. ^ https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/laws/ohio-constitution/section?const=2.02
  3. ^ a b c d “RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES”. The Ohio Legislature. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  4. ^ “Standing Committees”. The Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved February 14, 2020.

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