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Michele Reynolds Biography

Senator Michele Reynolds serves the people of Senate District 3

Senator Michele Reynolds is serving her first term in the Ohio Senate. She represents the people of Franklin County in Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester, Grove City, Westerville, New Albany, Groveport, Lockbourne, Obetz, Gahanna, Galloway, Blacklick, Urbancrest, Prairie Township, Jackson Township, Madison Township, Truro Township, Hamilton Township, Franklin Township, Blendon Township, Plain Township, Jefferson Township and Mifflin Township and portions of Columbus.

As a lifelong resident of Ohio, Senator Reynolds has an extensive background representing the community, including serving on the Madison Township Board of Trustees. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Urban Studies from the University of Akron, a Master of Law from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from CICA International University, and Seminary, and All But Dissertation for her earned doctorate degree in Business Administration from Northcentral University. She attended Hondros College and is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Ohio, specializing in Commercial Real Estate.

Senator Reynolds has received multiple awards for her outreach work and humanitarian efforts. In 2016, she was bestowed with a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from former President Barack Obama. In 2018, she was conferred an honorary Doctorate degree in Humanities from CICA University and International Seminary. In 2019, she was inducted into the Ohio Commodores and received a 2019 Central Ohio Social Justice Award for Outstanding Leadership.

In addition to her public service, Senator Reynolds is a third-generation business owner and non-profit CEO. Senator Reynolds and her husband pastor a church in Franklin County called The Destiny Center. Senator Reynolds and Rick have six children and reside in Canal Winchester.

135th General Assembly Committee Assignments:

- Select Committee on Housing (Chair)

- Judiciary Committee (Vice-Chair)

- Education Committee

- Community Revitalization Committee

- Workforce and Higher Education Committee

- Rules & Reference Committee