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129th Ohio General Assembly

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Members  33 (23 R, 10 D)
President Pro Tempore  Keith Faber (R)
Members  99 (59 R, 40 D)
President of the Senate  Tom Niehaus (R)
Party control  Republican Party
129th Ohio General Assembly
Term  January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03) – December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)

The One Hundred Twenty-ninth Ohio General Assembly was a meeting of the Ohio state legislature, composed of the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives. It met in Columbus, Ohio from January 3, 2011 until December 20, 2012. While Ted Strickland was Ohio Governor for the first week of the biennium, John Kasich was sworn in during the second week. The apportionment of districts was based on the 2000 United States Census. This was the last time the 2000 census was used by the General Assembly to determine the apportionment of legislative districts. While the Ohio Senate was retained by the Ohio Republican Party, they won control of the Ohio House of Representatives from the Ohio Democratic Party.



  • February 18, 2011: JobsOhio: Privatization of Development Department
  • March 30, 2011: Ohio Biennium Transportation Budget 2012–2013
  • March 31, 2011: Collective Bargaining Reform for Public Employees
  • Party summary

    Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.


  • Senate President: Tom Niehaus
  • President Pro Tempore: Keith Faber
  • Majority (Republican) leadership
  • Majority Floor Leader: Jimmy Stewart
  • Majority Whip: Shannon Jones
  • Minority (Democratic) leadership
  • Senate Minority Leader: Capri Cafaro
  • Assistant Minority Leader: Shirley Smith
  • Minority Whip: Edna Brown
  • Assistant Minority Whip: Jason Wilson
  • House of Representatives

  • Speaker of the House: William G. Batchelder
  • Speaker Pro Tempore: Lou Blessing
  • Majority (Republican) leadership
  • Majority Floor Leader: Matt Huffman
  • Assistant Majority Floor Leader: Barbara Sears
  • Majority Whip: John Adams
  • Assistant Majority Whip: Cheryl Grossman
  • Minority (Democratic) leadership
  • House Minority Leader: Armond Budish
  • Assistant Minority Leader: Matt Szollosi
  • Minority Whip: Tracy Maxwell Heard
  • Assistant Minority Whip: Debbie Phillips
  • References

    129th Ohio General Assembly Wikipedia

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