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.

08.06.14 - Kearney Introduces Resolution To Encourage The Cleveland Indians To Retire Nickname And Mascot

 

Columbus – Today, State Senator Eric H. Kearney introduced SCR 42 in the Ohio Senate to encourage the Cleveland Indians to adopt a new nickname and new mascot free of racial insensitivity. 

 
 

07.21.14 - Senator Kearney And Senate Democrats Publish Law Review Article Analyzing 2012 Election Day In Ohio

 

Columbus –An article authored by State Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) and Senate Democratic Counsel Pavan V. Parikh and Bethany E. Sanders analyzing Election Day error in Ohio was recently published by the Cleveland State Law Review. “Perfect is the Enemy of Fair: An Analysis of Election Day error in Ohio’s 2012 general election through a discussion of the materiality principle, compliance standards and the Democracy Canon” proposes a framework for improving election administration to ensure fairness in Ohio’s voting system and all legitimate votes are counted.

 
 

06.05.14 - Ohio Senate Passes Bill Establishing Ohio Poet Laureate

 

Columbus – Yesterday, State Senator Eric H. Kearney praised the Ohio Senate for passing Senate Bill 84 granting the Ohio Arts Council the authority to establish the position of the Ohio Poet Laureate.

 
 

05.28.14 - University Of Cincinnati Dance Team Honored As World Champions

 

Senator Eric H. Kearney (D-Cincinnati) joined Senators Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) and William Seitz (R-Cincinnati) in presenting a resolution to the University of Cincinnati Dance Team for winning a gold medal at the 2014 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Championship. 

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 9

 
Counties: Hamilton (part)
 

Contact Senator Kearney

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

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