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Bio for State Representative Ron Amstutz


Ron's 19 years of legislative leadership experience:

State Representative Ron Amstutz represents Wayne County, a mix of rural agricultural and smaller industrial communities, in the Ohio House of Representatives.

He is Chairman of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee. From 2001 through 2008, Ron served in the Ohio Senate, where his primary appointment was Chairman of Ways and Means and Economic Development. 

Ron was a leader in enacting major tax reforms in 2005 that lowering Ohio's personal income tax rates 21 percent across the board and also repositioned Ohio's business taxes to encourage investment in job creating enterprise to make our state more competitive.

Prior to his service in the Senate, Ron served 20 years in the Ohio House of Representatives. His experience includes numerous leadership and committee assignments, such as Assistant Majority Whip and Chairman of the Education Section of the House Finance and Appropriations Committee.

Ron Amstutz has been a lifelong resident of Wayne County, Ohio. He was raised on a dairy farm between Dalton and Kidron, moved to Orrville in 1971 and has lived in Wooster since 1981.

Ron’s political career kicked off in 1976 when he was elected Mayor of the City of Orrville. Ron held the position through 1980, when he ran successfully for the Ohio House of Representatives.

For five years Ron worked in the Orrville office of The Daily Record. His initial assignment was writer/photographer. He was promoted to bureau editor after two years of service.

He is a graduate of Central Christian High School and holds a B.A. Degree in Government Communications from Capital University.

Ron is also active in local civic and volunteer organizations. Ron is past president and chairman of the board for the Orrville Jaycees. He also served as an elected member of the Orrville City Charter Commission. He is a long-standing member of the board of the Orrville Area Boys' and Girls Club and is a member of Wooster Rotary Club. He is a member of the Wayne County Republican Party, sitting on its Executive Committee.





  • Chairman of House Finance and Appropriations Committee -- 2011-present

  • Ranking Leader, House Finance and Appropriations Committee -- 2009-2010

  • Chairman, Senate Ways and Means and Economic Development Committee - 2003-2008

  • Chairman, Senate Economic Development, Aerospace and Technology Committee -- 2001-2002

  • Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Emerging High Tech Business Start-ups -- 2001

  • Chairman, House Elections and Technology Committee -- 1999-2000

  • Vice-Chairman, House Finance and Appropriations Committee -- 1997-1998

  • Assistant Majority Whip, Ohio House Leadership -- 1997

  • Chairman, Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review -- 1996

  • Chairman, Primary and Secondary Education Subcommittee of House Finance -- 1995-1996







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