Members of the Ohio House Republican Caucus today elected its leadership for the 130th General Assembly. Rep. Ross McGregor (R-Springfield), dean of the House majority caucus, called today’s leadership vote.

The caucus unanimously voted to retain William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) as speaker of the House and unanimously elected Rep. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) as speaker pro tempore, Rep. Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) as majority floor leader, Rep. John Adams (R-Sidney) as assistant majority floor leader, Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) as majority whip, and Rep. Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) as assistant majority whip.

In regards to today’s leadership election, Speaker Batchelder released the following statement:

“I am honored and privileged that my colleagues have selected me to serve again as Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. I am confident that this leadership team will guide the good work of the House of Representatives and continue the traditions of this fine institution. As representatives of the people, we will continue to work in earnest toward a more prosperous economy, more high-paying jobs, and a better business climate for our citizens. There will be a number of issues we must focus on in the next General Assembly. Jobs will likely continue to be the most important issue to Ohioans, and while we made extraordinary progress during the 129th General Assembly, we still have much more to do in the years ahead. We look forward to continuing this effort and making the difficult decisions that need to be made.”

Rep. McGregor released the following statement regarding the election:

“As dean of the House Republican Caucus, I am honored to have organized today’s leadership elections for the 130th General Assembly. I am confident that, much like the leadership of the 129th General Assembly, this caucus will maintain a focus on getting people back to work and doing what is best to serve the interests of all Ohioans.”

The leadership election was held Tuesday morning and will take effect in January.


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