COLUMBUS—This week, Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) appointed Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) as Chairman to the Senate Standing Committee of Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs.

"I am grateful to President Obhof for choosing me to lead this Senate standing committee as we continue our efforts to improve government efficiency, strengthen public safety and make Ohio a place that offers abundant opportunity for our military service members as they return home," said Uecker. 

In addition to chairing the Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee, Senator Uecker will serve as Vice Chair of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. He will also continue to serve as chair of the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.

A primary goal of his term in the Ohio Senate is to continue creating a jobs-friendly environment in Ohio. As a former small business owner, Senator Uecker understands how to foster an economic environment that allows businesses to grow and create increased employment opportunities.

Senator Uecker holds a B.A. in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University and an Associates Degree from the University of Cincinnati. He currently resides in Miami Township in Clermont County, where he has spent his entire life. He and his wife Patti have four children and six grandchildren.

 
 
 
  
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Uecker Introduces Bill To Reform State Agency Rulemaking Process

 

“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."