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Lower house of the Ohio General Assembly

Ohio House of Representatives


Term limits

4 terms (8 years total)

New session started

January 3, 2023

Speaker pro tempore

Majority Leader

Minority Leader

Seats 99

Political groups



Length of term

2 years
Authority Article II, Ohio Constitution
Salary $68,674/year

Last election

November 8, 2022
(99 seats)

Next election

November 5, 2024
(99 seats)
Redistricting Ohio Redistricting Commission
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The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year.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)

Total Vacant
Democratic Republican
End of previous Assembly 35 64 99 0
Begin (January 3, 2023) 32 67 99 0
February 2, 2023[3] 32 66 98 1
February 25, 2023[4] 32 65 97 2
Latest voting share 33% 67%


Members of the 135th House of Representatives[edit]

House districts by party



District Representative Party Residence Counties Represented First Elected Term Limited
1 Dontavius Jarrells Democratic Columbus Franklin (part) 2020 2028
2 Latyna Humphrey Democratic Columbus Franklin (part) 2021↑ 2030
3 Ismail Mohamed Democratic Columbus Franklin (part) 2022 2030
4 Mary Lightbody Democratic Plain Township Franklin (part) 2018 2026
5 Richard Brown Democratic Canal Winchester Franklin (part) 2016 2024
6 Adam Miller Democratic Columbus Franklin (part) 2016 2024
7 Allison Russo Democratic Upper Arlington Franklin (part) 2018 2026
8 Beth Liston Democratic Dublin Franklin (part) 2018 2026
9 Munira Abdullahi Democratic Columbus Franklin (part) 2022 2030
10 David Dobos Republican Columbus Franklin (part) 2022 2030
11 Anita Somani Democratic Dublin Franklin (part) 2022 2030
12 Brian Stewart Republican Ashville Athens (part), Fairfield (part), Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum (part), Pickaway (part) 2020 2028
13 Michael Skindell Democratic Lakewood Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
14 Sean Brennan Democratic Parma Cuyahoga (part) 2022 2030
15 Richard Dell’Aquila Democratic Seven Hills Cuyahoga (part) 2022 2030
16 Bride Rose Sweeney Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
17 Tom Patton Republican Strongsville Cuyahoga (part) 2016 2024
18 Darnell Brewer Democratic Cleveland, Ohio Cuyahoga (part) 2022 2030
19 Phil Robinson Democratic Solon Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
20 Terrence Upchurch Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
21 Elliot Forhan Democratic South Euclid, Ohio Cuyahoga (part) 2022 2030
22 Juanita Brent Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga (part) 2018 2026
23 Daniel Troy Democratic Willowick Lake (part) 2020 2028
24 Dani Isaacsohn Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2022 2030
25 Cecil Thomas Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2022 2030
26 Sedrick Denson Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2018 2026
27 Rachel Baker Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton (part) 2022 2030
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 Bill Roemer Republican Richfield Stark (part), Summit (part) 2018 2026
32 Bob Young Republican Green Summit (part) 2020 2028
33 Tavia Galonski Democratic Akron Summit (part) 2017↑ 2026
34 Casey Weinstein Democratic Hudson Summit (part) 2018 2026
35 Steve Demetriou Republican Chagrin Falls Cuyahoga (part) 2022 2030
36 Andrea White Republican Kettering Montgomery (part) 2020 2028
37 Tom Young Republican Miamisburg Montgomery (part) 2020 2028
38 Willis Blackshear, Jr. Democratic Dayton Montgomery (part) 2020 2028
39 Phil Plummer Republican Dayton Montgomery (part) 2018 2026
40 Rodney Creech Republican West Alexandria Montgomery, Preble (part) 2020 2028
41 Josh Williams Republican Toledo Lucas (part) 2022 2030
42 Derek Merrin Republican Monclova Township Lucas (part) 2016↑ 2024
43 Michele Grim Democratic Toledo Lucas (part) 2020 2028
44 Elgin Rogers, Jr. Democratic Toledo Lucas (part) 2022↑ 2030
45 Jennifer Gross Republican West Chester Butler (part) 2020 2028
46 Thomas Hall Republican Madison Township Butler (part) 2020 2028
47 Sara Carruthers Republican Hamilton Butler (part) 2018 2026
48 Scott Oelslager Republican North Canton Stark (part) 2018 2026
49 Jim Thomas Republican Canton Stark (part) 2022 2030
50 Reggie Stoltzfus Republican Paris Township Stark (part) 2018 2026
51 Brett Hillyer Republican Uhrichsville Tuscarawas (part) 2018 2026
52 Gayle Manning Republican North Ridgeville Lorain (part) 2018 2026
53 Joe Miller Democratic Amherst Lorain (part) 2018 2026
54 Dick Stein Republican Norwalk Huron, Lorain (part) 2016 2024
55 Scott Lipps Republican Franklin Warren (part) 2016 2024
56 Adam Matthews Republican Lebanon Warren (part) 2022 2030
57 Jamie Callender Republican Concord Township Lake (part) 2018 2026
58 Alessandro Cutrona Republican Canfield Mahoning (part) 2020↑ 2028
59 Lauren McNally Democratic Youngstown Mahoning (part) 2022 2030
60 Vacant Delaware (part)
61 Beth Lear Republican Galena Delaware (part) 2022 2030
62 Jean Schmidt Republican Loveland Clermont (part) 2020 2028
63 Adam Bird Republican New Richmond Brown, Clermont (part) 2020 2028
64 Nick Santucci Republican Howland Township Trumbull (part) 2022 2030
65 Mike Loychik Republican Cortland Trumbull (part) 2020 2028
66 Sharon Ray Republican Wadsworth Medina (part) 2020 2028
67 Melanie Miller Republican Ashland Ashland County, Ohio Medina County, Ohio (part) 2022 2030
68 Thaddeus Claggett Republican Newark Licking County, Ohio(part) 2022 2030
69 Kevin Miller Republican Newark Coshocton, Licking (part), Perry 2021↑ 2030
70 Brian Lampton Republican Beavercreek Greene (part) 2020 2028
71 Bill Dean Republican Xenia Clark (part), Greene (part), Madison 2016↑ 2024
72 Gail Pavliga Republican Atwater Portage (part) 2020 2028
73 Jeff LaRe Republican Violet Township Fairfield (part) 2019↑ 2028
74 Bernard Willis Republican Springfield Clark (part) 2022 2030
75 Haraz Ghanbari Republican Perrysburg Wood (part) 2019↑ 2028
76 Marilyn John Republican Shelby Richland(part) 2020 2028
77 Scott Wiggam Republican Wooster Wayne (part) 2016 2024
78 Susan Manchester Republican Waynesfield Auglaize (part), Darke (part), Mercer, Shelby (part) 2018 2026
79 Monica Robb Blasdel Republican German Township Carroll, Columbiana (part) 2022 2030
80 Jena Powell Republican Arcanum Darke (part), Miami 2018 2026
81 James Hoops Republican Napoleon Fulton (part), Henry, Putnam, Williams 2018 2026
82 Roy Klopfenstein Republican Haviland Paulding 2022 2030
83 Jon Cross Republican Kenton Hancock, Hardin, Logan (part) 2018 2026
84 Angela King Republican Celina Mercer (part) 2022 2030
85 Tim Barhorst Republican Fort Loramie Champaign, Logan (part), Shelby (part) 2022 2030
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 Vacant Adams, Lawrence (part), Scioto
91 Bob Peterson Republican Washington Court House Highland, Pike, Fayette, Ross (part) 2022 2030
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 Darrell Kick Republican Loudonville Holmes (part), Tuscarawas 2016 2024
99 Sarah Fowler Arthur Republican Geneva Ashtabula (part), Geauga (part) 2020 2028

↑: Member was originally appointed to the seat.


Speaker of the House[edit]

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.[5]

Clerk of the House[edit]

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.[5]


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.[5]

Standing Committees[edit]

The Speaker of the House is in charge of naming all committees and subcommittees.[5]
The current standing committees, chairs, vice chairs, and ranking members are:[6]

Committee Chair Vice Chair Ranking Member
Agriculture and Conservation Kyle Koehler Rodney Creech Juanita Brent
Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Haraz Ghanbari Mike Loychik Adam Miller
Behavioral Health and Recovery Supports Sara Carruthers Gail Pavliga Latyna Humphrey
Civil Justice Brett Hillyer Diane Grendell Tavia Galonski
Commerce and Labor Dick Stein Mark Johnson Michele Lepore-Hagan
Criminal Justice Jeffrey LaRe Andrea White David Leland
Economic and Workforce Development Jay Edwards Jena Powell Terrence Upchurch
Energy and Natural Resources Jason Stephens Brian Stewart Casey Weinstein
Families, Aging and Human Services Susan Manchester Alessandro Cutrona Sedrick Denson
Finance Scott Oelslager Phil Plummer Bride Rose Sweeney
Financial Institutions Kris Jordan Ron Ferguson Jeffery Crossman
Government Oversight Shane Wilkin Douglas Swearingen, Jr. Richard Brown
Health Scott Lipps Adam Holmes Beth Liston
Higher Education and Career Readiness Laura Lanese Tom Young Catherine Ingram
Infrastructure and Rural Development Reggie Stoltzfus Bill Dean Joe Miller
Insurance Tom Brinkman Brian Lampton Jessica Miranda
Primary and Secondary Education Gayle Manning Adam Bird Phil Robinson
Public Utilities James Hoops Sharon Ray Kent Smith
Rules and References Robert Cupp Tim Ginter Allison Russo
State and Local Government Scott Wiggam Marilyn John Brigid Kelly
Technology and Innovation Mark Fraizer Thomas Hall Mary Lightbody
Transportation and Public Safety Brian Baldridge Riordan McClain Michael Sheehy
Ways and Means Derek Merrin Craig Riedel Lisa Sobecki

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]


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