COLUMBUS—Jim Hoops was sworn in as state representative of the 81st Ohio House District after the House Republican Caucus unanimously voted to appoint him to fill the vacant seat during today’s House session.


“Based on his many years in public service, I am confident that Jim Hoops will hit the ground running upon returning to the Ohio House to serve the people of the 81st District,” Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) said.


“I’m looking forward to working on the issues that are most important to the families of the 81st District,” Hoops said.


Hoops is currently the Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Northwest State Community College and previously served in the Ohio House from 1999 to 2006. A 1977 graduate of Patrick Henry High School, Hoops also previously served as Henry County Auditor from 1985 to 1998.


He and his wife, Deb, live in Napoleon.


The 81st House District includes Putnam, Henry and Williams counties, as well as part of Fulton County.

 
 
 
  
Featured Posts

Representative Hambley Appointed To Co-Chair Of Newly Created Economic Development Committee

 
Columbus - 

State Representative Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) this week was appointed by Ohio House Speaker Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) to serve as Co-Chair of the Regional Economic Development Alliance Study Committee.



 
 

Local Legislators Announce State Effort To Support Military Members, Veterans, And Their Families

 
Columbus - 

State Representatives Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) and Rick Perales (R-Beavercreek) and Senator Bob Hackett (R-London) held a press conference today to highlight legislation that supports military members, veterans, and their families in Ohio.  



 
 

Legislation Increasing Collection Of Opioid-Related Data Clears Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) today announced House passage of the Opioid Data and Communication Expansion Act, legislation she sponsored to increase data collection related to the opioid crisis. The bill was approved among several others after the House returned to work this week upon the election of a new Speaker.



 
 

Ohio House Approves Payday Lending Reform Legislation

 

COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that reforms the state’s payday lending industry and is aimed at lowering interest rates on loans and helping borrowers avoid endless debt cycles.