Senator Troy Balderson is currently serving his second General Assembly in the Ohio Senate, representing the 20th District, which encompasses all of Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan, and Muskingum Counties, as well as portions of Athens and Pickaway Counties. He is currently the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources.
Tapping his vast knowledge on energy issues, Senator Balderson has been appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources. With the great influx of attention being paid to Ohio’s energy industry, Senator Balderson oversees policy initiatives for one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy.
In addition to his committee leadership responsibilities, Senator Balderson serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. Bringing more than $105 billion of investment into our state every year and employing one in seven Ohioans, agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry. He also serves as a member of the Senate Education, Public Utilities, Transportation, and Workforce & Economic Development Committees.
Prior to joining the Ohio Senate, Balderson served in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he was named to the powerful House Finance Committee and also presided as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Through these positions, he has played an important role in developing policies that encourage job creation while putting Ohio back on a path to fiscal stability without raising taxes.
Born and raised in southeastern Ohio, Senator Balderson graduated from Zanesville High School in 1980 and attended both Muskingum College and The Ohio State University.
As part of his effort to best serve the district, Senator Balderson stays very active in the community including being a member of the Genesis Health Care Advisory Board, the Cattleman’s Association, the Muskingum County Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association. He is also a member of the Fairfield County, Muskingum County, and Pickerington Chambers of Commerce, the Muskingum County Business Incubator Board and the Ohio Township Association and was the co-founder of Appalachia Outdoor Adventures. He sits as the vice-chairman of the Ohio Sportsman’s Caucus and is privileged to serve as an elder at the First Christian Church.