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James M. HoopsREPRepublican State Representative, District 81
65
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Years of Experience
OHResidence (state)

Jim Hoops is an American politician who has served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Appointed in 2018, he previously served four terms representing the same seat from 1999 to 2006. As Henry County Auditor, Hoops opted to succeed Lynn Wachtmann, who was running for the Ohio Senate, and won his seat in 1998. He went on to win reelection in 2000, 2002 and in 2004.By 2006, Hoops was term limited, and was unable to seek another term in the House. Instead, he opted to run for the Ohio Senate, to again succeed Wachtmann. However, Steve Buehrer, another Republican term-limited Representative, was opting for the seat as well. However, he lost the nomination for the seat, ending his time in the legislature. He has since returned to Napoleon, Ohio and to the private sector. In 2018, Hoops returned to the Ohio House of Representatives to succeed Rob McColley, who was appointed to the Ohio Senate following Senator Cliff Hite's resignation due to sexual harassment allegations. He won a full term in 2018.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Northwest State University, Louisiana
BS Business/Computer Programming
1981
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Majority Whip
Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
2018 - Current
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
1998 - 2006
Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Northwest State Community College
Current
Associate Vice President of Finance
American Municipal Power Incorporated
2007 - 2014
Auditor
Henry County
1985 - 1998
Athletes In Action
Basketball Team
1981 - 1984
Other Experience1 - 29 of 29
Member
Henry County Senior Center Board of Directors
Current
Treasurer
Henry County Humane Society
Current
Volunteer
Henry County United Way
Current
Former President
Filling Home of Mercy Board
Former President
Ohio County Auditor's Association
Former President
Napoleon Middle School Parent Teacher Organization
Member
Henry County/Paulding County/Putnam County/Van Wert Township Association
Member
Deshler Lions' Club
Member
Henry County Chamber of Commerce
Member
Henry County Right to Life
Member
Fort to Port Organization
Member
Henry County Business Advisory Council
Member
Henry County Farm Bureau
Member
Napoleon Optimist Club
Member
Napoleon Chamber of Commerce
Member
Tax Incentive Review Council
Member
Henry County Gideons
Member
Finance Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Government Oversight Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Public Utilities Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Rules and Reference Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Chair
Finance Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development and Natural Resources, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Ways and Means Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Institutions, Housing and Urban Development Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
State and Local Government Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation and Public Safety Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives