Senator Steve Wilson - Senate District 7

03.13.18 - Wilson Encourages Area Residents To Recognize Ohio's Heroes On Vietnam Veterans Day


COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) is calling on residents to take a moment to recognize the lifelong achievements of veterans in our community by submitting nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. In Ohio, March 30 is recognized as Vietnam Veterans Day in honor of all those who served in the Vietnam War. Over 3,000 Ohioans were killed during this conflict, whose names are listed here.


02.27.18 - Wilson Announces State's Capital Bill To Make $2.6 Billion Investment In Local Communities


COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) this week announced the introduction of the state's Capital Budget, a $2.6 billion investment in Ohio's infrastructure and local community projects. 


02.23.18 - Wilson Introduces Legislation To Allow Online Notarization For The First Time In Ohio


COLUMBUS—State Senators Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) and Matt Huffman (R-Lima) this week introduced the "Notary Public Modernization Act" which will take a number of steps to update and enhance the notary public system in Ohio. For the first time, Ohioans will be able to get their documents notarized by connecting with a commissioned Ohio notary online, rather than face-to-face, utilizing live audio-video communications technology.


02.13.18 - Wilson Invites Young Professionals To Apply For The 2019 Legislative Fellowship Program


“The Fellowship Program has a proven record of accepting motivated young professionals who are passionate about public service," said Senator Wilson. "I encourage anyone who wants to learn more about potential career paths in state government to consider applying for this prestigious program.”


02.05.18 - Wilson Announces Approval Of State Funds To Improve Trail Network In Warren County


"As I encourage Ohioans to enjoy the beautiful and scenic trails in our communities, I never forget that safety is of paramount importance," said Wilson. "This investment in the upkeep of the Little Miami State Park ensures Ohioans have a safe place to explore, exercise and spend quality time outdoors with their family."


01.17.18 - Wilson Applauds Senate Passage Of Bill Protecting The Dignity Of Life For Aborted Fetal Remains


“Ohio cannot continue to overlook the utter disregard for the unborn that is demonstrated when babies are cast aside in the manner we have seen,” said Senator Wilson. 


11.15.17 - PHOTO RELEASE: Wilson Joins Local Community At Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony


"It was an honor to be surrounded by fellow veterans and members of our community to dedicate this beautiful memorial," said Senator Wilson.


11.09.17 - COLUMN: A Day To Honor The Service And Sacrifice Of Our Veterans


Some of my fondest childhood memories are of listening to the stories of my father and grandfather’s military service. In fact, it was these stories that instilled in me a desire to serve and largely inspired me to follow in their footsteps and join the Navy in 1972, the first step on my path to public service.


10.18.17 - Senate Approves Bill Strengthening Insurance Standards To Protect Ohio Travelers


COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) today announced the unanimous Senate passage of his legislation, which would adopt nationally recognized industry standards for those selling travel insurance in Ohio.


10.04.17 - Wilson Announces Small Business Grant Aimed At Expanding Opportunities For Ohioans


"We remain focused on improving the small business climate here in Ohio," said Senator Wilson. "This grant will provide support to the entrepreneurs who create jobs and generate opportunities for Ohioans in international markets and exports." 


09.27.17 - PHOTO: Wilson Honors Springboro High School JROTC Drill On State And National Championship Victories


"It is a great pleasure to recognize the Springboro High School Air Force Junior ROTC Panther Drill Team as national champions,” said Senator Wilson.


09.20.17 - Ohio Senate Unanimously Approves Bill Giving County Treasurers Greater Flexibility And Authority To Invest


"Eliminating burdensome restrictions would help counties strengthen their portfolios and allow them to adjust their investment choices, which has the potential to increase yields and reduce the need for raising taxes," said Senator Wilson. 


09.20.17 - Wilson Announces 1,000 New Jobs Coming To Southwest Ohio


"Our work in the Statehouse has been focused on making Ohio the most attractive place in the nation to make investments, start a business and establish a career,” said Senator Wilson. 


09.01.17 - COLUMN: Keeping Our Word And Delivering For Ohioans


When you say you are going to do something, you ought to do it. We expect people to keep their promises. I believe that's especially true of our elected officials. The people of Ohio expect – and deserve – representatives who keep their word.


07.20.17 - Helping Families Save On Back-to-School Shopping: Ohio Sales Tax Holiday Set For August 4-6


As a father and grandfather, I understand all too well the high cost associated with back-to-school shopping. In the Ohio Senate, we know that Ohio’s families could use some help, and we are committed to providing some relief during the expensive back-to-school season. That is why, for the third year in a row, the General Assembly has passed the Ohio Sales Tax Holiday to help families stretch their dollars a little further as they prepare to send their kids back to school.


06.21.17 - Wilson Honors Indian Hill Mock Trial Team As 2017 State Champions


"I am pleased to recognize this exceptional group of students," said Senator Wilson. "This is an extraordinary opportunity for young people to better understand our laws and the judicial system. This accomplishment is an indicator of the quality education students are receiving from the educators at Indian Hill."


06.12.17 - Wilson Announces Balanced Budget That Protects Essential Services And Reduces The Size Of Government


"The budget process has been a difficult one that has resulted in a fair and balanced budget," said State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville). "The Senate's budget proposal addresses the state’s most critical needs while continuing to emphasize fiscal responsibility, stability and sustainability.”


05.30.17 - Wilson Introduces Legislation Aimed At Preventing Fraud Against Ohio's Seniors


"Over my 40-year career in banking, I witnessed countless attempts to financially exploit seniors. As a state, we must do more to ensure that our elders receive the protections they deserve," said Wilson. 


05.26.17 - May: A Time To Remember


Every year, we look forward to the days when the winter weather gives way to the warmer temperatures of spring. May is a month that for many of us marks new beginnings— a time to celebrate graduations, Mother's Day, a time to tend to the flower beds, dust off the lawn mower and fire up the grill. 


05.26.17 - ADVISORY: Wilson To Announce Legislation Aimed At Combating Fraud Against Ohio's Seniors


Approximately 90 percent of all reported financial crimes against seniors are committed by caregivers or family members. Nationally, seniors lose an estimated $2.9 billion to fraud each year. Only 44 out of every 1,000 cases are reported to the authorities. 

Existing law presents various challenges to adequately reporting and investigating suspected cases of senior fraud. The proposed legislation seeks to address this problem by increasing public awareness and ensuring consistent education among organizations responsible for detecting such crimes. The bill would also strengthen penalties for financially exploiting Ohio's seniors.


05.17.17 - Senate Passes Legislation Helping Human Trafficking Victims Reclaim Their Lives


"Victims of these heinous crimes should not be further punished by our judicial system,” said Wilson. “Senate Bill 4 offers these individuals a clean slate as they attempt to reclaim their lives and independence.”  


04.27.17 - Wilson Applauds Top Southwest Ohio High Schools Ranked By U.S. News And World Report


"This accolade speaks to the level of commitment our educators have to academic excellence," said Senator Wilson. "These high schools are equipping students of all backgrounds, helping them to achieve higher levels of learning and I commend them for their hard work preparing our next generation for success."


04.27.17 - REMINDER: Senator Wilson Invites Anderson Township Residents To Attend District Office Hour


“It is important to keep an open dialogue with my constituents, allowing me to best represent their views in the Ohio Statehouse," said Senator Wilson. "I am committed to returning power, money and influence back from Columbus to make our communities stronger."


04.26.17 - Senate Passes Bill Preparing Ohio's Workforce To Meet The Demands Of 21st Century Economy


"I am proud of the improvements this bill makes to Ohio's workforce development system," said Wilson.


04.07.17 - Protecting Ohio's Seniors From Financial Fraud


The integrity and goodness of a person is determined by how he or she treats the most vulnerable members of society. Our resolve to protect them and advocate on their behalf is just as important.


03.22.17 - Wilson Announces Senate Passage Of $7.8 Billion Investment In Ohio's Job-Sustaining Highway System


"I am proud of the provisions the Senate added to this budget," said State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville). "Directing more money for local infrastructure projects will allow for overdue construction and maintenance repairs of Ohio's transportation system." 


03.17.17 - Senate Passes Legislation Helping To Protect Safe Drinking Water


"Ohioans rely on safe drinking water for themselves and for their families," said Wilson. "This legislation takes further steps to protect one of our most precious natural resources."


03.15.17 - Senator Wilson Invites Warren County Residents To Attend District Office Hours


“It is important to keep an open dialogue with my constituents, allowing me to best represent their views in the Ohio Statehouse," said Senator Wilson. "I am committed to returning power, money and influence back from Columbus to make our communities stronger."


03.08.17 - Wilson Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation Eliminating Unnecessary Primary Elections


"This legislation is about more than eliminating unnecessary elections, it's about the responsible stewardship of Ohio taxpayers' money," said Wilson. "We owe it to Ohioans to ensure that public resources are used in the most efficient manner possible."


03.08.17 - Wilson Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation Protecting Victims Of Domestic Violence


"This legislation strengthens protections for victims of domestic violence, preventing offenders from using technicalities to evade and violate protection orders," said Senator Wilson, who co-sponsored the bill in the Senate. 


02.14.17 - Wilson To Serve On The Ohio Retirement Study Council


"I look forward to serving on the Ohio Retirement Study Council to ensure that the dollars invested by Ohio's public employees are managed in the most effective manner possible and that our retirement systems are viable for future retirees and their families," said Wilson. 


02.08.17 - Senator Wilson Appointed To Ohio Advisory Council For Aging


“I am looking forward to working with the council to enhance the quality of life for Ohio's seniors, their families and caregivers,” said Wilson. “Having served on various similar boards at the community-level, I understand the importance of promoting choice, independence and dignity for our aging population.”


02.07.17 - Wilson Announces 2018 Legislative Fellowship Program


"It is essential for the future of our state to mentor, learn from and include the next generation in the decisions of today." said Wilson "The LSC Fellowship provides a great opportunity for recent graduates to learn more about the legislative process and state government, and help to construct great public policy on behalf of the people of Ohio."


02.02.17 - Southwest Ohio Lawmakers Support Local Efforts To Tackle Heroin Crisis In Cincinnati


"In order to see real progress in the fight against heroin addiction, we must redouble our support for law enforcement," said Senator Steve Wilson. "This means adequately equipping those combating the problem so that we can save more Ohioans from this devastating epidemic."




01.25.17 - Wilson Takes Oath To Fill 7th District Vacancy


“I’m grateful for the trust and opportunity given to me by my new colleagues," said Wilson. "I will do everything I can to return power and influence to the people of Warren and Hamilton counties and to fight for a job-creating environment for all Ohioans."