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 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
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 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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04.22.15 - Ohio Senate Honors OSU Wrestling Team For Championship Win

 

"The Buckeyes' decisive win is a testament to the phenomenal leadership of Coach Tom Ryan and the resilience of the team," said State Senator Jim Hughes. "Our community is proud to watch the team make wrestling history." 

 
 

04.22.15 - Ohio Senate Designates Memorial Highway To Honor Former Columbus Mayor

 

"Mayor Rinehart's contributions to the people of Columbus are tremendous," said Hughes. "Under his leadership, the construction of I-670 laid the groundwork for an era of incredible expansion and growth in our community.

 
 

04.22.15 - Senator Jim Hughes Recognizes Jackson Township Bicentennial

 

“Townships are a fundamental element of our local governments," Hughes said. "I congratulate all who work and reside in Jackson Township and wish for continued success and growth."

 
 

04.15.15 - Hughes Introduces Measure To Crack Down On Distracted Driving

 

Hughes said,"My goal is to encourage Ohio drivers to be cautious when driving and to think of their safety before anything else. No text message or phone call is worth losing your life or harming someone else."

 
 
 
 
 

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