COLUMBUS – State Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina) was sworn in as President of the Ohio Senate during opening day ceremonies at the Statehouse, which marked the start of the 130th General Assembly.
Serving the residents of the 12th Ohio Senate District, President Faber is the first Senate President to serve from Mercer County. As President, Senator Faber will oversee the 33-seat chamber.
“I am honored to lead such a talented and dedicated caucus as well as provide leadership for the entire Senate membership,” President Faber said. “The state budget will be the focus of the first six months of this General Assembly, with government efficiency, economic recovery and jobs continuing to be our number one priority.”
The Senate Majority Caucus new leadership was also sworn in at today’s session. The team includes: Senator Chris Widener (R-Springfield) as president pro tempore, the number two in the Senate; Senator Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) continues as majority floor leader, and Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) as majority whip.
Senator Faber was elected to the Ohio Senate in 2007 and has served on the Senate leadership team since 2009 when he was elected Majority Floor Leader. The 130th General Assembly will run through Dec. 31, 2014.
|Keith Faber takes the oath of office with his family by his side.|