Senator Hughes visits with former NFL Linebacker Chris Spielman after Spielman testified before a meeting of the Cancer Caucus, which Hughes Chairs.
Senator Hughes visits with former NFL Linebacker Chris Spielman after Spielman testified before a meeting of the Cancer Caucus, which Hughes Chairs.
 Senator Hughes looks on as the Governor signs his legislation to increase standards for high-volume dog breeders into law.
Senator Hughes looks on as the Governor signs his legislation to increase standards for high-volume dog breeders into law.
 Surrounded by friends and family, Senator Jim Hughes takes the oath of office.
Surrounded by friends and family, Senator Jim Hughes takes the oath of office.
Senator Hughes poses with students from Willard Grizzell Middle School, who worked with him on legislation that would designate the bullfrog the state frog of Ohio.
Senator Hughes poses with students from Willard Grizzell Middle School, who worked with him on legislation that would designate the bullfrog the state frog of Ohio.
 Senator Hughes testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his legislation that would allocate the next round of funding for the state's jobs stimulus package.
Senator Hughes testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his legislation that would allocate the next round of funding for the state's jobs stimulus package.
 Senator Hughes serves coffee to patrons of Nancy's Homecooking in Clintonville.
Senator Hughes serves coffee to patrons of Nancy's Homecooking in Clintonville.
Senator Jim Hughes gives testimony on his legislation that would help facilitate an honorable burial for forgotten Ohio veterans to a Senate committee.
Senator Jim Hughes gives testimony on his legislation that would help facilitate an honorable burial for forgotten Ohio veterans to a Senate committee.
 Senator Jim Hughes urges his colleagues to support his legislation that would designate the month of May as ALS Awareness Month.
Senator Jim Hughes urges his colleagues to support his legislation that would designate the month of May as ALS Awareness Month.
 Senator Jim Hughes poses with members of the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band after recognizing them for being chosen to march in the 2010 Rose Bowl Parade.
Senator Jim Hughes poses with members of the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band after recognizing them for being chosen to march in the 2010 Rose Bowl Parade.
Senator Jim Hughes presents Bonnie Hunt from Columbus with a letter recognizing her as the 1 millionth visitor to the Statehouse Museum.
Senator Jim Hughes presents Bonnie Hunt from Columbus with a letter recognizing her as the 1 millionth visitor to the Statehouse Museum.
 Senator Hughes participates in St. Patrick's Day festivities, presenting an honorary Senate Resolution to President Francis Doyle of the Shamrock Club of Columbus.
Senator Hughes participates in St. Patrick's Day festivities, presenting an honorary Senate Resolution to President Francis Doyle of the Shamrock Club of Columbus.
 Senator Jim Hughes speaks at a press conference about legislation regarding false claims.
Senator Jim Hughes speaks at a press conference about legislation regarding false claims.
Senator Hughes speaks with Senator Gayle Manning on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Hughes speaks with Senator Gayle Manning on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
 Senator Hughes presents a resolution to Luke Fickell, former Head Football Coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Senator recognized Fickell for his leadership during the 2011 season.
Senator Hughes presents a resolution to Luke Fickell, former Head Football Coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Senator recognized Fickell for his leadership during the 2011 season.
 Senator Hughes and Senator Faber representatives from Ohio State tour the construction of a new addition to the James Cancer Hospital.
Senator Hughes and Senator Faber representatives from Ohio State tour the construction of a new addition to the James Cancer Hospital.
Senator Hughes rises to address a bill on the Senate floor.
Senator Hughes rises to address a bill on the Senate floor.
 
 

Senator Jim Hughes is serving his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 16th district, which encompasses a portion of Franklin County. He is currently the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance & Financial Institutions.  Sen. Hughes is also a member of Criminal Justice Committee, Finance Committee, Rules Committee and he is Vice Chair of the Public Safety, Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee.

 
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04.08.14 - Senate Approves "Safe Driving Awareness Month"

 
STATEHOUSE -

The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 294, sponsored by Senator Jim Hughes, which seeks to designate the month of September as “Safe Driving Awareness Month” in honor of those who have lost their lives on Ohio roads due to distracted driving.

 
 

04.02.14 - Senate Approves Hughes Bill To Strengthen Contractor Licensing, Improve Construction Safety

 
STATEHOUSE -

The Ohio Senate today passed Senate Bill 78, sponsored by State Senator Jim Hughes, which would update and strengthen Ohio’s laws that govern specialty construction contractors. The bill aims to implement more productive standards of oversight and to provide for the safety of all Ohioans by ensuring construction contractors are capable of completing their work in a secure manner.

 
 

04.01.14 - Hughes To Give Legislative Update To Upper Arlington Chamber Of Commerce

 
STATEHOUSE -

State Senator Jim Hughes will give a legislative update at a breakfast hosted by the Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the University Hospitality District on Monday, April 14, 2014 to talk about recent legislation and Capital Budget appropriations as they relate to Franklin County. This event is free and open to the public.

 
 

03.26.14 - Senator Hughes Joins With Maria's Message To Promote Safe Driving

 
STATEHOUSE -

Senator Jim Hughes (R–Columbus) joined with Dom Tiberi and Maria's Message to promote safe driving, specifically among Ohio's youth. Maria Tiberi tragically lost her life in 2013 in a car accident due to distracted driving. See the attached report from 10-TV News in Columbus.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 16

 
Counties: Franklin (part)
 
 

Contact Senator Hughes

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5981
Email Senator Hughes
 

Background

 
Hometown : Columbus
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2009; State Representative, 2000-2008


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term