DARKE COUNTY – Republican State Representative Stephen A. Huffman of Tipp City has announced his intention to run for a second term. Rep. Huffman, who was first elected to the 80th District in 2014, expects to file his petitions by the December deadline.
Rep. Huffman, the initially only freshman legislators appointed as vice chair of a committee, serving in that capacity for Health and Aging Committee. He is also a member of the Education Committee and State Government Committee. Huffman was also chairman of the Healthcare Efficiencies Study, comprised of legislators who conducted hearings around the state this past summer on how to improve health care in Ohio.
“I have greatly enjoyed the first term in office. We have lowered taxes, passed education reform and reduced government regulations. I look forward to being reelected to continue to work on the Ohio House 2020 plan and the four pillars of health care, education, energy and competitiveness,” said Rep. Huffman.
A 1983 graduate of Milton-Union High School, Rep. Huffman attended the University of Toledo on a football scholarship. He then earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo, School of Medicine).
Since earning his medical degree, Huffman has served on the staff at Upper Valley Medical Center and Wayne Hospital for 18 years, and served on the Board of Directors for Premier Physician Services until its recent merger with TeamHealth.
He also has served overseas in underserved regions, conducting medical missions around the globe. In addition, he was elected to the position of Miami County Coroner in 2012.
The 80th District is made up of all of Miami County and the southern portion of Darke County Rep. Huffman resides in Tipp City with his wife, Kathryn, and their five children.