Senator Gardner at Lake Erie.
Senator Gardner at Lake Erie.
 
 
 

Senator Randy Gardner is serving his first consecutive term in the Ohio Senate, having previously served in the Chamber from 2001 through 2008. He also served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1985 to 2000, and again from 2008 through 2012.

 
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12.16.13 - Senate Bill 229 Improves Ohio's Teacher Evaluation System

 

Ohio’s intensive teacher evaluation system just started this school year, so at first it seemed that Senate Bill 229, which offers a different way of evaluating teachers, would be a recipe for confusion. The bill recently rolled through the Senate and it's now awaiting action in the Ohio House.

But it’s clear the bill gives school districts more options on how to do teacher evaluations. That ought to make it easier for districts to comply. The House should pass this bill.

 
 

12.13.13 - Senators Form Lake Erie Caucus To Focus On Environmental, Economic Issues Involving Ohio's North Shore

 

Two state senators announced Thursday they are forming a Lake Erie Caucus to help focus attention on issues involving Ohio’s north shore.

“Lake Erie is one of Ohio’s truly great natural assets,” Sen. Randy Gardner, a Republican from Bowling Green, said in a statement. “We just believe the lake and all it means to Ohio needs even more focus. As state legislators, we have an obligation to provide that focus and leadership.”

 
 

12.09.13 - As School Districts Attempt To Implement Mandated Teacher Evaluations, Legislature Toys With Changes

 

After four years of preparing for a massive overhaul of how Ohio teachers are evaluated, paid and fired, the state legislature is in the process of making another change.

A bill unanimously passed by the Senate last week on its way to the House, proposes flexibility to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), a process of placing teachers into four performance categories by using student test scores and principal observations.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 2

 
Counties: Erie, Fulton (part), Lucas (part), Ottawa, Wood
 

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8060
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Background

 
Hometown : Bowling Green
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another four-year term