COLUMBUS — State Senator Scott Oelslager, who was named Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee yesterday by Senate President Keith Faber (R- Celina), announced the remainder of his committee assignments for the 130th General Assembly. 

Oelslager will serve on the Medicaid, Health & Human Services Committee, the Civil Justice Committee, the Commerce & Labor Committee and the Rules Committee. He was also named Vice-Chairman of the Reference Committee, which assigns bills to a standing Senate committee following their introduction. President Faber announced a restructuring of the Senate committees earlier this month in order to align them with the chamber’s legislative priorities and take advantage of the extensive knowledge and expertise of members. 

“As we work to improve our economy, get Ohioans back to work and ensure that all Ohioans have access to quality health care, our Senate committees will play a key role in helping us achieve these goals,” Oelslager said. “I look forward to drawing on my previous experience in these areas and ensure that the views of my constituents are represented as we debate legislation.”

Senator Oelslager became a member of the Ohio Senate in 1985 and went on to serve four additional 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 most recently served on the Finance and Judiciary committees and chaired the Senate Health, Human Services & Aging Committee. 

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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