Ohio Senate President Keith Faber today named State Senator Joe Uecker to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State Government Oversight and Reform. As a member of the House of Representatives, Uecker served as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Commerce and Labor during the previous legislative session.
“I believe that among the foundational goals held by all government officials should be to ensure an efficient, responsible government,” said Uecker. “I’m looking forward to doing just that as the Vice Chairman of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee.”
In addition to his Vice Chairmanship, Senator Uecker will also serve as a member of the Senate Civil Justice, Commerce and Labor, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Utilities, and Workforce and Economic Development Committees, as well as a member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Education.
“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.