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Ohio House of Representatives

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NameOhio House of Representatives
LegislatureOhio General Assembly
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House TypeLower House
Term Limits4 terms (8 years)
New SessionJanuary 3, 2011
Leader1 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader1William G. Batchelder
Election1January 3, 2011
Leader2 TypeSpeaker Pro Tempore
Leader2Lou Blessing
Election2January 3, 2011
Leader3 TypeMajority Leader
Leader3Matt Huffman
Election3January 3, 2011
Leader4 TypeMinority Leader
Leader4Armond Budish
Election4January 3, 2011
Term Length2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Ohio Constitution
Political Groups1Republican Party (59)
Democratic Party (40)
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(99 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(99 seats)
RedistrictingOhio Redistricting Commission
Meeting PlaceHouse of Representatives Chamber
Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio

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The Ohio House of Representatives is the lower house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio; the other house of the bicameral legislature being the Ohio Senate.

The House of Representatives first met in Chillicothe on March 3, 1803, under the later superseded state constitution of that year. The 129th General Assembly convened in January 2011.

Members are limited to four consecutive two-year elected terms (terms are considered consecutive if they are separated by less than two years). Time served by appointment to fill out another representative's uncompleted term does not count against the term limit. There are 99 members in the house, elected from single-member districts. Every even-numbered year, all the seats are up for re-election.

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