Speaker Batchelder welcomes Ohio Masons to the Statehouse while presenting resolutions honoring Dr. Steven Reece, Sr. and James Edward Olmstead for their contributions to the 1994 meeting and 1995 compact between black and white Masons.
Speaker Batchelder welcomes Ohio Masons to the Statehouse while presenting resolutions honoring Dr. Steven Reece, Sr. and James Edward Olmstead for their contributions to the 1994 meeting and 1995 compact between black and white Masons.
 Speaker Batchelder presents a resolution to Jacob Dunbar for winning the 2013 Division I State Championship in boys singles tennis
Speaker Batchelder presents a resolution to Jacob Dunbar for winning the 2013 Division I State Championship in boys singles tennis
 Speaker Batchelder speaks to staff about Constitution Day
Speaker Batchelder speaks to staff about Constitution Day
Speaker Batchelder is sworn in as speaker of the House during the 130th General Assembly opening day ceremonies
Speaker Batchelder is sworn in as speaker of the House during the 130th General Assembly opening day ceremonies
 Speaker Batchelder, along with Governor Kasich and Senate President Faber, speaks on the budget.
Speaker Batchelder, along with Governor Kasich and Senate President Faber, speaks on the budget.
 Speaker Batchelder meets with the family of former State Representative Vermel Whalen to present a resolution
Speaker Batchelder meets with the family of former State Representative Vermel Whalen to present a resolution
Speaker Batchelder, along with Representative Heard, presents a resolution honoring Jenell Sullivan for her outstanding service to the State of Ohio.
Speaker Batchelder, along with Representative Heard, presents a resolution honoring Jenell Sullivan for her outstanding service to the State of Ohio.
 Speaker Batchelder during the 2013 State of the State address
Speaker Batchelder during the 2013 State of the State address
 Speaker Batchelder receives a medal in recognition of his leadership from Jim Deyo.
Speaker Batchelder receives a medal in recognition of his leadership from Jim Deyo.
Speaker Batchelder presents a resolution to Jim Deyo.
Speaker Batchelder presents a resolution to Jim Deyo.
 Speaker Batchelder receives an honorary license plate from Rep. Patmon and Rep. Barnes.
Speaker Batchelder receives an honorary license plate from Rep. Patmon and Rep. Barnes.
 Speaker Batchelder and members of House leadership react to Governor Kasich's State of the State address
Speaker Batchelder and members of House leadership react to Governor Kasich's State of the State address
Speaker Batchelder speaks at the 2013 State of the State address in Lima
Speaker Batchelder speaks at the 2013 State of the State address in Lima
 Speaker Batchelder during the 2013 State of the State address
Speaker Batchelder during the 2013 State of the State address
 Speaker Batchelder with OSU President E. Gordon Gee
Speaker Batchelder with OSU President E. Gordon Gee
Speaker Batchelder addresses the attendees at the legislator luncheon in Lima
Speaker Batchelder addresses the attendees at the legislator luncheon in Lima
 Speaker Batchelder during House session
Speaker Batchelder during House session
 Speaker Batchelder speaks at a press conference
Speaker Batchelder speaks at a press conference
Speaker Batchelder and his wife on opening day
Speaker Batchelder and his wife on opening day
 Speaker Batchelder speaks with the media after session
Speaker Batchelder speaks with the media after session
 Speaker Batchelder speaks at a budget press conference
Speaker Batchelder speaks at a budget press conference
Speaker Batchelder at a press conference following the passage of the budget
Speaker Batchelder at a press conference following the passage of the budget
 Speaker Batchelder with former House speakers
Speaker Batchelder with former House speakers
 Speaker Batchelder with Rep. Patmon
Speaker Batchelder with Rep. Patmon
Speaker Batchelder visits with guests on the House floor
Speaker Batchelder visits with guests on the House floor
 Speaker Batchelder presents a House resolution
Speaker Batchelder presents a House resolution
 Speaker Batchelder with OSU President E. Gordon Gee and OSU head football coach Urban Meyer
Speaker Batchelder with OSU President E. Gordon Gee and OSU head football coach Urban Meyer
 

Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder returned to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2007, having previously served in the Ohio House for 30 years. He currently is serving his fourth consecutive term and was re-elected by his colleagues to serve a second term as House Speaker during the 130th General Assembly. Speaker Batchelder is the second longest serving Representative in the Ohio House.

 
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Representative Batchelder Serves In the Following Committees :

Joint Session - Military Medal of Distinction CeremonyRules and Reference
 
 
 
 

12.02.14 - Niraj Antani Appointed To 42nd Ohio House District Seat

 
COLUMBUS -

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder has announced that Niraj Antani was appointed state representative to the 42nd House District seat.

 
 

10.25.14 - State Parks Offer Opportunities For Fun And Leisure

 

When it comes to bright, beautiful autumn foliage, there is no state in my opinion that does it better than Ohio. And October is the best time of year to view and experience the distinctive scenery that Ohio has to offer.

 
 

10.18.14 - Raising Crime Awareness This Month

 

October is National Crime Prevention Month and although Ohioans are usually enjoying fall festivities, picturesque autumn scenery and some good Halloween fun during this time, I think it's imperative that we are all aware of some of the ways we can remain safe from crime. National Crime Prevention Month is about arming ourselves with knowledge, raising crime awareness and preparing for the dangers that we must sometimes face.

 
 

10.11.14 - Protecting Ohioans From The Dangers Of Domestic Violence

 

Ohio truly does have some of the most beautiful and wholesome communities in the country. Families are able to find a place to call home, where they can work and live, and enjoy time with friends and neighbors. It’s a state that nurtures the growth of families, and along with that, the continuation of good, traditional values.

 
 
 
 

Bills Primary Sponsor

HB 652     

Bills Cosponsor

Resolutions Primary Sponsor

Resolutions Cosponsor

 
 
 
 
Representative William G. Batchelder
District 69
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-8140
Fax      (614) 719-3969
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Leadership Position : Speaker of the House
Hometown : Medina
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Not eligible to run for another term