Building on 30 years of service in both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House, State Representative Ron Amstutz represents the 1st House District, which includes all of Wayne County.
A lifelong resident of Wayne County, Representative Amstutz was raised on a dairy farm between Dalton and Kidron. In 1971, he moved to Orrville and has lived in Wooster since 1981. His political career began in 1976 when he was elected Mayor of the City of Orrville. He held the position through 1980, when he ran successfully for the Ohio House of Representatives. Representative Amstutz’s experience in the Legislature includes numerous leadership and committee assignments, including Assistant Majority Whip.
Prior to his career in public service, Representative Amstutz worked for five years in the Orrville office of The Daily Record. After working as a writer and photographer for two years, he was quickly promoted to bureau editor.
Representative Amstutz is a graduate of Central Christian High School and holds his bachelor’s degree in government communications from Capital University.
Active in local civic and volunteer organizations, Representative Amstutz served as an elected member of the Orrville City Charter Commission. He is a long-standing member of the board of the Orrville Area Boys’ and Girls’ Club and is a member of Wooster Rotary Club. He also serves as a member of the Wayne County Republican Party, sitting on its executive committee.
Representative Amstutz and his wife have two grown children and live in Wooster.