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Speaker Householder Announces Screening Panel to Fill 93rd House District Vacancy

September 27, 2019
Republican Newsroom

COLUMBUS— Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) today announced a screening panel to review candidates wishing to fill the vacant 93rd House District seat, which includes Gallia and Jackson counties, most of Lawrence County and part of Vinton County.

The vacancy is due to the pending resignation of State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell), who is resigning to become president of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. His resignation is effective October 3rd.

“We appreciate Representative Smith’s service in the People’s House,” Householder said. “He has been a strong advocate for lifelong education for Ohio’s Appalachian region and I believe he has the experience to excel in his new role.”

Householder has tapped Republican Representatives Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester), Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton), Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) and Don Jones (R-Freeport) to serve on the screening committee.

Individuals interested in being considered for appointment to the unexpired term in the 93rd House District should email a cover letter and resume to by October 4th. Interviews will be conducted on October 7th.