COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced several upcoming staff changes for the House Majority Caucus.

Mike Dittoe, who has served as chief of staff for House Republicans since January 2015, will resign his position, effective January 26, to begin working full-time for the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee (OHROC) and will also separately help manage the Balderson for Congress campaign.

Dittoe began his service in the House in 2003 as a page and later served as a legislative aide for several years, a majority caucus policy advisor and House Communications Director prior to being named chief of staff.

Speaker Rosenberger released the following statement regarding Mike Dittoe:

“For the last fifteen years, Mike has worked tirelessly every day for the betterment of the Ohio House. As I said when I asked him to be my chief of staff three years ago, Mike has built a trusted and solid reputation during his many years in the House. He has not only maintained, but strengthened, that reputation of being an outstanding leader for our caucus during his time as chief of staff and I cannot thank him enough for his dedicated service. Mike has always handled many projects within the House simultaneously very well and I am confident he will continue to be a great asset to our campaign operation while also separately helping lead a congressional race. I am proud to call him my friend and I am excited to continue working with him in his new roles and to see what his future holds.”

On January 29, Shawn Kasych, will begin serving as majority chief of staff. Prior to his promotion to deputy chief of staff last year, Kasych served for nearly three years as the majority director of policy and previously worked for many years as a policy advisor and legislative aide, in addition to work in the private sector.

Speaker Rosenberger released the following statement regarding Shawn Kasych:

“I have known Shawn Kasych since I was first elected to the House and I have always been impressed with his ability to understand complex policy initiatives and to work with members to find solutions to the challenges before us. I am honored that he will continue his service with the House in this new role as chief of staff. Like Mike, Shawn has come up through the ranks of the House and has the same great respect for this institution. I am confident he will do an outstanding job and I know our caucus members look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”

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