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Smith elected as speaker of Ohio House

December 29, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio - State Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Gallia County, was selected by the Republican leadership to serve as speaker of the house for the 133rd General Assembly set to begin Monday, Jan. 7, according to a release.

Smith, who represents the eastern part of Lawrence County, currently was serving as speaker.

“I am incredibly proud of the work this caucus has accomplished since I was elected speaker earlier this year, and I have every confidence that members will continue to work together to make Ohio communities stronger,” Smith said.

“We have a lot of work to do, and I’m ready to hit the ground running on Jan. 7,” he said.