Former Speaker Ryan Smith to Resign from Ohio House

State Rep. Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) — a former speaker of the Ohio House — has announced his resignation. He will step down on Thursday, Oct. 3, to lead Rio Grande Community College and the private Rio Grande University.

Rep. Smith, who is term-limited next year, was elected speaker in June 2018 after the resignation of former Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. He lost a hard-fought campaign for the speaker post to Rep. Larry Householder (R-Glenford) earlier this year. 9/26/2019