BioState Representative Jay Hottinger returns to the Ohio House of Representatives for his second term, having previously served in the Ohio Legislature as a member of both the Ohio House and Ohio Senate. He represents the 71st House District, which encompasses portions of Licking County.
Prior to his current term in the Ohio House, Representative Hottinger worked for the people of the 77th House District as well as the 31st Senate District. A life-long resident of Newark, he served on Newark City Council and was selected by his peers to serve as Newark’s President Pro Tempore. He remains active in several community organizations, including his assistance in forming the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Licking County.
Representative Hottinger has been recognized many times for his work in the Legislature. He is the recipient of numerous honors, such as the Outstanding Young Man of Licking County, the Kenneth J. Martin Award for excellence in contributions to political science, the Watchdog of the Treasury Award, Friend of Ohio’s Taxpayer, Guardian of Small Business, Friend of Community Colleges and the Ohio Society of CPAs Outstanding Legislator Award.
Representative Hottinger attended Newark High School and graduated from Capital University, where he majored in political science and public administration. Though he is extremely active in both the Legislature and his local community, Representative Hottinger still places priority in his family. He and his wife Cheri reside in Newark and are the proud parents of their daughters Savannah, Heather and Jayme.
(1992) Capital University (Summa cum laude) with double majors in Political Science and Public Administration
Committee Name Position
Alternative Energy Member
Economic Development Member
Insurance Ranking Minority Member
State Controlling Board Member
HB 61 HB 72 HB 78 HB 109 HB 300
HB 5 HB 10 HB 24 HB 27 HB 50
HB 64 HB 66 HB 67 HB 75 HB 95
HB 102 HB 120 HB 142 HB 150 HB 165
HB 190 HB 230 HB 238 HB 244 HB 256
HB 276 HB 309 HB 311 HB 314 HB 321
HB 330 HB 337 HB 346 HB 366 HB 373
HB 383 HB 384 HB 388 HB 398 HB 414
HB 428 HB 454 HB 474 SB 73 SB 77
SB 79 SB 147 SB 155 SB 165
Kenneth J. Martin Outstanding Contribution to Political Science; 1992, The Outstanding Young Man of Licking County; Distinguished Service Award of Licking County; Watchdog of the Treasury; and "Taxpayers Friend"
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