Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp (R-Lima) appointed State Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova) as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee for the 134th General Assembly.
“It’s a privilege to be appointed by Speaker Cupp as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I appreciate his confidence in my ability to continue leading this distinguished committee for the next two years,” said Merrin.
Merrin previously served the last two years as Chair of the Ways and Means Committee where he served as a strong advocate for lower taxes, simplifying the tax code, and promoting transparency.
Merrin will also serve on the following House committees:
· Civil Justice
· Financial Institutions
· Technology and Innovation
House committees can be streamed live on www.ohiochannel.org.