Senator Peggy Lehner (right) is sworn in as state senator for the 6th Ohio Senate District. Administering the oath of office is Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (left).
Columbus - 
The Ohio Senate today appointed Peggy Lehner (R- Kettering) as state senator for the 6th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Montgomery County. She replaces former Senator Jon Husted, who recently assumed the office of Ohio Secretary of State. "I am humbled and honored to again have the privilege of representing the people of the 6th Ohio Senate District," Lehner said. "I plan on hitting the ground running and working collaboratively with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle as we seek to transform our state and create a brighter future for all Ohioans." Lehner previously served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and spent 10 years on Kettering City Council. She also briefly served as state senator in 2009, when she was appointed to complete the term of former Senator Jeff Jacobsen. Senator Lehner attended both American College in Paris and St. Mary's of the Woods College, where she obtained a degree in history. She and her husband James live in Kettering reside in Kettering and have five grown children and 10 grandchildren.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lehner To Announce Proposal Aimed At Keeping Children In The Classroom, Ending Cycles Of Poverty


COLUMBUS - State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering) will join lawmakers and education leaders on Tuesday to announce reforms aimed at addressing cycles of poverty by helping keep students with disciplinary concerns on the path to diploma attainment. 


Lehner Highlights Need For Student Discipline Reforms During Keynote Address


"Educators in this state are under an unbelievable amount of pressure, much of which has nothing to do with their primary role in preparing our next generation of Ohioans for success in the 21st Century economy," said Lehner.


Lehner Honored For Support Of Court Program Assisting Abused And Neglected Children


"I am deeply honored to be recognized by Ohio CASA," said Lehner. 


Lehner Announces Senate Budget That Closes Fiscal Shortfall And Protects Essential Services


“This was a very challenging budget but I feel overall that the neediest in our state have been protected and I hope that the conference committee will continue building on the work that has been done," said Lehner, who serves as a member of the Senate Finance Committee that is charged with balancing the state's two-year budget. "I am especially proud of what we were able to achieve in supporting children in drug-affected families."