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Ohio's Newest Congressman Hails from The Ohio Senate

Senator Michael Rulli Begins Serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio's 6th District
By John Fortney
June 14, 2024
On The Record

Ohio’s newest Congressman hails from the Ohio Senate.

Senator Michael Rulli said farewell to the Senate this week after winning a special election to represent Ohio’s 6th Congressional District. He will begin serving the unexpired term of the seat through the end of the year which became available when long time Congressman Bill Johnson became President of Youngstown State University.

Rulli's colleagues in the Ohio Senate recognized his work representing the 33rd Senate District in their floor speeches this week. Watch those speeches and Senator’s Rulli’s heartfelt goodbye to members of the 135th General Assembly serving in the Upper Chamber. The Chamber honored him with a special Resolution.

Senator Rulli is well known and well liked in his hometown of Salem and the Mahoning Valley. He’s a familiar face and friend to the customers at his family’s grocery store, Rulli Brothers Markets. Senator Rulli responded immediately when the Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, criticizing what appeared to be a lack of concern from federal transportation officials.

He worked with local first responders and the Ohio EPA, and attended multiple community meetings listening to the people whose lives were upended by the rail crash and controlled chemical burn. He co-chaired the Senate’s Select Committee on Rail Safety, as key safety upgrades were made from legislation crafted from the hearings. Watch our story from the committee's tour of the derailment.

Senator Micahel Rulli. An everyman, every day, and we wish him well.