COLUMBUS — State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) on Monday was sworn in for a second term as President Pro Tempore of the Ohio Senate during opening day ceremonies at the Ohio Statehouse. The ceremony marked the beginning of the 133rd General Assembly.
“It is an honor to once again be trusted by my colleagues to fill this leadership role, and I am eager to begin working with the new members of our Senate family on issues that are important to them and their constituents,” said Peterson. “I look forward to working over the next two years to maintain Ohio’s balanced budget, reduce barriers to economic development, and continue to build on the many successes we had in the 132nd General Assembly.”
Peterson represents the 17th Senate District, which encompasses all or part of Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Vinton counties. He is an 8th-generation farmer who still farms part-time with his family in Fayette County.
Other members of the Ohio Senate Majority Caucus leadership team who were sworn in during Monday’s special ceremonies include: Senator Larry Obhof (R-Medina) reelected as Senate President; Senator Randy Gardner (R-Bowling Green) reelected as Majority Floor Leader; and Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) newly elected as Majority Whip.