State Representative Jim Hughes (R-Upper Arlington) was sworn in yesterday as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 24th Ohio House District, which includes the western portions of Franklin County, including Hilliard, Upper Arlington and Clintonville. 

“It is a great honor to have been elected to represent my community in the Ohio House,” said Hughes. “During the 132nd General Assembly, the needs of my constituents will continue to be my top priority.”

Hughes began his career in public service as a bailiff court constable in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. He later became an assistant prosecutor in the Columbus City Prosecutor's Office and later, an Assistant County Prosecutor for Franklin County. He was originally elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2000 and began serving in the Ohio Senate in 2008. Hughes now returns to the Ohio House to continue his service to the residents of central Ohio.

He lives in Upper Arlington with his wife, Susan, and his daughter, Kaela.  They’re active in many local community organizations, including the Ascension Lutheran Church, where Hughes is a deacon, as well as the Agonis Club, Shamrock Club, Charity Newsies, AladdinShrine Temple, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, Kids Voting, Dublin Kiwanis and numerous area Chambers of Commerce. Hughes is also a past president of the Clintonville Rotary.

Hughes was sworn in yesterday during the Opening Day session of the Ohio House of Representatives and the 132nd General Assembly.

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