Steve Demetriou Files for Re-Election to Ohio’s 35th House District

December 18, 2023

BAINBRIDGE TWP. – This week, State Representative Steve Demetriou – husband, father, West Point graduate, former Army Ranger, and small business owner – officially filed petitions with the Summit County Board of Elections to seek a second term representing the citizens of the 35th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. 

Demetriou said of the announcement, “Representing Geauga, Portage, and Summit County constituents in Columbus is a privilege, which is why I’m striving to make the most of each day to deliver results and address the pressing issues facing our region and state.”

“My goal is to ensure that every Ohioan, especially our children, can live a good and productive life right here in Northeast Ohio,” Demetriou continued. “That’s why I’m especially focused on lowering taxes and costs of living, promoting public safety, and ensuring our children receive the best possible education.”

Since taking office in January, Demetriou has voted for $3 billion in tax relief for families and small businesses; funding for enhanced emergency response capabilities; and an historic funding increase for K-12 education, while also expanding education options for Ohio families. Moreover, he’s taken action to alleviate the impact of inflation by sponsoring legislation to provide property tax relief for our seniors and veterans. 

Demetriou is well-positioned for re-election, holding the highest campaign cash-on-hand balance of any freshman state representative as of the most recent campaign finance filings. 

The new 35th House District includes

The new 35th House District includes South Russell, Auburn Township, and Bainbridge Township in Geauga County, Aurora, Streetsboro, and Mantua Township in Portage County, Macedonia, Northfield, Reminderville, Twinsburg, Northfield Center Township, Sagamore Hills Township, and Twinsburg Township in Summit County. The primary election is scheduled to take place on March 19, 2024. 

Steve Demetriou grew up in Northeast Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2011 with Dean’s List honors and a bachelor’s degree in economics. After West Point, the United States Army commissioned Steve as an infantry officer. He deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After the military, Steve started and successfully grew a business, eventually employing more than 60 people. Steve now runs an investment business with his family. He is married with two young sons.