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Brian Stewart Biography

Representative Brian Stewart serves the people of House District 78

State Representative Brian Stewart is currently serving his first term as State Representative for the 78th Ohio house district, which includes Hocking and Morgan Counties, as well as portions of Athens, Fairfield, Muskingum and Pickaway Counties. 

In addition to his career in public service, Rep. Stewart maintains a successful law practice representing businesses and individuals as a partner with Farthing & Stewart LLP in Circleville. 

Rep. Stewart enlisted for active duty in the Army after experiencing 9/11 as a high school senior. He is an infantry veteran of the Iraq War and earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB) in addition to twice receiving the Army Commendation Medal. Following his service, he returned to school and earned both his Bachelor’s and law degree from the Ohio State University.

A lifelong resident of Southern Ohio, Rep. Stewart is very active in his community. He is a past Vice President and Spokesman for the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial, a statewide memorial dedicated to all Ohio service members killed in the line of duty since 9/11. He has also been a member of the Pickaway County Farm Bureau, the Veterans of Foreign Warns, the Association of Ohio Commodores, the Pickaway County and Ohio State Bar Associations, the Pickaway Senior Center Board of Directors and the Pickaway County Republican Central Committee.

In his free time, Rep. Stewart is a dedicated movie buff, a passionate sports fan and enjoys target shooting, books on American history and the music of Johnny Cash. Rep. Stewart lives in Ashville and attends Village Chapel Church with his wife, Letanya, and their three children.