Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) to serve as the Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chair of the House Finance Committee.
“I look forward to the opportunity to help ensure adequate and stable funding for our children’s education through the new state budget,” said Rep. Cupp. “The job opportunities and the future well-being of our communities depend upon a quality education for our youth.”
Rep. Cupp will also serve as a member of the House Finance Committee, which will be tasked with passing the state operating budget bill that Governor John Kasich will introduce by the first week of February. Primary and secondary education expenditures constitute approximately 28% of Ohio’s total budget.
Cupp is serving his first term as state representative but was a member of the Ohio Senate from 1985 to 2000, and served as Senate President Pro Tempore from 1997 to 2000. A former Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, he has the distinction of being the only former judge currently serving in the state legislature. Cupp has also served as Lima City Prosecutor and Allen County Commissioner, and is a lifelong Allen County resident. He represents the 4th Ohio House District, which includes all of Allen County.