Ohio house speaker

‘Moderate’ Republican Jason Stephens snatches Ohio House Speaker position in surprise upset

BY: - January 4, 2023

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   Moderately conservative Republican Jason Stephens, with the help of the Democratic Party, snatched […]

Who is likely incoming Ohio House speaker Derek Merrin?

BY: - January 3, 2023

This week, the Ohio House will reconvene to begin the 135th general assembly session. When they do, they’ll hold a formal vote to elect the next House speaker. Because Republicans hold a 67-32 majority, the winner of the caucus race, Rep. Derek Merrin, R-Monclova Township, is expected to take the gavel unless further challenges to […]