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Welcome to the Office of Government Affairs at The Ohio State University. We are a multipurpose office based in Columbus, Ohio, with an office in Washington, D.C. The office supports the university in advocacy, policy, and stakeholder engagement.

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We connect our campus leaders, students, and faculty to the government and community.

The Office of Government Affairs serves as the liaison between the university and all levels of government: federal, state, and local. We strive to advance the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service, thereby enhancing educational opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff as well as the citizens of Ohio. We are committed to developing strong partnerships between our public officials and the university in order to build a better university and a more prosperous Ohio.

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Our alumni in government.

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greg homan

Greg Homan

Mercer County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Animal, Dairy & Poultry Science (1995), Master, Human & Community Res Dev (2000); Doctor of Philosophy, Human & Community Res Dev (2004)

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steve stolte

Steve Stolte

Union County Commissioner

Bachelor, Civil Engineering (1969)

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jack evans

Jack Evans

Miami County Commissioner (President)

Bachelor of Science, Marketing (1971)

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cornell robertson

Cornell Robertson

Franklin County Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1992)

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jay wippel

Jay Wippel

Pickaway County Commissioner

Bachelor of Arts, Agricultural Economics (1990)

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tim bechtol

Tim Bechtol

Hancock County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Architecture (1992)

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ron obrien

Ron O'Brien

Franklin County Prosecutor

Juris Doctorate (1974)

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melanie flax wilt

Melanie Flax Wilt

Clark County Commissioner

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences (1999)

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jeff rupp

Jeff Rupp

Fulton County Commissioner (President)

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robert guillozet

Robert Guillozet

Shelby County Commissioner (President)

Bachelor of Arts, Personalized Study Program (2006)

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kathleen clyde

Kathleen Clyde

Portage County Commissioner

Juris Doctor (2008)

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megan kilgore

Megan Kilgore

Columbus City Auditor

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2004)

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david smith

David Smith, D.D.S.

Gallia County Commissioner

Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dentistry (1983)

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tina skeldon wozniak

Tina Skeldon Wozniak

Lucas County Commissioner (President)

Master, Social Work (1985)

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john bayliss

John Bayliss

Logan County Commissioner (Vice President)

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science (1972)

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vincent schroeder

Vincent Schroeder

Putnam County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Agronomy (1969), Master of Science, Agricultural Education (1975)

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thad lichtensteiger

Thad Lichtensteiger

Van Wert County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science (1983)

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christiane schmenk

Christiane Schmenk

Union County Commissioner

Juris Doctor (1984)

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zach klein

Zach Klein

Columbus City Attorney

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2001)

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holly stacy

Holly Stacy

Seneca County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Communications (1986)

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rick black

Rick Black

Licking County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics (1976)

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tony anderson

Tony Anderson

Fayette County Commissioner (President)

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science (1975)

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michael stinziano

Michael Stinziano

Franklin County Auditor

Juris Doctor (2007)

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william clinger

William Clinger

Wyandot County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Economics (1980), Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics (1984)

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brian stewart

Brian Stewart

Pickaway County Commissioner (President)

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2007), Juris Doctor (2011)

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cory noonan

Cory Noonan

Allen County Commissioner

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences (1999)

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ron hood

Ron Hood

State Representative

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1991)

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frank larose

Frank LaRose

Secretary of State

Bachelor of Science in Family Resource Management (2007)

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susan manchester

Susan Manchester

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2010), Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2010)

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beth liston

Beth Liston

State Representative

Doctor of Medicine (2002), Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology (2002)

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casey weinstein

Casey Weinstein

State Representative

Masters in Business (2007)

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david leland

David Leland

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in History (1975)

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gary scherer

Gary Scherer

State Representative

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (1976)

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hearcel craig

Hearcel Craig

State Senator

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences (1995)

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bob peterson

Bob Peterson

State Senator

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science (1983)

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richard brown

Richard Brown

State Representative

Juris Doctorate (1981)

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jon cross

Jon Cross

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences (2002)

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kris jordan

Kris Jordan

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1999)

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fred strahorn

Fred Strahorn

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Aviation (1989)

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mary lightbody

Mary Lightbody

State Representative

Masters in Teaching and Learning (1992), Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning (2004)

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keith faber

Keith Faber

Auditor of State

Juris Doctorate (1991)

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laura lanese

Laura Lanese

State Representative

Juris Doctorate (1995)

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dave yost

Dave Yost

Attorney General

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (1984)

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craig riedel

Craig Riedel

State Representative

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1988)

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adam miller

Adam Miller

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in English (1988)

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andrew brenner

Andrew Brenner

State Senator

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1993)

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robert mccolley

Robert McColley

State Senator

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2007)

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nino vitale

Nino Vitale

State Representative

Masters in Business Administration (1993)

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niraj antani

Niraj Antani

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2013)

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Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

U.S. Senator

Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (1981), Master of Arts in Education (1979)

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alan lowenthal

Alan Lowenthal

U.S. Representative

Ph.D. in Psychology (1967), Master in Psychology (1965)

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bob gibbs

Bob Gibbs

U.S. Representative

Associate of Applied Science (1974)

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marcia fudge

Marcia Fudge

U.S. Representative

Bachelor of Science in Business (1975)

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jim jordan

Jim Jordan

U.S. Representative

Master of Arts in Education (1991)

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thomas carper

Thomas Carper

U.S. Senator

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1968)

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alma adams portrait

Alma Adams

U.S. Representative

Ph.D. in Arts Education (1981)

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steve stivers

Steve Stivers

U.S. Representative

Master of Business Administration (1996), Bachelor of Science in International Studies (1989)

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anthony gonzales

Anthony Gonzalez

U.S. Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (2006)

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harley rouda

Harley Rouda

U.S. Representative

Master of Business Administration

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