State Representative Matt Huffman (R-Lima), who chaired the Republican Caucus screening panel for applicants to the vacant 30th House District seat, announced that the panel unanimously recommends retired U.S. Navy Commander Louis F. Terhar for the appointment.

“Commander Terhar has a stellar record of service to his community, our state, and our country and will be a welcome addition to the Ohio House Republican Caucus,” Huffman said. “He brings a broad variety of public and private sector experience to the table, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with him.”

Mr. Terhar is a 1972 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Syracuse University, and a master of government degree from Harvard University. In addition to his strong educational background, Terhar is a retired commander of the United States Navy, serves on the Board of Executive Advisors of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University, and is an executive board member with the Boy Scouts of America. He also serves as an adjunct professor of business at Xavier University, where he was named professor of the year by the MBA graduate students in 2008.

Mr. Terhar has served as the CEO of several private sector companies and resides in Cincinnati with his wife Debra. They have four children and three grandchildren. Commander Terhar will be appointed to the House on Wednesday, September 14 during session at 1:30 p.m.


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