COLUMBUS—State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate during opening day ceremonies at the Ohio Statehouse. The ceremony marked the beginning of the 134th General Assembly.
“It is an honor to be sworn in as the President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate’s leadership team,” Hottinger said. “I am committed to utilizing my years of legislative experience to help lead the Senate as we work on legislation that will have a positive impact on all Ohioans.”
As President Pro Tempore, Hottinger will be the second-highest ranking member in the Ohio Senate. He begins his thirtieth year in public office, having previously served on Newark City Council, in the Ohio House of Representatives, and in prior terms in the Ohio Senate.