Senator Hughes Recognizes Jackson Township's 200th Anniversary
Senator Hughes Recognizes Jackson Township's 200th Anniversary
 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 tours the new Cristo Rey Columbus High School after its $18 million renovation.
Senator Hughes tours the new Cristo Rey Columbus High School after its $18 million renovation.
Senator Hughes congratulates Dr. Patrick M. Lloyd, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, on the college's 125th anniversary
Senator Hughes congratulates Dr. Patrick M. Lloyd, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, on the college's 125th anniversary
 Senator Hughes joins colleagues in honoring OSU synchronized swimming champions
Senator Hughes joins colleagues in honoring OSU synchronized swimming champions
 Hughes honors the OSU Pistol team for its championship victory
Hughes honors the OSU Pistol team for its championship victory
Hughes joins colleagues in honoring OSU Women's Rowing team for winning 3rd consecutive national championship
Hughes joins colleagues in honoring OSU Women's Rowing team for winning 3rd consecutive national championship
 Hughes honors the Ohio School for the Blind for marching in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC this year.
Hughes honors the Ohio School for the Blind for marching in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC this year.
 Hughes meets with parents of fallen Grove City soldier Joey Riley
Hughes meets with parents of fallen Grove City soldier Joey Riley
Senator Hughes honors the St. Francis Desales Soccer Team on winning the State Championship Title
Senator Hughes honors the St. Francis Desales Soccer Team on winning the State Championship Title
 Hughes and Bacon honor Earle Bruce at his induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
Hughes and Bacon honor Earle Bruce at his induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
 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.
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.
 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 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 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 Financial Institutions. Senator Hughes is also a member of the Criminal Justice Committee, Finance Committee, Insurance Committee, Civil Justice Committee, Rules and Reference Committee, and the Finance Higher Ed Subcommittee.

 
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Senator Frank Larose and Senator Jim Hughes discuss passage of Senate Bill 97, which increases the mandatory prison term for offenders convicited of multiple crimes involving firearms.

06.30.15 - Senate Votes To Raise Awareness For Rett Syndrome

 

"Unfortunately, Rett Syndrome has received little funding for research compared to diseases like Cystic Fibrosis and ALS, which occur with the same frequency. My hope is that increased awareness will be accompanied by a more robust investment in research for a cure."

 
 

06.30.15 - Hughes Announces Passage Of Legislation To Improve Response Time Of Emergency Vehicles

 

"Even a few seconds can make the difference between life or death for a person an emergency vehicle is trying to reach," added Hughes. "I feel the responsibility to do everything in my power to make the public aware of the law and motivated to help our emergency vehicles pass as quickly as possible."

 
 

06.30.15 - Hughes Announces Passage Of Legislation To Prevent Identity Theft By Restricting Access To Death Certificates

 

"Grieving families should not have to deal with the added burden of identity theft," said Hughes. "There is no really good reason for any member of the public to have the unqualified authorization to access a death certificate containing personal information."

 
 

06.25.15 - Hughes Announces Senate Passage Of Bill To Crack Down On Distracted Driving

 
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"Technology keeps us in constant motion. It only takes a moment of distraction to send a text message or read an email for tragedy to strike."

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 16

 
Counties: Franklin (part)
 
 

Contact Senator Hughes

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