Ron Amstutz sworn in as state representative of the First House District


Ron Amstutz sworn in as state representative of the First House District

State Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) was recently sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 130th General Assembly. He represents the First Ohio House District, which consists of Wayne County.

“I am deeply honored to represent the citizens of Wayne County in this new two-year legislative session,” Amstutz said. “I’m looking forward to working to improve how we fund our schools in Ohio, to strengthen our economy by further reforming our tax laws, and to help our citizens improve their quality of life.”

Amstutz has served more than three decades in both the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate. During the last General Assembly he chaired the House Finance and Appropriations Committee and carried the budget bill which successfully filled an $8 billion structural deficit without raising taxes on Ohioans.

A lifelong resident of Wayne County, Amstutz was raised on a dairy farm and previously served as the mayor of Orrville. He also worked for five years at the Orrville office of the Daily Record, where he worked as a writer, photographer and bureau editor.

Amstutz earned a bachelor’s degree in government communications from Capital University and is a graduate of Central Christian High School. He lives in Wooster with his wife, Joanne, with whom he has two grown children.

As the 130th General Assembly convenes, House email addresses have changed. Amstutz can be messaged electronically at or through the website He can also be contacted by calling 614-466-1474 or by mail at 77 S. High St., Columbus 43215.