Ohio Speaker Cupp Picks Committee Top Spots Rounding Out Leadership for 134th General Assembly


COLUMBUS, Ohio – As The Ohio Star reported, the House GOP chose Robert R. Cupp (R-Shawnee Twp.) to be the speaker of the house with Representative Tim Ginter (R-Salem) serving as speaker pro tempore. The majority leader is Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) with Rick Carfagna (R-Westerville) serving as assistant majority leader. Also, Representative Don Jones (R-Freeport) will serve as majority whip and Representative Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) will act as assistant majority whip.

House Democrats again selected Representative Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) to be the minority leader and chose Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) as assistant minority leader. Representative Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) will act as the minority whip while Representative Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) will fill the role of assistant minority whip.

The chair and vice chair for each committee were selected by Cupp and are listed below – as are the ranking members.

Agriculture and Conservation

Armed Services and Veterans Affairs

Behavioral Health and Recovery Supports

Civil Justice

Commerce and Labor

Criminal Justice

Economic and Workforce Development

Energy and Natural Resources

Families, Aging and Human Services


Financial Institutions

Government Oversight


Higher Education and Career Readiness

Infrastructure and Rural Development


Primary and Secondary Education

Public Utilities

Rules and Reference

State and Local Government

Technology and Innovation

Transportation and Public Safety

Ways and Means

For a full list of members of each standing committee, click here.

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Jack Windsor is Statehouse Reporter at The Ohio Star. Windsor is also an independent investigative reporter. Follow Jack on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].












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