Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) today appointed State Senator Scott Oelslager (R–North Canton) to serve a second term as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance.
The Finance Committee is the influential panel charged with reviewing and revising the state’s biennial budget proposal, which funds the state government, as well as providing funding support for primary and secondary education efforts and the state’s Medicaid program.
This will be Oelslager’s second term at the helm of the panel. With Oelslager as Chairman, the committee approved in 2013 one of the largest single-year tax cuts in Ohio’s history as well as the largest legislative investment in public education in more than 10 years.
Oelslager brings a wealth of experience to the legislature, acquired over his 30-year legislative career. Prior to serving as an elected official, Oelslager worked as an aide to former Ohio Congressman Ralph Regula and later served as director of public relations for Malone University. He was appointed to the Ohio Senate in 1985, where the people of Stark County subsequently returned him for four additional terms. In 2002, Oelslager was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives before returning to the Senate in 2010.
Chairman Oelslager will convene the committee in the coming weeks and begin work on the biennial budget proposal once it is delivered to the legislature by the Governor. 

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