Senator Kearney introduced as Minority Leader.
Senator Kearney introduced as Minority Leader.
 Minority Leader Kearney joins Senate President Tom Niehaus at the ceremony signing the landmark pension legislation into law on September 26, 2012..
Minority Leader Kearney joins Senate President Tom Niehaus at the ceremony signing the landmark pension legislation into law on September 26, 2012..
 Senator Eric Kearney honors the Saint Ursula Academy Field Hockey team for winning the Division-1 State Championship.
Senator Eric Kearney honors the Saint Ursula Academy Field Hockey team for winning the Division-1 State Championship.
Senator Kearney discusses legislation in the Senate Judiciary - Civil Justice Committee.
Senator Kearney discusses legislation in the Senate Judiciary - Civil Justice Committee.
 Senator Kearney testifies at a Senate committee hearing.
Senator Kearney testifies at a Senate committee hearing.
 Senator Kearney speaks to students from Pleasant Ridge Montessori School.
Senator Kearney speaks to students from Pleasant Ridge Montessori School.
Senator Kearney's children help Governor Ted Strickland sign SB 106 into law.
Senator Kearney's children help Governor Ted Strickland sign SB 106 into law.
 Senator Kearney speaks on SB 194 regarding the transfer of income tax refunds directly to taxpayers' savings accounts or retirement accounts.
Senator Kearney speaks on SB 194 regarding the transfer of income tax refunds directly to taxpayers' savings accounts or retirement accounts.
 Senator Kearney congratulates the UC Bearcats football team for its record-breaking 2009 season.
Senator Kearney congratulates the UC Bearcats football team for its record-breaking 2009 season.
Senator Kearney discusses SB 194 in an interview. The bill regards the transfer of tax refunds directly into retirement savings accounts.
Senator Kearney discusses SB 194 in an interview. The bill regards the transfer of tax refunds directly into retirement savings accounts.
 In April 2010, Senator Kearney completed his fourth walk for children's health - from Cincinnati to Columbus. The walk totaled 102 miles over four days.
In April 2010, Senator Kearney completed his fourth walk for children's health - from Cincinnati to Columbus. The walk totaled 102 miles over four days.
 Senator Kearney with his children's health walking crew - April 2010.
Senator Kearney with his children's health walking crew - April 2010.
Governor Strickland signs the Healthy Choices for Healthy Students bill (SB 210). Senators Eric Kearney and Senator Kevin Coughlin (R-Cuyahoga Falls) are joint sponsors.
Governor Strickland signs the Healthy Choices for Healthy Students bill (SB 210). Senators Eric Kearney and Senator Kevin Coughlin (R-Cuyahoga Falls) are joint sponsors.
 
 

Senator Eric H. Kearney currently represents the 9th Senate District.  A life-long Cincinnatian, he is a graduate of St. Xavier High School.  He earned an A.B. in English from Dartmouth College. He received his J.D. from the University Of Cincinnati, College Of Law.

 

 
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VIDEO: Senator Kearney talks about his vote against the state budget bill (HB 59).
VIDEO: Senator Kearney talks about pension reform legislation he sponsored with Senate President Tom Niehaus that protects the retirements of nearly 1.8 million Ohioans.

12.11.14 - Portion Of I-75 To Be Named William L. Mallory, Sr. Memorial Highway

 

Columbus –Today, Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) was successful in amending House Bill 474 joint sponsored by Representatives Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) and Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville) to name a portion of Interstate 75 between the Freeman Avenue and Hopple Street exits in Cincinnati as the “William L. Mallory, Sr. Memorial Highway”. The legislation was originally introduced in House Bill 401 by State Representative Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati), son of the former lawmaker.  It unanimously passed the Ohio Senate and will soon be signed into law.
 

 
 

12.11.14 - Legislation To Modify Accessible Signs Passes In House Bill 552

 

Columbus –Today, Senator Eric H. Kearney was successful in amending House Bill 552 sponsored by Representative Peter Stautberg (R-Anderson Township) to include a portion of Senate Bill 552, sponsored by Kearney, requiring the use of the word “accessible” on new handicapped signs erected in Ohio.

 
 

12.09.14 - Bill To Establish Ohio Poet Laureate To Become Law

 

Columbus – Ohio will soon join 44 other states and the District of Columbus with the establishment of the Ohio Poet Laureate. Senate Bill 84, sponsored by Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) passed the Ohio House (82-1) today.  Now it will go to the governor to be signed into law.

 
 

12.03.14 - Legislation Designating May As Asthma Awareness Month Passes Ohio Senate

 

Columbus –Today, the Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 315 designating May as Asthma Awareness Month and May 5th as Childhood Asthma Awareness Day in Ohio. Jointly sponsored by Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) and Jim Hughes (R-Columbus), the legislation brings awareness to the impact of asthma on Ohioans.

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 9

 
Counties: Hamilton (part)
 

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5980
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Background

 
Hometown : Cincinnati
Party : Democrat
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2005


Current Term : Expires December 2014 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term