State Representative Ryan Smith is serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives and currently serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee. He represents the 93rd House District, which includes Jackson and Gallia counties, as well as portions of Lawrence and Vinton counties.
Representative Smith graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from The Ohio State University. Upon graduation, he began working as a financial advisor. In 2005, he joined his current financial advising firm as Vice President and Partner.
Representative Smith was twice elected to the Gallipolis City School Board, where he served as Board President. Representative Smith has been engaged in local economic development efforts as he was president of both the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce and the Gallia County Civic Improvement Corporation. Representative Smith was also a board member for Holzer Health Systems, one of the largest employers and healthcare providers in southeastern Ohio.
Representative Smith is married to his wife Vicki and together they have four children, Blake, Grant, Kennedy and Camryn. They reside in Bidwell, just outside of Gallipolis, where they are active in their local church.