Senator Gardner at Lake Erie.
Senator Gardner at Lake Erie.
 Senator Gardner explains why the Senate budget plan is important for Ohio's student and their families.
Senator Gardner explains why the Senate budget plan is important for Ohio's student and their families.

Senator Randy Gardner is serving his first consecutive term in the Ohio Senate, having previously served in the Chamber from 2001 through 2008. He also served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1985 to 2000, and again from 2008 through 2012.

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Senators Randy Gardner & Bob Peterson discuss Senate Bill 1, which continues the state's effort to fight toxic algae in Ohio's waterways and ensure clean drinking water for Ohioans. This initiative helps the state more effectively monitor and respond to water quality issues.

03.21.18 - Gardner And Arndt Call For Clean Lake 2020 Plan


COLUMBUS - State Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) and State Representative Steve Arndt (R-Port Clinton) proposed a series of clean water and conservation initiatives that they believe will get Ohio on track to reduce nutrient loading into Lake Erie by 40% by 2025. The 40% reduction was pledged in the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement signed two years ago between Ohio, Michigan and Ontario, with a 20% reduction by 2020 termed an “aspirational” goal.


05.17.17 - Gardner's New School Support Bill Passes Senate


“This new option for schools ushers in a new era of reaching out to districts to help them meet the needs of school children, whether it’s better technology, safer schools or other priority school needs,” Gardner said. “Many districts I represent want this option.”




“I’ve done my best to listen and make the best judgment I can,” Gardner said.


07.27.16 - Gardner And Hite Begin Work On Ohio Violent Offender Registry


“One of the fundamental responsibilities of government is the safety of our citizens,” said Senators Gardner and Hite. “We have an obligation to do what we can to listen to the concerns and anxieties of the people we represent while working with law enforcement to best achieve enhanced safety and public awareness.”


Senate District 2

Counties: Erie, Fulton (part), Lucas (part), Ottawa, Wood

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(614) 466-8060
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Hometown : Bowling Green
Party : Republican