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About the Commission


 Voting Members


‚ÄčMark Policinski, Chairmpolicinski@oki.org

   Appointed by Governor Kasich; Appointment date: April 17, 2014; Term Expiration: October 20, 2019

VACANT, representing the interests of passenger rail;  

   Appointed by Governor

Eric Richter, representing infrastructure financing; ericsrichter@aol.com

   Appointed by Governor Kasich; Appointment date: January 12, 2017; Term Expiration: October 20, 2021

Solomon Jackson, representing a freight rail company; spjackso@nscorp.com

   Appointed by Governor Taft; 1st Appointment date: October 20, 2000; Term Expiration: October 20, 2018

William Lozier, representing the general public; blozier@lcounty.com

   Appointed by House Speaker Husted; 1st Appointment date: August 7, 2008; Term Expiration: October 20, 2018

Thomas Maphet, representing the general public; maphet1@fuse.net

   Appointed by Senate President Niehaus; Appointment date: October 26, 2012; Term Expiration: October 20, 2018

VACANT, representing the interests of manufacturers;

   Appointed by Governor

VACANT, representing the interests of organized labor;

   Appointed by Governor

Thomas Zitter, representing the general public; tezitter@yahoo.com

   Appointed by Governor Kasich; Appointment date: July 27, 2012; Term Expiration: October 20, 2018

David Goodman, (Andrew Pusateri, designee), andrew.pusateri@development.ohio.gov

   Representing the Ohio Development Services Agency, ex-officio

Jerry Wray, (Andrew Bremer, designee), andrew.bremer@dot.state.oh.us

   Representing the Ohio Department of Transportation, ex-officio


 Commission Membership

The Commission has 15 members, including four non-voting members from the Ohio General Assembly. Seven commissioners are appointed by the governor and one each by the President of the Ohio Senate and the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives. The Directors of the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Department of Development serve as ex-officio members. 

 Legislative Members


Senator Frank LaRose, 27th Senate District, SD27@ohiosenate.gov