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State Chairman

Jane Timken

Devoted to the Republican Party and to Ohio, Jane Timken was elected Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party on January 6, 2017. She previously served as Vice-Chairman of the Stark County Republican Party, where she was responsible for fundraising efforts, candidate recruitment, volunteer engagement, campaign logistics, and implementation of strategy. At the 40th Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Jane was a Congressional District 16 Delegate and Co-Chairman of the Sub-Committee Restoring Constitutional Government.

She began her legal career with Black McCuskey, where she specialized in civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice defense. She served as a Magistrate and law clerk to the Honorable Judge Sara Lioi in the Court of Common Pleas in Stark County, Ohio. While practicing with the Soles Law Offices, she devoted her time to civil matters, business, and construction-related concerns. Prior to attending law school, Jane worked at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in Washington, D.C. as a legal assistant in civil and criminal white collar dense matters. She is licensed to practice in the State of Ohio, is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Stark County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

Passionate and devoted service to others is a central theme of Jane’s community life. Among other civic and charitable organizations, she previously served as a Director of CommQuest, which provides substance abuse treatment, mental health counseling, adoption services, a homeless shelter, and Samaritan’s Food Table. She served as a Trustee of St. George’s School, an independent co-educational boarding school, and a Director of North Canton Medical Foundation. She is a Harvard College Alumni Interviewer and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, serving on the Archangel Fund.

She served nine years as a Trustee of Kent State University, where she was Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Additionally, she chaired the Academic Workgroup of the Northeast Ohio Universities Collaboration and Innovation Study Commission established by the Ohio General Assembly to improve quality, access, and efficiency in public higher education.

Having lived in Stark County, Ohio since 1994, Jane has served on numerous boards. She was a long-standing Director of ArtsinStark, serving as Chairman of the Board, and held a production role in presenting the art and cultural experience of Kimono as Art, The 20th Century Masterworks of Itchiku Kubota. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Trillium Family Solutions, Center for Grief Counseling & Education, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, and the former Unizan Financial Corp. Additionally, she served as Treasurer of Canton Regional Transit Authority Tax Levy.

Jane graduated cum laude from Harvard College, where she received the John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement and the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit. She played for the Radcliffe Rugby Football Club. She received her J.D, summa cum laude, from The American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., graduated in the top 10% of her class, and served as a Note & Comment Editor of The Administrative Law Journal of the American University.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jane lives in Stark County, Ohio with her husband W.J. (Tim) Timken, Jr., Chairman, CEO, & President of TimkenSteel. She has two children, Henry and Emma. She plays competitive USTA tennis, and enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling.


National Committeewoman

Jo Ann Davidson

Jo Ann Davidson was elected to the Republican National Committee as National Committeewoman for Ohio in 2004. She served as RNC Co-Chairman from 2005-2009. She has been a member of the Ohio Republican State Committee since 2009 and has served as Chairman of the Site Selection Committee, and the Committee on Arrangements for the 2008 National Convention.

Previously, she was a member and former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and served on the Reynoldsburg City Council. She also was the regional chairman for the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign and chairman of Taft for Governor.  Davidson is the current Chairman of the Ohio Casino Control Commission.


National Committeeman

Jim Dicke

Jim Dicke was elected as the National Committeeman from Ohio in January of 2015. He has been a delegate to each of the last five national conventions and chaired the inaugural medal committee for the 2001 and 2005 Presidential Inaugurations.  Jim has also served in the past as designated voting substitute for Ohio at the Republican National Committee.  Jim also served on the "President's Export Council", Commerce Department, for President George W. Bush.  In the summers of 1966 and 1967, he worked for Congressman William M. McCulloch (R) 4th Ohio district, a champion of civil rights legislation and a consistently cited as a "watchdog of the budget".  He also served on the County Republican Central and Executive Committees and as Ohio State Republican Party finance chairman.

 

Jim graduated from Culver Military Academy and Trinity University (Texas), where he earned a BS with a major in business and economic policy.  He is the Chairman-CEO of Crown Equipment Corporation, a private family owned company that designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products, and is headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio.

He is a member of the Horatio Alger Association, has served on the board of the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian National Board, and as Chairman of Commissioners at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and an Emeritus Chairman of Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio.  He has been a National Academy of Design honoree and served on the Madison Council of the Library of Congress. 

Jim and his wife, Janet, have a married son, a married daughter, and four grandsons ages 14, 10, 4 and 2.

 


Executive Director

Rob Secaur


Governor

John Kasich

John Kasich was sworn in as governor of Ohio on January 10, 2011. Kasich served in the U.S. House of Representatives for nine terms beginning in 1982, during which time he served as chair of the House Budget Committee and spearheaded the effort to pass the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. He also served in the Ohio Senate. After running for President in 2000, Kasich entered the private sector and served as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, a host and commentator on FOX News, a member of the board of directors of Invacare and Worthington Industries and authored three New York Times bestsellers. Kasich and his wife, Karen, have twin daughters.

Senator

Robert Portman

PORTMAN, Robert Jones (Rob), a Senator and a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 19, 1955; graduated from the Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, Ohio; graduated Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., B.A., 1979; graduated University of Michigan School of Law, Ann Arbor, Mich., J.D., 1984; associate counsel to President George H. W. Bush 1989; deputy assistant and director, Office of Legislative Affairs, White House Office 1989-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Willis D. Gradison, Jr.; reelected to the six succeeding Congresses until his resignation on April 29, 2005 (May 4, 1993-April 29, 2005); U.S. Trade Representative, in the cabinet of President of George W. Bush 2005-2006; Director, Office of Management and Budget, in the cabinet of President George W. Bush 2006-2007; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017.

Congressman

Patrick Tiberi

TIBERI, Patrick (Pat), a Representative from Ohio; born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, October 21, 1962; graduated from Northland High School, Columbus, Ohio, 1981; B.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1985; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1992-2001; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2001-present).

Congressman

David Joyce

JOYCE, David, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, March 17, 1957; graduated from West Geauga High School, Chesterland, Ohio, 1976; B.S., University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1979; J.D., University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1982; Cuyahoga County, Ohio, public defender, 1983-1984; Geauga County, Ohio, public defender, 1985-1988; Geauga County, Ohio, prosecutor, 1988-2013; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).

Congressman

Brad Wenstrup

WENSTRUP, Brad, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, June 17, 1958; graduated from St. Xavier High School, Finneytown, Ohio, 1976; B.A., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1980; B.S. and D.P.M., William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill., 1985; United States Army Reserve, 1998-present; physician; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2009; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).

Congressman

Michael Turner

TURNER, Michael R., a Representative from Ohio; born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, January 11, 1960; graduated from Belmont High School, Dayton, Ohio, 1978; B.A., Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, 1982; J.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1985; M.B.A., University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1992; lawyer, private practice; mayor of Dayton, Ohio, 1994-2002; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).

Congressman

Steve Stivers

STIVERS, Steve, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, March 24, 1965; B.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1989; M.B.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1996; M.A., Army War College, Carlisle, Pa., 2012; Ohio Army National Guard, 1988-2008; staff, Ohio state senate; professional advocate; businessman; member of the Ohio state senate, 2003-2008; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

James Renacci

RENACCI, Jim, a Representative from Ohio; born in Monongahela, Washington County, Pa., December 3, 1958; graduated from Ringgold High School, Monongahela, Pa., 1976; B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., 1980; business owner; member of the Wadsworth, Ohio, board of zoning appeals, 1994-1995; Wadsworth, Ohio, city council president, 1999-2003; mayor of Wadsworth, Ohio, 2004-2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

Robert Latta

LATTA, Robert E., (son of Delbert L. Latta), a Representative from Ohio; born in Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, April 18, 1956; B.A., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1978; J.D., University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 1981; lawyer, private practice; Wood County, Ohio, commissioner, 1991-1996; member of the Ohio state senate, 1997-2000; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 2001-2007; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Paul Gillmor, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (December 11, 2007-present).

Congressman

Jim Jordan

JORDAN, Jim, a Representative from Ohio; born in Troy, Miami County, Ohio, February 17, 1964; graduated from Graham High School, St. Paris, Ohio, 1982; B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., 1986; M.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1991; J.D., Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, 2001; lawyer, private practice; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1995-2000; member of the Ohio state senate, 2001-2007; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present).

Congressman

Bill Johnson

JOHNSON, Bill, a Representative from Ohio; born in Roseboro, Sampson County, N.C., November 10, 1954; B.S., Troy University, Troy, Ala., 1979; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., 1984; United States Air Force, 1973-1999; business owner; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

Bob Gibbs

GIBBS, Bob, a Representative from Ohio; born in Peru, Miami County, Ind., June 14, 1954; graduated from Bay Village Senior High School, Bay Village, Ohio, 1972; A.A.S., Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, Ohio, 1974; technician; farmer; business owner; president, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 2003-2009; member of the Ohio state senate, 2009-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

Steve Chabot

CHABOT, Steve, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, January 22, 1953; graduated from LaSalle High School, Cincinnati, Ohio; B.A., College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., 1975; J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Ky., 1978; teacher, 1975-1976; member of the Cincinnati, Ohio, city council, 1985-1990; Hamilton County, Ohio, commissioner, 1990-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2009); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1998 to conduct the impeachment proceedings of President William Jefferson Clinton; unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present); chair, Committee on Small Business (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress).

Congressman

John Boehner

BOEHNER, John Andrew, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 17, 1949; graduated from Moeller High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1968; B.S., Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1977; United States Navy, 1968; businessman; business executive; member of the Union Township, Ohio, board of trustees, 1981, and president, 1984; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1985-1990; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Second and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1991-present); House Republican Conference Chairman, 1995-1999; chair, Committee on Education and the Workforce (One Hundred Seventh through One Hundred Ninth Congresses); majority leader (One Hundred Ninth Congress); minority leader (One Hundred Tenth and One Hundred Eleventh Congress); Speaker of the House (One Hundred Twelfth through One Hundred Fourteenth Congresses).
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