Ohio Department of Transportation
Director Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D., is a veteran of the department, having been Assistant Director for business and human resources, and also as the Department's District Six Deputy Director. He is responsible for the overall management of the department's 5,000 employees and the development of its $3.3 billion budget. Marchbanks recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Ohio University. He also holds an M.B.A. from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Master's Degree from Clark-Atlanta University. Marchbanks earned a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from the University of Dayton.
Senator Kenny Yuko (D)
The minority leader of the Ohio Senate leads a caucus of nine Democrat Senators. He represents the 25th Senate District, which is part of Cuyahoga County. Yuko lives in Richmond Heights. A former member of the Ohio House, Yuko was the organizer of Laborer's Local 860 in his hometown. The ranking member on the Senate Rules and Reference Committee, he also sits on the General Government and Agency Review Committee and the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee.
Yuko has been a consistent pro-abortion vote during his terms in the House and Senate.
Representative Mark Romanchuk (R)
he fourth-term Representative from Richland County's 2nd District (Mansfield) is a Business owner by profession. He and his wife run PR Machine Works and Slick Automated Solutions in Ontario. Romanchuk serves on the House Health and Finance Committees, and Chairs the Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee. He also chairs the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee.
Romanchuk has been a Pro-Life stalwart during his terms in office, voting consistently Pro-Life.
Representative Allison Russo (D)
The first term member from Columbus 24th District considers Upper Arlington home base. Russo has spent nearly two decades as a public health policy expert, advising on issues related to the healthcare financing and care delivery needs of seniors, vulnerable populations, Veterans, and military families. She is currently the Policy Research Director for Kennell and Associates, a health policy and finance consulting firm. She serves on the House Health, Aging and Long Term Care, Armed Services and Veterans Affairs, Financial Institutions, and State and Local Government Committees, as well as on the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee.
Russo has been a vocal pro-abortion vote during her first term.
Representative Scott Ryan (R)
The third-term member from Licking County's 71stHouse District is the former Licking County Treasurer and lives in Newark. His family owns Leader Printing Company. The former chairman of the House Finance Committee under then-Speaker Ryan Smith, now serves on the Aging and Long Term Care, Insurance, and Ways and Means Committees.
Ryan has a mixed voting record on life issues, having been one of the Republican votes against the Heartbeat Bill during the last two sessions.