Representative Ron Hood - House District 78

11.15.18 - "Heartbeat Bill" Passes Ohio House Of Representatives


COLUMBUS—The Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 258, otherwise known as the “Heartbeat Bill.” If signed into law, the legislation would put in place some of the nation’s strongest protections for the unborn.


04.13.17 - State Reps. Hood And Brinkman Introduce Student And Teacher Liberty Act


COLUMBUS—State Representatives Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Tom Brinkman (R-Mt. Lookout) introduced House Bill 181 this week - the “Student and Teacher Liberty Act” - that aims to restore and improve Ohio’s education system.


11.18.15 - Rep. Hood Applauds Passage Of Pro-Life Legislation


COLUMBUS—State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville) yesterday supported legislation aimed at supporting life and addressing women’s healthcare in Ohio.


03.25.15 - Rep. Hood Applauds Passage Of House Bill 69, The "Heartbeat Bill"


House Bill 69, also known as the “Heartbeat Bill”, passed in the Ohio House today. This bill, sponsored by Representative Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) and Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville), seeks to protect the lives of Ohio babies beginning with their first detectable heartbeat.


03.04.15 - Ohio House Passes Legislation Expanding The Use Of Naloxone, Rep. Hood Applauds Bill


State Representative Ron Hood (R-78) today applauded the passage of House Bill 4 through the Ohio House of Representatives. This legislation works to take further strides in curtailing the opiate drug epidemic in Ohio by expanding access to a life-saving medication.


01.06.15 - State Rep Ron Hood Sworn In By Treasurer Mandel


State Representative Ron Hood (R-78) was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel in a private ceremony Monday morning.  The 131st General Assembly will be his second term representing the 78th House District which includes all of Hocking and Morgan counties and portions of Athens, Fairfield, Muskingum and Pickaway counties.


12.04.13 - Reps. Hood And Scherer Recognize Ohio Christian University Basketball Team During House Session


State Representatives Ron Hood (R-Ashville) and Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) today recognized the Ohio Christian University men’s basketball team on winning the 2013 NCAA Division II Tournament. The team was presented with a resolution during House session.


11.25.13 - Rep. Hood Applauds House Passage Of Bill Prohibiting Minors From Buying E-Cigarettes


State Representative Hood (R-Ashville) announced that the Ohio House recently passed House Bill 144, legislation that prohibits children from buying or accepting alternative nicotine products, most notably electronic cigarettes.


11.13.13 - Making Veterans' Transition Home Easier A Major Focus In Ohio House


Earlier this month, Americans honored the service of our veterans and were reminded that our brave heroes have served in conflicts around the world and forever deserve our respect and appreciation. The commitment and selfless acts of our servicemen and women can never be fully repaid, but my colleagues and I are working hard to recognize their service.


11.08.13 - Rep. Hood Announces Bridge Repair Projects For Muskingum, Pickaway Counties


State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville) today applauded the recent announcement that because of the Ohio’s successful efforts to reduce overhead costs and improve efficiency, $120 million in funding is now available to repair and replace more than 200 county and city-owned bridges over the next three years.


09.11.13 - Share With Younger Generations The Significance Of The Constitution


In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge said, “To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.” That is a quote worth thinking about as we approach Constitution Day on September 17th, exactly 226 years after being signed.


07.10.13 - Rep. Hood Encourages Constituents To Submit Online Legislative Survey


State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville) has set up an online legislative survey in an effort to gain feedback from the residents of the 78th Ohio House District regarding a variety of state issues. The survey can be accessed at


07.10.13 - Ohio Should Not Require Front License Plates


On the subject of responsibly cutting government costs, oftentimes there is a tendency to focus first on big programs or agencies whose budgets are in the billions of dollars. While that is certainly a worthy goal—and one that I am forever committed to pursuing—many other steps can be taken on a much smaller scale to further reduce strain on taxpayers.


06.26.13 - Hood Votes To Ban Red-Light, Speed Cameras


State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that would prohibit municipalities, counties, townships and the state highway patrol from using red-light cameras and speed cameras to assist in the enforcement of traffic laws.


06.20.13 - Taking "Complicated" Out Of Taxes


The saying, “Simple is Better” can often apply to many things in life. I think taxes are certainly better when they are straightforward and uncomplicated. Unfortunately, Ohio’s current tax system is far from simple.


05.15.13 - Two Area State Champion Archery Teams Honored By Ohio House


State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville) today presented resolutions to the Maysville High School and Logan-Hocking Middle School archery teams, both of which won the 2013 Ohio National Archery in the Schools State Tournament in their respective divisions.


04.24.13 - Rep. Hood Announces Passage Of Resolution Urging Repeal Of Federal Excise Tax


State Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville) has announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Concurrent Resolution 6, which urges Congress and President Barack Obama to repeal the new medical device tax that was included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


04.04.13 - Ohio Should Outlaw Red-Light Cameras


Most drivers consider them a nuisance, but the use of red-light and speed cameras also raise serious concerns regarding public safety and our Constitution. Nine other states have already banned the use of red-light cameras and 12 have outlawed cameras used for speeding violations.


01.11.13 - COLUMN: Ohioans Will Benefit From Repeal Of Estate Tax


On January 7th, I had the honor of being sworn into office as state representative of the 78th House District. I was called to public service because I know that our state faces many challenges, but also because I am encouraged by the route it has taken over the past two years.