Huffman Elected as Ohio Senate Majority Whip
November 15, 2018
COLUMBUS— On Wednesday, the Senate Majority Caucus elected State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) to serve as the Senate Majority Whip for the 133rd General Assembly.
“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as the Senate Majority Whip and as a member of the Senate's leadership," said Huffman. "I look forward to working alongside my colleagues to build on the progress we have made in making our state an exceptional place for all to live, work and raise a family.”
As Majority Whip, Senator Huffman will be responsible for monitoring legislation and securing votes for legislation on the Senate floor.
The Republican Majority also unanimously re-elected Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) to a second term as President of the Ohio Senate for the 133rd General Assembly and re-elected Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) as President Pro Tempore and Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) as Majority Floor Leader.
“Matt has led on important issues since his first day in the Senate, and I welcome his ideas and hard work on our leadership team,” said Senate President Larry Obhof. “From redistricting reform to education deregulation, Matt has served a critical role in finding bipartisan solutions to complex issues.”
Members of the leadership team will be officially elected by their colleagues and sworn-in during the opening session of the Ohio Senate on January 7, 2019. They will serve in those leadership positions through the end of 2020.
Senator Huffman resides in Lima, Ohio with his wife Sheryl where they have raised four children: Clare, Matthew, Ellen and Sam.