Larry Obhof (left) is administered the oath of office for the 22nd Ohio Senate District by Judge Alice Batchelder (right). Standing next to Obhof is his wife, Nicole.
Columbus - 
Larry Obhof (R- Montville Township) was today appointed to the 22nd Ohio Senate District seat, replacing former Senator Bob Gibbs, who was elected to Congress last year. The 22nd Ohio Senate District encompasses Medina, Holmes and Wayne counties and the northern and eastern portions of Ashland County. Obhof will serve through 2012. "Joining this esteemed body is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to working on the issues that are of concern to my constituents, such as job creation and economic development," Obhof said. "We face a number of challenges in the weeks and months ahead, but I am confident that if we work together we can achieve great things for Ohio." For the 129th General Assembly, Senator Obhof has been named vice-chairman of the JudiciaryCriminal Justice Committee, which reviews legislation pertaining to Ohio's criminal code. He will also serve as a member of the Education Committee, the Financial Institutions Committee and the Judiciary - Civil Justice Committee. In addition to his Senate duties, Obhof works at a Cleveland-area law firm and has spent much of his career focusing on public policy issues such as education, property rights and health care. This includes working on the lawsuit brought by 26 states and the National Federation of Independent Business, in which a federal judge in Florida recently ruled that the federal healthcare law is unconstitutional. Obhof is also an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses on legislation. He received his bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from Yale Law School. Obhof resides in Montville Township with his wife Nicole. They have two daughters.
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