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Former Leader Of The Ohio House Resigns

Rep Ryan Smith speaks to reporters
Statehouse News Bureau
Rep Ryan Smith speaks to reporters

The former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives will be leaving the Ohio Legislature soon to take a leadership post in higher education.


Republican Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) is going to lead Rio Grande Community College and Rio Grande University. The move isn’t a surprise because word of it has been circulating around the Statehouse for weeks. Smith lost his Speakership to fellow Republican Larry Householder (R-Glenford) earlier this year after a contentious year-long battle. Householder ultimately won support from some Democrats to get the post. Smith’s last day is October 2nd.

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