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Representative Oelslager Elected as Speaker Pro Tempore of Ohio House

January 5, 2023
Republican Newsroom

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State Rep. Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) has been elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the Ohio House of Representatives during the opening day ceremonies for the 135th General Assembly on Tuesday. The Speaker Pro Tempore is the second leadership position in the Ohio House of Representatives. 

“It’s my honor to have been selected by my colleagues to serve in this prestigious position of leadership in the Ohio House,” Oelslager said. “I hope to bring my years of experience at the Statehouse to the forefront to benefit Ohio families across our great state.”

Oelslager has served a number of years in both the Ohio House and Senate. During his time there, he served as Chairman of both the Senate and House Finance Committees. He is the longest current-serving Ohio lawmaker. 

Oelslager is a graduate of Mount Union University and earned his law degree from Capital University. 

With the start of the 135th General Assembly on Tuesday, Oelslager is serving his third term in the Ohio House and represents the 48th House District, which includes portions of Stark County.