State Representative Jena Powell is serving her first term in the Ohio House of Representatives after being elected in 2018. She represents the 80th District, which encompasses Miami County, as well as a portion of Darke County.
Representative Powell is from southern Darke County where her family has been farming for generations. After receiving her degree from Liberty University in Business, she alongside her brother began to build an outdoor marketing company, Huntington Outdoor. At 25, she is the youngest legislator currently serving in the General Assembly. In 2019, Representative Powell was named to Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list for Law & Policy.
Representative Powell is dedicated to ensuring that more of Ohio’s young people choose to build their lives and pursue opportunities in communities like the 80th District. She knows first-hand how capricious government regulations and misguided tax policies can burden business and get in the way of promoting the good jobs and healthy economy that are necessary to accomplish this goal.
Representative Powell is an active member of her local church, Greenville Grace Brethren Church, and resides in Arcanum.