Senator Frank LaRose is currently serving his first term in the Ohio Senate representing portions of Summit County. A decorated Army veteran, LaRose brings real-world experience, energy and passion to the Ohio General Assembly. As a member of the legislature, LaRose believes it’s important to be good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars in order to lessen the financial burden on Ohio’s families.
For the 130th General Assembly, LaRose was named chair of the Public Safety, Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee, and vice-chair of the Public Utilities Committee. He is currently a member of the Transportation Committee, the State Government Oversight and Reform Committee, the Finance Committee, the Criminal Justice Committee, and the Agriculture Committee. In addition, LaRose serves as vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, which is comprised of members of both the Senate and House and is responsible for reviewing administrative rules proposed by state agencies, departments, boards and commissions.
Senator LaRose developed his strong work ethic and sense of responsibility at a young age while working on a small family-owned farm in northeastern Ohio. Following his graduation from Copley High School, he fulfilled his life-long dream by enlisting in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne and eventually serving in the U.S. Special Forces as a Green Beret. During his decade in uniform, in which he was stationed throughout the globe, Senator LaRose received numerous commendations and honors, including the Bronze Star.
LaRose continues to give back to his community since leaving the Army. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Summit County Historical Society and is the Jr. Vice Commander of the Fairlawn VFW. An Eagle Scout himself, he is also a member of the executive board for the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Senator LaRose graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in consumer affairs and business. He and his wife, Lauren, live in Copley Township with their two daughters.