State Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) is serving his first term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 32nd District which encompasses Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties and portions of Geauga County.  Senator O’Brien previously served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives beginning in 2010.

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Senator O'Brien Serves In the Following Committees :

AgricultureEnergy and Natural ResourcesJudiciaryPublic UtilitiesWays and Means

04.25.17 - Senator O'Brien Responds To Proposed Ohio House Budget Changes


COLUMBUS - Today, State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded to the version of the state biennial budget bill, House Bill (HB) 49, that was proposed by the Ohio House of Representatives.  Among other things, this version of the budget set to be voted on by the House cuts “all-funds spending” by roughly $2.5 billion for fiscal years 2018-2019, adds additional funding to the governor’s proposed budget for fighting the opioid epidemic in Ohio, and provides more funding for K-12 education.


04.18.17 - Sen. O'Brien Lauds PUCO Approval Of Natural Gas Settlement


Columbus- State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded today to a deal reached between the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the soon-to-be defunct gas provider, Ohio Rural Natural Gas (ORNG).  Under the settlement, northeastern Ohio natural gas customers who were previously told they would be forced to pay to switch to a different provider will be allowed to keep their current service with no additional charge or gap in service.


04.12.17 - Trumbull County Highway, Bridge To Memorialize Ohioans Killed In Vietnam


Columbus- State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced today that his amendments to the General Assembly’s recently signed biennial transportation budget bill, House Bill (HB) 26, will re-name a highway and bridge after two Trumbull County citizens killed during the Vietnam War.  Once the bill is enacted, the bridge spanning Meander Creek in Niles along state route (SR) 46 will be known as the “Sgt. Bruce R. Jones Memorial Bridge”, while SR 7 in Trumbull County between SR 82 and SR 62 will be known as the “Virginia E. ‘Ginny’ Kirsch Memorial Highway.” 


04.11.17 - State Board Releases Funds For Additional DODD Community Assistance Projects


COLUMBUS - State Senator Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) announced today the release of funds by the state Controlling Board to be used to purchase a new community home in Trumbull County.  Released at the request of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), capital appropriations totaling $568,626 will be released, with $225,000 of that money going to purchase a community home at a location in Trumbull County that has yet to be determined.


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SR 94     

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Senate District 32

Counties: Ashtabula, Geauga (part), Trumbull

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
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Hometown : Bazetta
Party : Democrat