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.
Last year, I joined my colleague, Senator Bill Beagle, in supporting Senate Bill 227 designating the second Tuesday of April as “Ohio Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day". The day is intended to raise awareness of the value of internships and co-op opportunities in Ohio as well as encourage businesses throughout the state to offer additional program opportunities. These programs give employers unique access to untapped talent without long-term commitments.
“It is important that we continue to support and advocate for programs such as the March for Meals campaign,” said Uecker. “Meals on Wheels helps ensure wellness and security for elderly members of our community.”
State Senator Joe Uecker today introduced legislation to decrease recidivism rates while giving assistance to those struggling with substance abuse.