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 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 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
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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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.

05.21.15 - Hughes Introduces Legislation To Provide Free State ID Cards To Senior Citizens

 

"There's no good reason that our senior citizens should have to constantly renew their state ID cards," said Hughes. "Eliminating the hassle is the least we can do for the men and women who have contributed so much to our state throughout their lives."

 
 

05.21.15 - Family Of Fallen Grove City Soldier Receives Ohio Military Medal Of Distinction

 


"Today we honor a true hero in our community," said Hughes. "We present this medal to the family of Joey Riley to remember the sacrifice that he made to keep our country safe and free."

 
 

05.12.15 - Hughes Participates In 3rd Annual Advocacy Day To End Sexual Violence

 

"The victims of these heinous crimes are still waiting for justice, and the state must expend every effort to deliver it to them," said Hughes. "In my previous service as a former assistant county and city prosecutor and bailiff, I have witnessed firsthand the trauma and difficulty that victims of rape and sexual battery face."

 
 

05.11.15 - Hughes Introduces Bill To Eliminate Unfair Competition For Ohio Hotels

 

"This legislation levels the playing field by holding OTCs accountable for paying their fair share of taxes in the same manner Ohio-based companies must pay theirs," said Hughes. "It simply closes a loophole so that Ohio-based hotels don't face unfair competition."

 
 
 
 
 

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