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.

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