O'Brien Sworn into Office as State Senator and Minority Whip
January 7, 2019
Today, state Senator Sean J. O’Brien (D-Bazetta) took the oath of office to serve in the Ohio Senate during the 133rd General Assembly.
“I am humbled to be given the opportunity to serve Mahoning Valley residents in the Statehouse for another two years,” said Senator O’Brien. “Northeast Ohioans need lawmakers who will stand up for them in Columbus, and I will continue my dedication to policies that put first the best interests of my constituents.”
Senator O’Brien will continue to represent the 32nd Ohio Senate District, which includes all of Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties, as well as a small portion of Geauga County. Senator O’Brien will also serve as the Minority Whip in the Senate Democratic Caucus.
“During this session, I will work hard to make sure that Columbus recognizes the importance and potential of our community,” said Senator O’Brien. “I will keep advocating for investments that promote job creation and more funding for our local governments. We must also protect our natural resources, which includes limiting the number of injection wells in a particular area.”
Before serving in the Ohio Senate, Senator O’Brien served for six years in the Ohio House of Representatives. Prior to that, O’Brien was as an assistant Trumbull County prosecutor, a position he held for over 12 years. An avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, hunting and fishing in his free time, O’Brien is the co-chair of both the Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, which he co-founded. O’Brien and his wife, Maria, have two daughters, Gillian and Paige, and reside in Bazetta.