After the oaths of office are taken, the 134th session of the House and Senate will be convened, and the bodies will vote for the House Speaker and Senate President.
Majority and Minority leadership teams for both chambers have been elected by their respective partisan caucuses, with Sen. Matt Huffman, R-Lima, set to lead the Ohio Senate as President. Sen. Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, will be the House Minority Leader.
The House will retain its current leadership this year with House Speaker Robert Cupp, R-Lima, retaining his speakership and Rep. Emilia Sykes, D-Akron, remaining as the House Minority Leader.
The committees each lawmaker will join will be announced after Huffman and Cupp are formally seated.
Lang served in the 133rd General Assembly on the Criminal Justice, Economic and Workforce Development, Financial Institutions, and Insurance committees in the Ohio House. Carruthers served on the Finance, Health, and Primary and Secondary Education Ohio House committees, and the Finance subcommittee on Transporation.
BUTLER COUNTY LAWMAKERS
Here are the state lawmakers that will represent Butler County in the 134th General Assembly:
George Lang: A Republican from West Chester Twp. representing the 4th Ohio Senate District. The district encompasses most of Butler County (270 of the 282 precincts).
Sara Carruthers: A Republican from Hamilton representing the 51st House District. The district encompasses the cities of Hamilton and Fairfield, Ross Twp., and portions of Fairfield, Hanover, and St. Clair townships.
Jennifer Gross: A Republican from West Chester Twp. representing the 52nd Ohio House District. The district encompasses West Chester and Liberty townships, portions of Fairfield Twp. and the Butler County portion of Sharonville.
Thomas Hall: A Republican from Madison Twp. representing the 53rd Ohio House District. The district encompasses all or parts of 16 communities in northern and western Butler County, including Monroe, Middletown and Oxford.
Paul Zeltwanger: A Republican from Mason representing the 54th Ohio House District. The district encompasses portions of Warren County including Deerfield Twp., Lebanon and Mason, as well as part of eastern Butler County.