Senate District 31
Jay Hottinger
Hottinger Sworn in As President Pro Tempore of Ohio Senate for 134th General Assembly
January 4, 2021
Senator Hottinger takes the oath of office for the 134th General Assembly, accompanied by his wife, Cheri Hottinger and mother, Penny Hottinger.

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.

In his new leadership role, Hottinger will help guide the policy decisions of the Ohio Senate and work on key issues during the 134th General Assembly such as passage of the state budget, education, continued economic recovery and job creation.  

In previous Senate terms, Hottinger also served in leadership roles as Assistant President Pro Tempore, Majority Whip and Assistant Majority Whip.  

Hottinger represents the 31st District, encompassing all or parts of Coshocton, Holmes, Licking, Perry, and Tuscarawas counties.
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