123rd Ohio General Assembly

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The One Hundred Twenty-third Ohio General Assembly was the legislative body of the state of Ohio in 1999 and 2000. In this General Assembly, both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives were controlled by the Republican Party; in the Senate, there were 21 Republicans and 12 Democrats. In the House, there were 59 Republicans and 40 Democrats.

New Members of the Senate[edit]

District Previous Senator Reason for change New Senator Date
1st M. Ben Gaeth (R) Gaeth retired. Wachtmann elected with 61% of the vote. Lynn Wachtmann (R) January 3, 1999
9th Janet C. Howard (R) Howard defeated by Mark Mallory 59% to 41% in 1998 general election. Mark Mallory (D) January 3, 1999
13th Alan Zaleski (D) Zaleski retired. Armbruster elected with 47% of the vote. Jeff Armbruster (R) January 3, 1999
21st Jeff Johnson (D) Johnson retired. Prentiss elected with 86% of the vote. C.J. Prentiss (D) January 3, 1999
23rd Patrick Sweeney (D) Sweeney retired. Brady elected unopposed. Dan Brady (D) January 3, 1999
25th Judy Sheerer (D) Sheerer retired. Fingerhut elected with 80% of the vote. Eric Fingerhut (D) January 3, 1999
24th Gary C. Suhadolnik (R) Suhadolnik resigns to become a member of Governor Bob Taft's cabinet. Spada appointed. Bob Spada (R) February 2, 1999
19th Richard Schafrath (R) Schafrath resigns to become a lobbyist. Harris appointed. Bill Harris (R) August 15, 2000

Vacancies[edit]

  • January 5, 1999: Representative Tom Johnson (R-96th) resigns to become a member of the Cabinet of Governor Bob Taft.
  • February 17, 1999: Representative Ross Boggs (D-5th) resigns.
  • May 30, 1999: Representative Otto Beatty Jr. resigns.
  • June 30, 1999: Representative Joy Padgett (R-95th) resigns.
  • August 9, 1999: Representative Ed Core (R-87th) died.
  • August 10, 1999: Representative Darrell Opfer (D-53rd) resigns to become Economic Development Director of Ottawa County.
  • September 14, 1999: Representative Sally Perz (D-52nd) resigns to take a position with the University of Toledo.
  • November 4, 1999: Representative E.J. Thomas (D-27th) resigns to take a job in the private sector.
  • November 4, 1999: Representative Joe Haines (R-74th) resigns to work in the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
  • December 31, 1999: Representative Johnnie Maier (D-56th) resigns to become Clerk of the Massillon Municipal Court.
  • August 15, 2000: Representative Bill Harris (R-93rd) resigns to take a seat in the Ohio Senate.
  • September 12, 2000: Representative David Robinson (R-27th) resigns.

Appointments[edit]

Senate[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Members of the 123rd Ohio Senate[edit]

District Senator Party First elected
1 Lynn Wachtmann [1] Republican 1998
2 Bob Latta [2] Republican 1996
3 Bruce E. Johnson [3] Republican 1994 (Appt.)
4 Scott Nein [4] Republican 1995 (Appt.)
5 Rhine McLin Democratic 1994
6 Chuck Horn [5] Republican 1984
7 Richard Finan [6] Republican 1978 (Appt.)
8 Lou Blessing [7] Republican 1996
9 Mark Mallory [8] Democratic 1998
10 Merle G. Kearns [9] Republican 1991 (Appt.)
11 Linda J. Furney [10] Democratic 1986
12 Robert R. Cupp [11] Republican 1984
13 Jeff Armbruster [12] Republican 1998
14 Doug White [13] Republican 1996 (Appt.)
15 Ben Espy [14] Democratic 1992 (Appt.)
16 Eugene J. Watts [15] Republican 1984
17 Michael Shoemaker [16] Democratic 1997 (Appt.)
18 Robert A. Gardner [17] Republican 1996
19 Bill Harris [18] Republican 2000 (Appt.)
20 James E. Carnes [19] Republican 1995 (Appt.)
21 C.J. Prentiss [20] Democratic 1998
22 Grace L. Drake [21] Republican 1984 (Appt.)
23 Dan Brady [22] Democratic 1998
24 Robert Spada [23] Republican 1999 (Appt.)
25 Eric Fingerhut [24] Democratic 1998
26 Larry Mumper [25] Republican 1997 (Appt.)
27 Roy Ray [26] Republican 1986
28 Leigh Herington [27] Democratic 1995 (Appt.)
29 Scott Oelslager [28] Republican 1985 (Appt.)
30 Gregory L. DiDonato [29] Democratic 1996
31 Jay Hottinger [30] Republican 1998 (Appt.)
32 Anthony Latell Jr. [31] Democratic 1992
33 Bob Hagan [32] Democratic 1997 (Appt.)

House of Representatives[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Members of the 123rd Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party First Elected
1 John R. Willamowski Rep 1997 (Appt.)
2 George E. Terwilleger Rep 1992
3 Sean D. Logan Dem 1990 (Appt.)
4 Randy Gardner Rep 1985 (Appt.)
5 George Distel Dem 1999 (Appt.)
6 Jon D. Myers Rep 1990
7 Ron Amstutz Rep 1980
8 Shirley Smith Dem 1998
9 Barbara Boyd Dem 1992
10 Troy Lee James Dem 1967
11 Peter Lawson Jones Democratic 1996
12 John E. Barnes Jr. Dem 1998
13 Barbara C. Pringle Dem 1982 (Appt.)
14 Ed Jerse Dem 1995 (Appt.)
15 Jim Trakas Rep 1998
16 Sally Conway Kilbane Rep 1998
17 Bryan Flannery Dem 1998
18 Erin Sullivan Dem 1998 (Appt.)
19 Dale Miller Dem 1996
20 Dean DePiero Dem
21 Joyce Beatty Democratic 1999 (Appt.)
22 Ray Miller Democratic 1998
23 Amy Salerno Republican 1994
24 Jo Ann Davidson Republican 1980
25 David Goodman Republican 1998 (Appt.)
26 Patrick Tiberi Rep
27 Jim Hughes Rep 2000 (Appt.)
28 Geoffrey C. Smith Republican 1998
29 Larry Wolpert Rep
30 Samuel T. Britton Democratic 1994
31 Catherine L. Barrett Democratic 1998
32 Dale N. Van Vyven Republican 1978 (Appt.)
33 Jerome F. Luebbers Democratic 1978
34 Cheryl Winkler Republican 1990 (Appt.)
35 Patricia Clancy Republican 1996
36 Bob Schuler Republican 1992
37 Jacquelyn K. O’Brien Republican 1986
38 Dixie Allen Democratic 1998 (Appt.)
39 Tom Roberts Democratic 1986 (Appt.)
40 Jeff Jacobson Rep
41 Don Mottley Republican 1992
42 Bob Corbin Republican 1976
43 Bob Netzley Rep 1967
44 Vernon Sykes Democratic 1983 (Appt.)
45 Bryan C. Williams Republican 1996
46 Kevin Coughlin Republican 1996
47 Betty Sutton Dem
48 Twyla Roman Republican 1994
49 Jack Ford Democratic 1994
50 Jeanine Perry Democratic 1998
51 Lynn Olman Republican 1995 (Appt.)
52 Jim Mettler Republican 1999 (Appt.)
53 Chris Redfern Dem 1999 (Appt.)
54 William J. Healy Democratic 1974
55 Kirk Schuring Republican 1994
56 Mike Stevens Democrat 2000 (Appt.)
57 Ron Hood Republican 1994
58 Gary Cates Rep 1995 (Appt.)
59 Greg Jolivette Rep 1997 (Appt.)
60 Gene Krebs Rep
61 Dan Metelsky Democratic 1996 (Appt.)
62 John Bender Democratic 1992
63 Bill Taylor Rep 1994
64 Sylvester Patton Democratic 1997 (Appt.)
65 Ron Gerberry Democratic 1974
66 Michael G. Verich Democratic 1999 (Appt.)
67 June Lucas Democratic 1986
68 Diane Grendell Rep 1992
69 Ron Young Rep
70 Jamie Callender Rep 1996
71 Sam Bateman Rep
72 Rose Vesper Rep
73 Ron Rhine Dem
74 Chris Widener Rep 1999 (Appt.)
75 Ann H. Womer Benjamin Rep 1994
76 Steve Austria Rep 1998
77 David R. Evans Rep 1998 (Appt.)
78 Larry Householder Rep 1996
79 William J. Hartnett Dem 1998 (Appt.)
80 Joan Lawrence Rep 1982
81 Chuck Calvert Rep 1998
82 Steve Buehrer Rep 1998
83 Jim Hoops Rep 1998
84 Jim Buchy Rep
85 Jim Jordan Rep 1994
86 Chuck Brading Rep
87 Tony Core Rep 1999 (Appt.)
88 Dennis Stapleton Rep 1996 (Appt.)
89 Rex Damschroder Rep 1994
90 Randy Weston Dem 1990
91 Joseph P. Sulzer Dem 1997 (Appt.)
92 William L. Ogg Dem 1994
93 Thom Collier Rep 2000 (Appt.)
94 John Carey Rep 1994
95 Jim Aslanides Rep 1999 (Appt.)
96 Nancy P. Hollister Rep 1999 (Appt.)
97 Kerry R. Metzger Rep 1994
98 Jerry W. Krupinski Dem 1986
99 Charlie Wilson Dem 1996

Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat

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