Ohio State Government Guide

State government has a direct impact on the lives of Ohio’s citizens. From health care to education to environmental issues, your state lawmakers make decisions that affect you and your family. But how much do you know about what happens in the state house and senate chambers?

Use this Ohio Government Guide to find answers to your questions.



Bills passed in the state legislature directly impact your day-to-day life, but how much do you know about how Ohio's government works?

Find out about the different branches of government, who’s who in Ohio's government, and how you can reach your lawmaker.

Find Your State Lawmakers

The Ohio Legislature is made up of a Senate with 33 state senators and a House of Representatives with 99 representatives. Each citizen of Ohio has senators and representatives that represent them, depending on where they live. 

Not sure who represents you? You can look up all your representatives by going to the Ohio Legislature Website and searching the interactive map of your district.


  • JANUARY 7, 2019: 2019 Inauguration
  • JANUARY 23, 2019: House session begins
  • JANUARY 30, 2019: Senate session begins
  • JULY 17, 2019: Senate session ends
  • JULY 18, 2019: House session ends

Ohio Legislative Calendar


Every year, important legislation is filed in the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives. 

Do you have an issue that's important to you? Keep tabs on what your lawmakers are talking about, and track bills as they travel through the process, so you can stay in the know.

Follow the Ohio State Legislative Session Here


Live Updates From Your Lawmakers

Your lawmakers like to use Twitter more and more to make big announcements, give updates on their bills, and share their opinions on a wide variety of subjects.

Our live feed helps you keep track of all our lawmakers in one place so you always know what is happening.