COLUMBUS — During today’s opening of the 130th General Assembly, Dave Burke was sworn in for his first full term as State Senator for the 26th Ohio Senate District, which includes Union, Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties. Burke – who was first appointed to the Ohio Senate in 2011 – previously served in the Ohio House of Representatives and as a member of Marysville City Council.

“I am honored to serve the families and communities of Northern Ohio in the state Senate, and am grateful for the trust my constituents have placed in me to represent them at the Statehouse,” said Burke, who took the oath of office surrounded by family and friends. “As we embark on a new legislative session, I look forward to building on our progress in revitalizing our economy and creating more job opportunities for all Ohioans.” 

As a legislator, Burke has successfully pushed for new laws that address the growing problem of prescription drug abuse in Ohio and keeps synthetic drugs out of the hands of young Ohioans. A pharmacist by trade, Burke’s knowledge and experience in the healthcare industry has made him a key player in discussions regarding health policy in Ohio.

Burke resides in Marysville with his wife Donna and their two children.

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Burke Applauds Job Creation And Business Investment In Marion


"It is always encouraging to see continued job creation and investment in our community," said Burke. "As lawmakers, it is a top priority to encourage our business owners to continue to grow, and I applaud CenMac Metalworks for bringing these additional manufacturing jobs to Marion."


Burke Announces Grants Promoting Market Expansion For Small Businesses


COLUMBUS—State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded $700,000 aimed at supporting efforts to expand Ohio’s small business markets overseas. 


Ohio Senate Approves Measure Strengthening Advocacy For Ohioans Living With Disabilities


"This ensures that Ohioans living with disabilities have the strongest possible voice while capitalizing on opportunities for greater efficiency in bringing these three entities together for a unified purpose," said Burke. 


Burke Announces $50,000 Grant For Local Law Enforcement To Assist Overdose Survivors With Recovery


"These community-based strategies are helping to reduce overdose recurrences and providing a valuable service for those struggling to overcome their addiction," said Senator Burke. "We should all be proud of the work our law enforcement professionals are doing every day here locally, and all across Ohio, to combat this epidemic."