Ohio Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today appointed Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State and Local Government.

The committee is primarily charged with improving laws impacting both local municipalities as well as the operations of state government.

"I look forward to working with my colleagues as we continue efforts to make government more efficient while enhancing services for Ohioans," said Uecker. "I am deeply honored to have been chosen to lead this distinguished committee." 

In addition to the Standing Committee on State and Local Government, Senator Uecker was named to the Senate Medicaid Committee, which is charged with reviewing legislation that works to improve health outcomes, eliminate inefficiencies, and reduce the growing cost of the state's Medicaid program.

Senator Uecker will continue serving as Chair of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, Broadband and Technology Caucus and the Ohio Senate Sportsmen's Caucus and as a member of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. Senator Uecker is also a member of the Senate Committees on Agriculture, Criminal Justice, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Utilities, and the Standing Committee on Transportation, Commerce and Labor.

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“Whether you own a small business or are simply dealing with over regulation as an individual, we can all agree that strengthening efficiency and transparency will be a positive thing for the state's rulemaking process,” said Uecker.


Uecker Introduces Bill Supporting Rights Of Ohioans To Defend Themselves And Their Families


"The sad reality is that in cases of self-defense, law-abiding Ohioans are guilty until proven innocent," said Uecker. "Only compounding the anxieties of such a life-or-death situation is the obligation to prove your own innocence if, God-forbid, you are forced to use a firearm to defend yourself or your family."


Uecker Appointed To Foundation For Promoting Job Creation In Southern Ohio Farming Communities


"I'm honored to join this distinguished group of community leaders as we promote opportunities that help spur job creation here in southern Ohio," said Uecker. "Programs supported by the foundation also play an important role in improving quality of life for families across the region."


Senate-Passed Transportation Budget Invests $7.8 Billion For Improving Local Roads And Bridges


"This budget takes steps to address the infrastructure concerns of our local communities, with an additional $48 million for county and municipal road improvements," said State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township). "Investments in Ohio's robust transportation system support easier access for companies to reach new markets for their goods and services."