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2021 CHAIR

Robert Heard, Cleveland Municipal


Will Schwartz, Deputy Director of Legislative Services

District 1 - Rep. Steve Chabot

William Ferguson, Hamilton County ESC, Great Oaks Career Campuses

Eve Bolton, Cincinnati Public

District 2 - Rep. Brad Wenstrup

Bill Shula, Bethel-Tate Local (Clermont)

Terry Gibson, Lockland Local (Hamilton), Great Oaks Career Campuses

District 3 - Rep. Joyce Beatty

Michael Cole, Columbus City

Beryl Piccolantonio, Gahanna-Jefferson City, Eastland-Fairfield CTS

District 4 - Rep. Jim Jordan

Dick Smith, Marysville EV

Patrick Schymanski, Elida Local (Allen)

District 5 - Rep. Robert E. Latta

Brian Baker, Northwest Ohio ESC, Four County CC

Eric Germann, Lincolnview Local (Van Wert)

District 6 - Rep. Bill Johnson

Michael Fador, St. Clairsville-Richland City, Belmont Harrison CC

Amy Kissinger, Cambridge City

District 7 - Rep. Bob Gibbs

John Halkias, Plain Local (Stark)

Sally Green, Tuscarawas Valley Local (Tuscarawas)

District 8 - Rep. Warren Davidson

Jim Sommer, Greenville City

Lynda O'Connor, Lakota Local (Butler), Butler Tech & Career Development 

District 9 - Rep. Marcy Kaptur

Martha Murray, Sandusky City

Chris Varwig, Toledo City

District 10 - Rep. Michael Turner

Jocelyn S. Rhynard, Dayton City

District 11 - Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

Robert Heard, Cleveland Municipal

Bruce Alexander, Akron City

District 12 – Rep. Troy Balderson

Renda Cline, Mansfield City

Lynn May, Dublin City

District 13 - Rep. Tim Ryan

Al Haberstroh, Trumbull County ESC, Trumbull CTC

Robert Faulkner, Warren City, Trumbull CTC

District 14 - Rep. David Joyce

Mark Curtis, Twinsburg City

Kathy Leavenworth, West Geauga Local (Geauga)

District 15 - Rep. Steve Stivers

Ed Penrod, Muskingum Valley ESC, Tri-County CC

Lee Schreiner, South-Western City

District 16 - Rep. Anthony Gonzalez

Terry Groden, North Olmsted City

Susie Lawson, Tri-County ESC, Wayne County Schools CC