Rep. Amstutz elected to Ohio legislature leadership position
After taking office as the mayor of Orrville in 1976, Ron Amstutz has held many positions, including various public offices at the local and state level.
Before becoming mayor, he had little interest in running for public office.
Recently, he was elected as speaker pro tempore in the Ohio House of Representatives.
He was a reporter for The Daily Record, which sparked his interest in running for office.
Jim Carmichael, who previously worked with Amstutz, said, “As County Commissioner, I will be looking forward to work with Ron for the next two years.”
Amstutz will be entering his 39th year of public service. His new position comes with various new responsibilities.
“As speaker pro tempore I will be able to fill the duties for the current speaker, and help guide policy making overall,” Amstutz said.
WHS Student Body President, Taylor Bennington (12) had the chance to work with Amstutz this summer as an intern.
“I had the opportunity to work with Representative Amstutz this past summer as he was campaigning for the speakership, and it was a true honor. Rep. Amstutz is one of the most genuine leaders we have serving us in Columbus. We are truly lucky to call him our representative,” Bennington said.
Rep. Amstutz was recently sworn into office as representative of the first house district, and will be completing his final term.