State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) is proud to announce that Taylor Stepp, a native of Jackson, is working in his Statehouse office in Columbus.

The son of Kenneth and Bryn Stepp, Taylor graduated from Jackson High School in 2010. Prior to joining Rep. Smith’s office, he was twice-elected student body president at The Ohio State University, where he graduated with a degree in Public Finance last year.

“It is a pleasure to have Taylor working in my office,” Smith said. “His background and understanding of finance and state government will be a great asset as we move head-on into the budget process.”

Immediately following his graduation from Ohio State, he worked at JobsOhio, the state’s non-profit economic development agency. There, he coordinated development in two JobsOhio regions and managed projects going to the Tax Credit Authority and the State Controlling Board.

In his new role, Taylor will be working with constituent needs and concerns, as well as clerking the House Finance and Appropriations Committee.

“I am thankful to be able to assist Chairman Smith in serving the citizens of my home district,” Stepp said.

Rep. Smith is beginning his second full term in the House, after being appointed to the seat in 2012. He represents the 93rd District, which includes all of Jackson and Gallia counties and portions of Lawrence and Vinton counties. Earlier this year, he was appointed by Speaker Clifford Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) to chair the House Finance and Appropriations Committee.

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