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Politicos on the Move: Nov. 20, 2022

Written on Nov 18, 2022

 

  • Matt Dolan indicated that he’s preparing to run against U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown in 2024.  

  • Ohio Senate Republican Caucus for the 135th General Assembly Tuesday unanimously reelected Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) Senate president. Also elected were include Sens. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) as president pro tempore, Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) as majority floor leader, and Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) as majority whip.  

  • Rep. Derek Merrin (R-Monclova) will be the next House speaker. Rep. Phil Plummer (R-Dayton) will serve as speaker pro-tempore; Rep. Scott Wiggam (R-Wooster) will serve as majority floor leader; Rep. Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) will serve as assistant majority floor leader; Rep. Brian Baldridge (R-Winchester) will serve as majority whip; and Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Ashville) will serve as assistant majority whip. 

  • Senate Democrats announced Lakewood Sen. Nickie Antonio, who will replace the outgoing Sen. Kenny Yuko. Sen. Hearcel Craig, of Columbus, was chosen as assistant minority leader, Senator-elect Kent Smith was chosen as minority whip and Senator-elect Paula Hicks-Hudson was chosen as assistant minority whip.  

  • Senator-elect Paula Hicks-Hudson is set to be appointed on Wednesday to finish the term of Ohio Sen. Teresa Fedor. The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus announced on Tuesday that Hicks-Hudson would finish the term, which ends on Dec. 31. Fedor retired from the Senate effective Oct. 31 as she pursued election to the Ohio State Board of Education. Hicks-Hudson was elected to a four-year Senate term set to begin in January.