As part of the Opening Ceremonies of the 130th General Assembly, State Senator Joseph Uecker (R–Miami Township) was today officially sworn in as the Senator for the 14th District. Prior to his election to the Senate, Uecker served 4 terms in the Ohio House of Representatives.
“Ohio has certainly been no stranger to the economic difficulties that the nation and world have experienced over the past few years,” said Uecker. “However, I am proud of the work we have done in the Statehouse to get Ohio back on the right track and I am looking forward to continuing that momentum in the coming years.”
During his time in the Ohio House of Representatives, Uecker served as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Commerce and Labor. Highly recognized for his public service, Senator Uecker has been given numerous honors including the Watchdog of the Treasury Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio, Cincinnati Moeller High School Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Friend of Agriculture award from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
“Over the past two years, we have renewed our commitment to making Ohio a business and jobs-friendly state by balancing an out-of-control budget, cutting taxes, and reducing regulations,” added Uecker. “With our unemployment rating more than two percent lower than it was two years ago, I’m glad to say that our work in the Statehouse is moving the state in the right direction for Ohio’s workers.”
Senator Uecker resides in Miami Township with his wife. Together, the Ueckers have four children and four grandchildren.
“Many service men and women defended our county with honor and sacrificed much during the Vietnam conflict. We must honor their family members who still suffer today by providing them the resources necessary to live healthy lives,” Senator Uecker said.
This Saturday is a wonderful opportunity to honor the important role that Ohio sportsmen play in enhancing conservation efforts and growing the economy. The Ohio Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus thanks the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife for their tireless efforts promoting the many outdoor recreational pursuits in our great state.
“This change in state law would reward local governments that simplify their elections with electronic poll books," said Uecker. "Electronic poll books are reducing wait times and minimizing confusion at polling locations where they have been adopted."
“We must send a clear message to leaders in Washington that we refuse to jeopardize the safety of our constituents by appeasing those who want to bring harm to this great nation,” said Uecker.