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OSU Office of Government Affairs

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Office of Government Affairs

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.

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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vincent schroeder

Vincent Schroeder

Putnam County Commissioner

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

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gary scherer

Gary Scherer

Pickaway County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (1976)

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tina skeldon wozniak

Tina Skeldon Wozniak

Lucas County Commissioner (President)

Master, Social Work (1985)

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holly stacy

Holly Stacy

Seneca County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Communications (1986)

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Tyack

Gary Tyack

Franklin County Prosecutor

Juris Doctorate (1974)

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zach klein

Zach Klein

Columbus City Attorney

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2001)

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tim bechtol

Tim Bechtol

Hancock County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Architecture (1992)

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jeff rupp

Jeff Rupp

Fulton County Commissioner (President)

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jay wippel

Jay Wippel

Pickaway County Commissioner

Bachelor of Arts, Agricultural Economics (1990)

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michael stinziano

Michael Stinziano

Franklin County Auditor

Juris Doctor (2007)

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thad lichtensteiger

Thad Lichtensteiger

Van Wert County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science (1983)

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megan kilgore

Megan Kilgore

Columbus City Auditor

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2004)

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christiane schmenk

Christiane Schmenk

Union County Commissioner

Juris Doctor (1984)

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rick black

Rick Black

Licking County Commissioner

Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics (1976)

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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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william clinger

William Clinger

Wyandot County Commissioner

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

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cory noonan

Cory Noonan

Allen County Commissioner

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences (1999)

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robert guillozet

Robert Guillozet

Shelby County Commissioner (President)

Bachelor of Arts, Personalized Study Program (2006)

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tony anderson

Tony Anderson

Fayette County Commissioner (President)

Bachelor of Science, Animal Science (1975)

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cornell robertson

Cornell Robertson

Franklin County Engineer

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1992)

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Bankston

Nick Bankston

Columbus City Council

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (2012)

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dave yost

Dave Yost

Attorney General

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (1984)

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State Representative Beth Lear

Beth Lear

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs 

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andrew brenner

Andrew Brenner

State Senator

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (1993)

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keith faber

Keith Faber

Auditor of State

Juris Doctorate (1991)

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beth liston

Beth Liston

State Representative

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

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adam miller

Adam Miller

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in English (1988)

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State Representative Ismael Mohamed

Ismail Mohamed

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2013), Juris Doctorate (2017)

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Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Communication, Education, and Interpretation (1997)

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bob peterson

Bob Peterson

State Senator

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science (1983)

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frank larose

Frank LaRose

Secretary of State

Bachelor of Science in Family Resource Management (2007)

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richard brown

Richard Brown

State Representative

Juris Doctorate (1981)

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Ron Ferguson

Ron Ferguson

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Communications (2008)

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casey weinstein

Casey Weinstein

State Representative

Masters in Business (2007)

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State Representative Beryl Piccolantonio

Beryl Piccolantonio

State Representative

Juris Doctorate (2006)

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jon cross

Jon Cross

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences (2002)

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State Representative Lauren McNally

Lauren McNally

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Journalism (2008)

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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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State Representative Munira Abdullahi

Munira Abdullahi

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs (2019)

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hearcel craig

Hearcel Craig

State Senator

Bachelor of Arts in Social & Behavioral Sciences (1995)

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robert mccolley

Robert McColley

State Senator

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2007)

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State Representative Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart

State Representative

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2007), Juris Doctorate (2011)

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State Senator Bill Demora

William Demora

State Senator

Bachelor of Arts (1989)

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niraj antani

Niraj Antani

State Senator

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2013)

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jim jordan

Jim Jordan

U.S. Representative

Master of Arts in Education (1991)

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Senator JD Vance

JD Vance

U.S. Senator

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy (2009)

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Mike Carey

Mike Carey

U.S. Representative

Bachelor of Arts, History (1993)

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thomas carper

Thomas Carper

U.S. Senator

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1968)

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Alma Adams

U.S. Representative

Ph.D. in Arts Education (1981)

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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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