Senator Gardner at Lake Erie.
Senator Gardner at Lake Erie.
 Senator Gardner explains why the Senate budget plan is important for Ohio's student and their families.
Senator Gardner explains why the Senate budget plan is important for Ohio's student and their families.

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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Senators Randy Gardner & Bob Peterson discuss Senate Bill 1, which continues the state's effort to fight toxic algae in Ohio's waterways and ensure clean drinking water for Ohioans. This initiative helps the state more effectively monitor and respond to water quality issues.

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.”


Senate District 2

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

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