Senator Kevin Bacon - Senate District 3

Senator Kevin Bacon is currently serving his second term in the Ohio Senate after being re-elected to the position in 2014. Prior to joining the Senate, he served two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents a portion of Franklin County. Senator Bacon’s first priority is to ensure the Buckeye State is a place where businesses can thrive and Ohioans can find well-paying jobs and invest back into their communities.

Senator Bacon’s experience and leadership has led him to be named Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for the 132nd General Assembly. He also serves as a member of the Finance, Energy and Natural Resources, Government Oversight and Reform, and Insurance and Financial Institutions Committees.

During his tenure in the Ohio General Assembly, Senator Bacon has earned recognition for his hard work, especially on issues designed to improve the lives of children and individuals with special needs. He earned the Ohio Self-Determination Association’s Legislator of the Year (2017), the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Legislator of the Year (2016), Voices for Children Legislative Champion for Children (2015), Ohio Speech and Hearing Coalition Legislator of the Year (2014) and has been named three times the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities’ Legislator of the Year (2011, 2013, 2014).  In 2008, Senator Bacon received the Legislator of the Year Award from ARC of Ohio and the Ohio Academy of Pediatrics, and in 2007 he was honored by the Ohio Autism Society with their Legislator of the Year Award. Senator Bacon has been also honored with the NFIB Guardian of Small Business (2016), School Choice Ohio’s Leadership Award (2011), the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities’ Legislator of the Year (2011), and the Legislator of the Year (2012) by AMVETS Department of Ohio. For his commitment to sound financial policies, Bacon has twice been named a Watchdog of the Treasury and a Defender of Liberty.

In addition to his work at the Statehouse, Senator Bacon is a practicing attorney in Central Ohio, specializing in the areas of special needs estate planning, estate planning, probate, small business and real estate. He previously served as a Blendon Township Trustee, as an enforcement attorney for the Ohio Department of Commerce and a prosecutor for the Lancaster City Attorney’s office.

A resident of Westerville, Senator Bacon has also been active in the Central Ohio community through a number of worthy organizations, including the Prevent Blindness Ohio, United Way of Central Ohio, Dublin-Worthington Rotary, the Ohio Bar Association, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood as well as the Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna and Reynoldsburg Chambers of Commerce. He is also a former Capital Law School Alumni Board member.

Senator Bacon received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Miami University and his law degree from Capital Law School, where he served as student body president. He is the proud father of three daughters – Rebecca, Emma and Kathryn.