Ohio House Committee Leadership Published

Who will you want to communicate with if you have a particular issue? In addition to anyone else you might normally consult, you can now see which members of the Ohio House will be in leadership roles and there are intriguing selections from Northeast Ohio. I’ve highlighted in red font the reps I recognize as being from Northeast Ohio, and two in green for the Toledo area who have been vocal on behalf of NE Ohio too. Notice the subject matters areas where there are two out of three reps from NE Ohio – and where there are none.

Who stands out to you? I see a lot of Dem women and people of color in ranking member roles, especially compared to Republican women in chair positions, but they have fewer women to choose from as it is (13 out of 65, while the Dems have 13 out of 34) and I believe just one person of color in the official Republican caucus?

Agriculture & Rural Development

Chair: Rep. Brian Hill (R-Zanesville)

Vice chair: Rep. Tony Burkley (R-Payne)

Ranking member: Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson)

Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Public Safety

Chair: Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott)

Vice chair: Rep. Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek)

Ranking member: Rep. Hearcel Craig (D-Columbus)

Commerce & Labor

Chair: Rep. Ron Young (R-Leroy Township)

Vice chair: Rep. Anthony DeVitis (R-Green)

Ranking member: Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan (D-Youngstown)

Community & Family Advancement

Chair: Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Oxford)

Vice chair: Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem)

Ranking member: Rep. Stephanie Howse (D-Cleveland)

Community & Family Advancement Subcommittee

Minority Affairs (Chair: Rep. Kevin Boyce, D-Columbus)

Economic & Workforce Development

Chair: Rep. Nan Baker (R-Westlake)

Vice chair: Rep. Mark Romanchuk (R-Ontario)

Ranking member: Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid)


Chair: Rep. Bill Hayes (R-Harrison Township)

Vice chair: Rep. Andrew Brenner (R-Powell)

Ranking member: Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo)

Energy & Natural Resources

Chair: Rep. Al Landis (R-Dover)

Vice chair: Rep. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance)

Ranking member: Rep. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta)

Finance & Appropriations

Chair: Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell)

Vice chair: Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)

Ranking member: Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati)

Finance and Appropriations Subcommittees

Agriculture, Development and Natural Resources (Chair: Rep. Andy Thompson, R-Marietta; Ranking member: Rep. Sean O’Brien, D-Bazetta)

Health and Human Services (Chair: Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay; Ranking member: Rep. Emilia Sykes, D-Akron)

Higher Education (Chair: Rep. Mike Duffey, R-Worthington; Ranking member: Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain)

Transportation (Chair: Rep. Cheryl Grossman, R-Grove City; Ranking member: Rep. Alicia Reece, D-Cincinnati)

Primary and Secondary Education (Chair: Rep. Bob Cupp, R-Lima; Ranking member: Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany)

Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development

Chair: Rep. Lou Terhar (R-Green Township)

Vice chair: Rep. Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick)

Ranking member: Rep. Christie Bryant Kuhns (D-Cincinnati)

Government Accountability & Oversight

Chair: Rep. Tim Brown (R-Bowling Green)

Vice chair: Rep. Bill Blessing (R-Colerain Township)

Ranking member: Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent)

Health & Aging

Chair: Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville)

Vice chair: Rep. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City)

Ranking member: Rep. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood)


Chair: Rep. Robert Hackett (R-London)

Vice chair: Rep. Mike Henne (R-Clayton)

Ranking member: Rep. Heather Bishoff (D-Blacklick)


Chair: Rep. Jim Butler (R-Oakwood)

Vice chair: Rep. Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville)

Ranking member: Rep. Michael Stinziano (D-Columbus)

Local Government

Chair: Rep. Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills)

Vice chair: Rep. Scott Ryan (R-Granville Township)

Ranking member: Rep. John Rogers (D-Mentor-on-the-Lake)

Public Utilities

Chair: Rep. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster)

Vice chair: Rep. Kristina Daley Roegner (R-Hudson)

Ranking member: Rep. Mike Ashford (D-Toledo)

Rules & Reference

Chair: Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster)

Vice chair: Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville)

Ranking member: Minority Leader Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton)

State Government

Chair: Rep. Ron Maag (R-Lebanon)

Vice chair: Rep. Stephanie Kunze (R-Hilliard)

Ranking member: Rep. Ronald Gerberry (D-Austintown)

Transportation & Infrastructure

Chair: Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk)

Vice chair: Rep. Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab)

Ranking member: Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon)

Ways & Means

Chair: Rep. Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky)

Vice chair: Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville)

Ranking member: Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire)

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