Senator Oelslager (left) takes the oath of office as his wife, Elsie, holds the Bible. Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor (right) also administered the oath to Senators Frank LaRose (3rd from right) and Jay Hottinger (2nd from right).

COLUMBUS—State Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton) was recently sworn in as a member of the Ohio Senate during opening day ceremonies at the Statehouse, which also marked the beginning of the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. 

“On January 3, I had the great pleasure of being sworn in as State Senator, alongside my wife Elsie, and colleagues Frank LaRose and Jay Hottinger, by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor," said Oelslager. "I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Stark County throughout the 132nd General Assembly.”

President Larry Obhof recently reappointed Oelslager as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the panel responsible for managing Ohio’s biennial state operating budget.

Senator Oelslager brings more than 30 years of legislative experience to the Ohio Senate as he works to promote economic development and job creation on behalf of the people of Ohio. He represents the 29th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses most of Stark County.
Senator Oelslager became a member of the Ohio Senate in 1985 and went on to serve four terms on behalf of the people of Stark County. In 2002, he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives.  He returned to the Ohio Senate in 2011, where he is currently serving his final term. 
Senator Oelslager received his bachelor’s degree from Mount Union College and earned his law degree from Capital University Law School.  He and his wife Elsie live in North Canton.

Featured Posts

Oelslager Announces Meeting Schedule For Tax Expenditure Review Committee


COLUMBUS—State Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton), Chair of the Joint House and Senate Tax Expenditure Review Committee, today announced a meeting of the committee has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in the Senate Finance Hearing Room.


COLUMN: A Healthy Business Environment In Our State Means Opportunities For Ohioans


One of my priorities as your State Senator is to foster an environment in which our business communities can thrive, from the world headquarters of major companies to our local small businesses which are the backbone of Ohio’s economy. These job creators provide opportunities for Ohioans across the state.


COLUMN: Improving Ohio's Criminal Justice System, "Save The Crew" And Addressing Shared Priorities


Last week was the busiest yet in Columbus with a number of bills moving through committees and onto the Senate and House floors for votes. Not only did we celebrate March 1 as Ohio’s Statehood Day, recognizing the day in 1803 when the Ohio General Assembly met for the first time, but legislators were also visited by a number of statewide advocacy groups that championed their great causes. I am excited to share some of the effective legislation my colleagues and I were able to pass as we continue to serve our Ohio citizens.


COLUMN: Protecting Victims Of Dating Violence, Neurofibromatosis Awareness And Serving Ohioans


My colleagues in the Ohio Senate and I are working hard to protect victims of dating violence and ensure that our citizens have access to domestic violence shelters to receive the care they need. Last week, I was proud to co-sponsor House Bill 1, sponsored by State Representatives Nathan Manning (R – North Ridgeville) and Emilia Sykes (D – Akron). This legislation expands Ohio law, authorizing courts to issue domestic violence protection orders to protect victims of dating violence in current or former dating relationships. Passed unanimously by members of the Ohio Senate, House Bill 1 also expands resources to provide greater access to domestic violence shelters for victims.