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Committees and Chairs Announced for Upcoming Ohio Legislative Session

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) this week announced the House committees, chairs and vice-chairs for the 132nd General Assembly.
Two new committees have been added to the list of legislative panels—Aging & Long-Term Care and Federalism & Interstate Relations—and the speaker split the former Judiciary panel into two, focusing separately on criminal and civil justice.
Other key changes include panel consolidations, such as the Economic Development, Commerce & Labor Committee, Education & Career Readiness Committee, Higher Education & Workforce Development Committee, and State & Local Government Committee. In addition, a new subpanel of Finance – the State Government and Agency Review Subcommittee – was established.

The other House committees and chairs are:

Agriculture & Rural Development

  • Chair: Rep. Brian Hill (R-Zanesville)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield)

Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security

  • Chair: Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Laura Lanese (R-Grove City)

Aging and Long-Term Care

  • Chair: Rep. Steven Arndt (R-Port Clinton)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville)

Civil Justice

  • Chair: Rep. Jim Butler (R-Oakwood)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington)

Community & Family Advancement

  • Chair: Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township)

Community & Family Advancement Subcommittee
Minority Affairs: Chair to be determined

Criminal Justice

  • Chair: Rep. Manning (R-N. Ridgeville)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Jeff Rezabek (R-Clayton)

Economic Development, Commerce & Labor

  • Chair: Rep. Ron Young (R-Leroy Township)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Anthony DeVitis (R-Green)

Education & Career Readiness

  • Chair: Rep. Andrew Brenner (R-Powell)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Marilyn Slaby (R-Copley)

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Chair: Rep. Al Landis (R-Dover)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance)

Federalism & Interstate Relations

  • Chair: Rep. Roegner
  • Vice chair: Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin)


  • Chair: Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Scott Ryan (R-Granville Township)

Finance subcommittees

  • Agriculture, Development and Natural Resources (Chair: Rep. Andy Thompson, R-Marietta)
  • Health and Human Services (Chair: Rep. Mark Romanchuk, R-Mansfield)
  • Higher Education (Chair: Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek)
  • Transportation (Chair: Rep. Rob McColley, R-Napoleon)
  • Primary and Secondary Education (Chair: Rep. Bob Cupp, R-Lima)
  • State Government & Agency Review (Chair: Rep. Keith Faber, R-Celina)

Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development

  • Chair: Rep. Jonathan Dever (R-Madeira)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Robert Sprague (R-Findlay)

Government Accountability & Oversight

  • Chair: Rep. Bill Blessing (R-Colerain Township)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin)


  • Chair: Rep. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green)

Higher Education & Workforce Development

  • Chair: Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg)


  • Chair: Rep. Tom Brinkman (R-Mt. Lookout)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Mike Henne (R-Clayton)

Public Utilities

  • Chair: Rep. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township)

Rules & Reference

  • Chair: Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton)

State & Local Government

  • Chair: Rep. Marlene Anielski (R-Walton Hills)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Stephen Hambley (R-Brunswick)

Transportation & Public Safety

  • Chair: Rep. Green
  • Vice chair: Rep. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake)

Ways & Means

  • Chair: Rep. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster)
  • Vice chair: Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville)

Full committee memberships will be announced soon.  

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