Senator Obhof is joined by his colleagues to unveil the Senate's version of the state's operating budget, which includes $1.7 Billion in tax cuts for all Ohioans.
Senator Obhof is joined by his colleagues to unveil the Senate's version of the state's operating budget, which includes $1.7 Billion in tax cuts for all Ohioans.
 Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof discusses a one-time rebate of approximately $1 billion to Ohio's private employers and public-taxing districts.
Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof discusses a one-time rebate of approximately $1 billion to Ohio's private employers and public-taxing districts.
 Senator Obhof wears pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Senate session.
Senator Obhof wears pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month during Senate session.
Senator Ohbof Helps Honor United Way of Ashland County as United Way of the Year
Senator Ohbof Helps Honor United Way of Ashland County as United Way of the Year
 Senators Chris Widener, Larry Obhof and Tom Patton stand with the Chinese delegation for a photo in the State Room at the Ohio Statehouse
Senators Chris Widener, Larry Obhof and Tom Patton stand with the Chinese delegation for a photo in the State Room at the Ohio Statehouse
 State Senator Larry Obhof (second from left) joins State Representative Mark Romanchuk (far left) to present House and Senate resolutions to honor Dominique Clairmonte (middle) at the Ohio Statehouse. They are joined by Dominique's parents Sarah and John Clairmonte.
State Senator Larry Obhof (second from left) joins State Representative Mark Romanchuk (far left) to present House and Senate resolutions to honor Dominique Clairmonte (middle) at the Ohio Statehouse. They are joined by Dominique's parents Sarah and John Clairmonte.
Senator Larry Obhof is sworn in as the state senator for the 22nd Ohio Senate District.
Senator Larry Obhof is sworn in as the state senator for the 22nd Ohio Senate District.
 President Obhof invited students from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School to the Senate Chambers after the School Choice rally on Tuesday.
President Obhof invited students from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School to the Senate Chambers after the School Choice rally on Tuesday.
 President Obhof invited students from Mansfield Christian School to the Senate Chambers after the School Choice rally on Tuesday.
President Obhof invited students from Mansfield Christian School to the Senate Chambers after the School Choice rally on Tuesday.
State Senator Larry Obhof is sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate.
State Senator Larry Obhof is sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate.
 Senator Obhof presents Ashland county resident, Tiffany Meyer, with a resolution during an event held at the Ohio Statehouse.
Senator Obhof presents Ashland county resident, Tiffany Meyer, with a resolution during an event held at the Ohio Statehouse.
 President Obhof addresses hundreds of pro-life supporters during annual Roe Remembrance event.
President Obhof addresses hundreds of pro-life supporters during annual Roe Remembrance event.
Senator Obhof discusses recent efforts to combat human trafficking.
Senator Obhof discusses recent efforts to combat human trafficking.
 Senator Obhof presents a resolution to Lexington High School cross country coach, Denise Benson, on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Obhof presents a resolution to Lexington High School cross country coach, Denise Benson, on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
 Senator Obhof joins Representative Dave Hall (R-Millersburg) and the Holmes County fair board president, Kerry Taylor (right), for a tour of the progress underway at the new fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge.
Senator Obhof joins Representative Dave Hall (R-Millersburg) and the Holmes County fair board president, Kerry Taylor (right), for a tour of the progress underway at the new fairgrounds at Harvest Ridge.
Kerry Taylor, president of the fair board (middle) receives a resolution from Senator Larry Obhof (second from right) and Jay Hottinger (right), joined by State Representatives Dave Hall (left) and Al Landis.
Kerry Taylor, president of the fair board (middle) receives a resolution from Senator Larry Obhof (second from right) and Jay Hottinger (right), joined by State Representatives Dave Hall (left) and Al Landis.
 L to R: Senate Majority Whip-elect Gayle Manning, Senate President Pro Tempore-elect Bob Peterson, Senate President-elect Larry Obhof and Senate Majority Floor Leader-elect Randy Gardner.
L to R: Senate Majority Whip-elect Gayle Manning, Senate President Pro Tempore-elect Bob Peterson, Senate President-elect Larry Obhof and Senate Majority Floor Leader-elect Randy Gardner.
 Senator Obhof, joined by his family, takes the oath of office as President of the Ohio Senate for the 132nd General Assembly during opening ceremonies at the Ohio Statehouse.
Senator Obhof, joined by his family, takes the oath of office as President of the Ohio Senate for the 132nd General Assembly during opening ceremonies at the Ohio Statehouse.
Senator Obhof presents Major Chad M. McGinty of Bellville with a Senate commendation recognizing his 27 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol
Senator Obhof presents Major Chad M. McGinty of Bellville with a Senate commendation recognizing his 27 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol
 Senator Obhof (left) presents Dick Goddard (right) with gavel used to pass Goddard's Law out of the Ohio Senate
Senator Obhof (left) presents Dick Goddard (right) with gavel used to pass Goddard's Law out of the Ohio Senate
 Senator Obhof (right) presents a resolution honoring Brady Long for earning the distinction as the nation's best grocery bagger. They are joined by Kristin Mullins, president of the Ohio Grocers Association (second from left) and Brady's brother, Andrew Long (left).
Senator Obhof (right) presents a resolution honoring Brady Long for earning the distinction as the nation's best grocery bagger. They are joined by Kristin Mullins, president of the Ohio Grocers Association (second from left) and Brady's brother, Andrew Long (left).
COLUMBUS¿State Senator Larry Obhof celebrates the grand opening of MedinaMade, a one-of-a-kind gift shop featuring products made by local artisans.
COLUMBUS¿State Senator Larry Obhof celebrates the grand opening of MedinaMade, a one-of-a-kind gift shop featuring products made by local artisans.
 Senate President Larry Obhof joins a group of Ohio lawmakers for the ceremonial signing of legislation helping families impacted by autism.
Senate President Larry Obhof joins a group of Ohio lawmakers for the ceremonial signing of legislation helping families impacted by autism.
 Senator Obhof presents Village of Plymouth Mayor Tim Redden with a resolution honoring the community's 200th Anniversary.
Senator Obhof presents Village of Plymouth Mayor Tim Redden with a resolution honoring the community's 200th Anniversary.
Senator Obhof presents a resolution honoring the Wadsworth High School girls basketball team on their Division I state championship 
Senator Obhof presents a resolution honoring the Wadsworth High School girls basketball team on their Division I state championship 
 Senator Obhof receives the SAR award.
Senator Obhof receives the SAR award.
 Senator Larry Obhof, recipient of the "PCSAO Legislator of the Year" award, is pictured with Judy Beckett, recipient of the "PCSAO Outstanding Child Protection Staff Support of the Year" award.
Senator Larry Obhof, recipient of the "PCSAO Legislator of the Year" award, is pictured with Judy Beckett, recipient of the "PCSAO Outstanding Child Protection Staff Support of the Year" award.
Senators Larry Obhof and Jay Hottinger present Richard Guggisberg and his daughter Ursula Guggisberg with a resolution honoring Guggisberg Cheese for winning the 2015 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.
Senators Larry Obhof and Jay Hottinger present Richard Guggisberg and his daughter Ursula Guggisberg with a resolution honoring Guggisberg Cheese for winning the 2015 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.
 Senator Obhof delivers testimony before the Senate Civil Justice Committee about the importance of eliminating ambiguities in the Ohio Revised Code section which defines responsibilities of corporate officers.
Senator Obhof delivers testimony before the Senate Civil Justice Committee about the importance of eliminating ambiguities in the Ohio Revised Code section which defines responsibilities of corporate officers.
 
Senator Obhof stands with Mayor Glen Stewart of Ashland after presenting a resolution honoring the city's 200th Anniversary at the bicentennial celebration held in historic downtown Ashland.
Senator Obhof stands with Mayor Glen Stewart of Ashland after presenting a resolution honoring the city's 200th Anniversary at the bicentennial celebration held in historic downtown Ashland.
 Senator Obhof testifies in support of his legislation that would update Ohio's tax code and save taxpayers millions of dollars.
Senator Obhof testifies in support of his legislation that would update Ohio's tax code and save taxpayers millions of dollars.
 Senator Obhof debates legislation during a voting session of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Obhof debates legislation during a voting session of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Obhof listens to debate during Senate session.
Senator Obhof listens to debate during Senate session.
 Senator Obhof watches as members of the Ashland High School SMART Circle perform in Columbus.
Senator Obhof watches as members of the Ashland High School SMART Circle perform in Columbus.
 Senator Obhof asks a question during a hearing on the redistricting process.
Senator Obhof asks a question during a hearing on the redistricting process.
 

Larry Obhof serves as President of the Ohio Senate for the 132nd General Assembly.  As the presiding officer of the 33-member Senate, Obhof is responsible for leading the Senate's Majority Caucus as it sets the policy agenda for the two-year legislative cycle.  He is also responsible for the formal organization of the chamber, including recognizing members in debate, preserving order and decorum, calling for votes and signing all acts.

 
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Senator Obhof Serves In the Following Committees :

Rules and Reference
 

07.18.17 - Judy's Law Strengthens Penalties Against Violent Offenders

 

“Judy's tragic story highlighted a particularly heinous type of crime, which leads to permanent disfigurement or even death,” said President Obhof, who co-sponsored the bill. “No one should have to suffer through what she experienced over the past two years. This new law will ensure that prison sentences more accurately reflect the severity and cruelty of these types of attacks.” 

 
 

07.18.17 - Helping Families Save On Back-to-School Shopping: Ohio Sales Tax Holiday Set For August 4-6

 

Back-to-school shopping can be tough on families, as you try to stretch every dollar as far as it can go. Clothing, books, pens, notepads… it all really starts to add up. In the Ohio Senate, we know that Ohio’s families could use some help, and we are committed easing the burdens that government adds to the mix. That is why, for the third year in a row, the General Assembly has passed the Ohio Sales Tax Holiday to assist parents during the back-to-school shopping season.

 
 

07.11.17 - Obhof Honors Westminster Dog Champion Trainer From Wadsworth

 

"I'm impressed by Emily's hard work and determination which led to this championship," said Obhof.

 
 

07.11.17 - Obhof Honors Richland County Children's Museum And High School Track And Field Champions

 

"These young athletes have worked hard and made their schools and community proud," said Obhof. "It's a pleasure to recognize their accomplishments here at the Statehouse."

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 22

 
Counties: Ashland, Holmes (part), Medina, Richland
 
 

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Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-7505
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Background

 
Hometown : Medina
Party : Republican