Left to right: OSU President Michael Drake, Central State President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Senator Chris Widener
Left to right: OSU President Michael Drake, Central State President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Senator Chris Widener
 Senator Widener accepts the "Legislator of the Year" award from the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association
Senator Widener accepts the "Legislator of the Year" award from the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association
 Senator Widener urges his colleagues to vote in favor of a budget that directs funding into the classroom, not the bureaucracy.
Senator Widener urges his colleagues to vote in favor of a budget that directs funding into the classroom, not the bureaucracy.
Senator Widener Speaks at Jo Ann Davidson Portrait Unveiling
Senator Widener Speaks at Jo Ann Davidson Portrait Unveiling
 Senator Widener honored the FFA during Senate Session. Left to Right: Maddy Buschur (State FFA President); Steven Brockshus (National FFA Vice President); and Sen. Cliff Hite
Senator Widener honored the FFA during Senate Session. Left to Right: Maddy Buschur (State FFA President); Steven Brockshus (National FFA Vice President); and Sen. Cliff Hite
 Senator Widener at the Farm Bureau Lunchean with (L to R) Larry Timmons, Kent Campbell, and Mandy Crawford
Senator Widener at the Farm Bureau Lunchean with (L to R) Larry Timmons, Kent Campbell, and Mandy Crawford
Senator Widener stands next to plaque presented by local project partners to honor his vision and support for the new Springfield Center of Innovation on South Limestone located at the southern gateway of downtown Springfield.
Senator Widener stands next to plaque presented by local project partners to honor his vision and support for the new Springfield Center of Innovation on South Limestone located at the southern gateway of downtown Springfield.
 Senator Widener delivers remarks after the unveiling of the statue of Ohio's Thomas Edison in Statehouse rotunda.
Senator Widener delivers remarks after the unveiling of the statue of Ohio's Thomas Edison in Statehouse rotunda.
 Widener (right) joins Ohio BMV Registrar Don Petit (far left) and State Rep. Terry Johnson (left) in unveiling the Military Sacrifice License Plate
Widener (right) joins Ohio BMV Registrar Don Petit (far left) and State Rep. Terry Johnson (left) in unveiling the Military Sacrifice License Plate
Left to right: Senator Widener, Griffin Sherman, mother Wende Sherman and David Borden
Left to right: Senator Widener, Griffin Sherman, mother Wende Sherman and David Borden
 Senator Widener discusses how the Senate budget proposal is driving funding to school districts that need it most.
Senator Widener discusses how the Senate budget proposal is driving funding to school districts that need it most.
 OSU President Michael Drake and Senator Widener on tour of Wright Patterson Air Force Base
OSU President Michael Drake and Senator Widener on tour of Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Senator Widener and OSU President Michael Drake visiting the Rogosin Institute
Senator Widener and OSU President Michael Drake visiting the Rogosin Institute
 Senator Widener explains how the Senate's proposed education funding formula will better serve Ohio's K-12 students.
Senator Widener explains how the Senate's proposed education funding formula will better serve Ohio's K-12 students.
 Widener delivers keynote speech at regional economic summit in Portsmouth
Widener delivers keynote speech at regional economic summit in Portsmouth
Senator Widener and OSU President Michael Drake visiting the Rogosin Institute
Senator Widener and OSU President Michael Drake visiting the Rogosin Institute
 Senator Widener visits with Clark County Extension Volunteers, OSU's Dean McPherson, and OSU Extension Director Keith Smith at the Ohio Statehouse
Senator Widener visits with Clark County Extension Volunteers, OSU's Dean McPherson, and OSU Extension Director Keith Smith at the Ohio Statehouse
 Widener receives Honorary State FFA degree
Widener receives Honorary State FFA degree
Senator Widener poses with 4-Star General Janet Wolfenbarger after the Beavercreek High School Campus was named in her honor. Wolfenbarger is the the Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command.
Senator Widener poses with 4-Star General Janet Wolfenbarger after the Beavercreek High School Campus was named in her honor. Wolfenbarger is the the Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command.
 Senator Widener poses with a Angelina Nance, a student from the district, and her academic advisor.
Senator Widener poses with a Angelina Nance, a student from the district, and her academic advisor.
 Senator Widener announces a $717 million education package, the largest legislative investment in education in more than a decade.
Senator Widener announces a $717 million education package, the largest legislative investment in education in more than a decade.
On behalf of Senate President Keith Faber, State Senator Chris Widener presents a gavel used during a recent Senate session to the Zac Brown Band prior to their concert last night at Wright State University in Dayton.
On behalf of Senate President Keith Faber, State Senator Chris Widener presents a gavel used during a recent Senate session to the Zac Brown Band prior to their concert last night at Wright State University in Dayton.
 Widener at the Sportsmen Caucus retreat
Widener at the Sportsmen Caucus retreat
 Senator Widener congratulates Megan Harris, the 2013 Clark County Fair Queen, at the Clark County Fair on Friday, July 26.
Senator Widener congratulates Megan Harris, the 2013 Clark County Fair Queen, at the Clark County Fair on Friday, July 26.
Sen. Widener toured  the grand opening of the new Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.
Sen. Widener toured the grand opening of the new Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.
 Sen. Widener toured  the grand opening of the new Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.
Sen. Widener toured the grand opening of the new Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.
 Senator Widener congratulates Desiree Holton, the 2012 Grand Showman, at the Madison County Fair Grand Showman of Showmen Contest.
Senator Widener congratulates Desiree Holton, the 2012 Grand Showman, at the Madison County Fair Grand Showman of Showmen Contest.
Sen. Widener toured the grand opening of the new Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.
Sen. Widener toured the grand opening of the new Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.
 Senator Widener at the Ohio FFA Legislative Leadership luncheon at the Statehouse.
Senator Widener at the Ohio FFA Legislative Leadership luncheon at the Statehouse.
 State Senator Chris Widener joined City Council Member Marilyn McCauley and Base Commander Barlow at the Wright Patterson Gate 1A dedication
State Senator Chris Widener joined City Council Member Marilyn McCauley and Base Commander Barlow at the Wright Patterson Gate 1A dedication
State Senator Chris Widener met Desiree Holton the Madison County Fair Showman of Showmen
State Senator Chris Widener met Desiree Holton the Madison County Fair Showman of Showmen
 Senator Chris Widener toured the Springfield Regional Medical Center with Shelley Meyer and Mark Weiner, President  CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners
Senator Chris Widener toured the Springfield Regional Medical Center with Shelley Meyer and Mark Weiner, President CEO of Community Mercy Health Partners
 State Senator Chris Widener joined Clark Co. Sheriff Gene Kelly to Read with Students in Springfield
State Senator Chris Widener joined Clark Co. Sheriff Gene Kelly to Read with Students in Springfield
State Senator Chris Widener joined The Ohio State University President Dr. Gordon Gee and Superintendent Estrop for the Springfield High School graduation
State Senator Chris Widener joined The Ohio State University President Dr. Gordon Gee and Superintendent Estrop for the Springfield High School graduation
 Senator Widener recently spoke at the NAIFA Ohio Mid-Year Management Conference
Senator Widener recently spoke at the NAIFA Ohio Mid-Year Management Conference
 Senator Widener in the Senate chamber with Ret.Major General Charles S. Cooper III.
Senator Widener in the Senate chamber with Ret.Major General Charles S. Cooper III.
Senator Widener meets with students and teachers from Ridgewood School at the Statehouse.
Senator Widener meets with students and teachers from Ridgewood School at the Statehouse.
 Senator Widener visits with students at Parkwood Elementary School in Beavercreek.
Senator Widener visits with students at Parkwood Elementary School in Beavercreek.
 Senator Widener works during a meeting of the Senate Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee.
Senator Widener works during a meeting of the Senate Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee.
Senator Widener with (from right) SADD National Student of the Year, Ricky Brit, as well as Callie Studabaker and Diane Gray from the Ohio Chapter of SADD.
Senator Widener with (from right) SADD National Student of the Year, Ricky Brit, as well as Callie Studabaker and Diane Gray from the Ohio Chapter of SADD.
 Senator Widener receives the Watchdog of the Treasury award from the United Conservatives of Ohio.
Senator Widener receives the Watchdog of the Treasury award from the United Conservatives of Ohio.
 Senator Widener (right) recently presented a resolution to the Kenton Ridge High School bowling team for winning the 2010 state championship.
Senator Widener (right) recently presented a resolution to the Kenton Ridge High School bowling team for winning the 2010 state championship.
Senator Widener meets with Pastor Brian Hanson (center) from the Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville on the Ohio Senate floor.
Senator Widener meets with Pastor Brian Hanson (center) from the Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville on the Ohio Senate floor.
 State Senator Chris Widener joined Clark Co. Sheriff Gene Kelly to Read with Students in Springfield
State Senator Chris Widener joined Clark Co. Sheriff Gene Kelly to Read with Students in Springfield
 Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, Senator Widener is administered the oath of office during opening day ceremonies for the 128th General Assembly.
Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, Senator Widener is administered the oath of office during opening day ceremonies for the 128th General Assembly.
Senator Widener speaks with members of the Greene County FFA.
Senator Widener speaks with members of the Greene County FFA.
 Senator Widener meets with students from Rolling Hills Elementary School on the Statehouse steps.
Senator Widener meets with students from Rolling Hills Elementary School on the Statehouse steps.
 Senator Widener receives a plaque in commemoration of being named Public Servant of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
Senator Widener receives a plaque in commemoration of being named Public Servant of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
Senator Widener urges Senate support for legislation designed to make Ohio's tax climate more favorable to attract renewable energy development and create green jobs.
Senator Widener urges Senate support for legislation designed to make Ohio's tax climate more favorable to attract renewable energy development and create green jobs.
 State Senator Chris Widener is pictures with the Greene County Fair Queen Lauren Wickline
State Senator Chris Widener is pictures with the Greene County Fair Queen Lauren Wickline
 
 

State Senator Chris Widener represents the 10th Senate District, which includes Madison, Clark and Greene counties. Before coming to the Senate, he served three terms as the State Representative for the 84th House District.

An architect by trade, Senator Widener brings strong interpersonal skills, a dedicated work ethic and a keen attention to detail to his job as a legislator. He engages with witnesses in committee and his fellow senators about key issues. He spends hours researching important bills. And, he has a genuine passion for public service and a dedication to doing what is best for the people of the 10th District and the future success of the region.

 
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08.27.15 - Widener Advocates For Removal Of Hazardous Waste From Tremont City Barrel Fill

 
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"The only solution that makes sense for the safety of our water in the long run is to remove all hazardous waste from this landfill," said Widener. "We shouldn't accept any plan from the Federal EPA that proposes otherwise."

 
 

08.19.15 - Widener Reflects On Clark State Achievements At Dedication Of Rafinski Student Success Center

 

“We are changing the way we think about education and in turn are approaching funding differently,” Widener said. “I am proud to say the approach is working. We are giving students the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to meet job demands right here in Ohio. This progress has resulted largely from the changes made by CSCC and other institutions of higher education to provide students with the right tools to compete in today’s workforce.”

 

 
 

08.17.15 - Widener Announces State Funding For Madison County Correctional Institutions

 

“Ensuring that both our correctional institutions in Madison County provide a safe work and living environment is critical,” Widener said. “Replacing these items that are used every day will ensure that operations at LoCI and MaCI continue without interruption."

 
 

08.13.15 - Widener Hosts OSU President Drake On Research And Innovation Tour Of Miami Valley

 

"It is a pleasure to host President Drake in my district today," said Widener. "Dr. Drake has been a tremendous partner in the effort to invest in the research and innovation that creates jobs and makes Ohio a better place for our families."

 

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 10

 
Counties: Clark, Greene, Madison
 
 

Contact Senator Widener

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-3780
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Background

 
Leadership Position : President Pro Tempore
Hometown : Springfield
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2009; State Representative, 1999-2000, 2003-2008


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term