The Future of the Republican Party and Political Culture in Ohio

"The Republican Party is growing while the Democrats are narrowing their base." Jane Timken
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Jane Timken

Chairman, Ohio Republican Party

Ohio Republicans currently hold the majority in the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Senate, and the Ohio Supreme Court, not to mention the majority of Ohio’s delegation to U.S. Congress. Ohio Republicans currently serve in every major statewide office including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor, and Attorney General - positions they aim to keep entering the mid-term elections.


Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jane Timken was elected as the first woman Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party on January 6, 2017. Prior to her election, she served as Vice-Chairman of the Stark County Republican Party, where she led fundraising, candidate recruitment, volunteer engagement, campaign logistics, and implementation of strategy.


Chairman Timken graduated cum laude from Harvard College, where she received the John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement and the Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit. She received her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, graduated in the top 10 percent of her class, and served as a Note & Comment Editor of The Administrative Law Journal of the American University.

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