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Jon CrossREPRepublican State Representative, District 83
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OHResidence (state)

Jon Cross (born December 7, 1979) is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, currently representing the 83rd district which consists of Hancock, Hardin and portions of Logan counties in northwestern Ohio. Cross is a Republican. A graduate of Ohio State University, Cross previously served as the president/CEO and economic development director for the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance.In 2018, Cross won the Republican primary to succeed Robert Sprague in the 83rd district of the Ohio House of Representatives, defeating Cheryl Buckland. Sprague had vacated the seat to run for Ohio State Treasurer. Winning the primary, Cross would go on to easily win the general election, defeating Mary Harshfield with nearly 70% of the vote.In 2019, Cross co-sponsored legislation that would ban abortion in Ohio and criminalize what they called "abortion murder". Doctors who performed abortions in cases of ectopic pregnancy and other life-threatening conditions would be exempt from prosecution only if they "[took] all possible steps to preserve the life of the unborn child, while preserving the life of the woman. Such steps include, if applicable, attempting to reimplant an ectopic pregnancy into the woman's uterus". Reimplantation of an ectopic pregnancy is not a recognized or medically feasible procedure.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
Ohio State University
BA Political Science
1998 - 2002
Kenton High School
Graduated
Past Positions1 - 3 of 3
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
2019 - Current
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Economic Development
Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance
2014 - Current
Other Experience1 - 18 of 18
Member
Ohio State Alumni Association
Current
Member
Hardin County Ambassadors
Current
Member
Elks Lodge #157
Current
Member
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Current
Member
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Current
Member
Young Professionals Alliance
Current
Member
Rotary International
Current
Member
Ohio Farm Bureau
Current
Member
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish of Findlay
Current
Member
Moose Lodge #428
Current
Member
Buckeye Firearms Association
Current
Member
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Finance Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Government Oversight Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Member
Finance Subcommittee on Energy Generation, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Finance Subcommittee on Transportation, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Institutions Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Public Utilities Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives