Rosenberger re-elected speaker


COLUMBUS — The Republican Caucus on Thursday elected its leadership team for Ohio’s 132nd General Assembly, with Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) unanimously re-elected as Speaker of the Ohio House.

“I am humbled and extremely honored to be reelected by my friends and colleagues in the Ohio House to serve as Speaker for the 132nd General Assembly,” Rosenberger said in a statement. “As I have always said, we are a family, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together and look forward to witnessing what more we can achieve in the future.

“Our caucus is blessed with great leaders, and it is a tremendous privilege to serve alongside them as we continue to promote policies that provide businesses with certainty and predictability and ensure a better quality of life for all Ohioans. I know our caucus is eager to continue its work of honorably serving Ohio families as we close out this General Assembly and begin the next.”

Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) was elected as speaker pro tempore. Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) has been elected to serve as majority floor leader, Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) as assistant majority floor leader, Representative-elect Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) as majority whip and Rep. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) as assistant majority whip.

In addition to the leadership announcements, Rosenberger selected Representative-elect Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) to serve as the Policy Chair during the 132nd General Assembly.

“I am looking forward to having Senator Seitz join our caucus in the next General Assembly as he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will greatly benefit our caucus,” said Rosenberger. “His position as Policy Chair will allow him to further utilize his expertise and be a great asset to our caucus by providing valuable insight during our many policy discussions.”

The official swearing in of new members and leadership positions will occur during opening day ceremonies in Columbus in January.


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