Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Director Deborah Ashenhurst, appointed by Governor Mike DeWine in January, retired from the U.S. Army and the National Guard in October 2015 after 37 years of service and holding the position of Adjutant General since 2011 under former Governor John Kasich. She leads the agency that serves Ohio's military veterans and their families. Ashenhurst coordinates the county veteran's service offices, helps individuals obtain their service records, receive healthcare, and obtain workforce training and placements, and preventing homelessness among Ohio's veterans.
Senator Dave Burke (R)
The second-term Senator from central Ohio's 26th Senate District calls Marysville home base. Burke, a pharmacist by trade, owns Dave's Pharmacy in his home town. A former City Councilman and State Representative, he chairs the Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee. Burke is the Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and serves on the Health and Medicaid Subcommittee of Finance, Energy and Public Utilities, Insurance and Financial Institutions, and Rules and Reference Committees, and the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee. Burke has been a consistent Pro-Life vote during his tenure in the Assembly.
Representative Gary Scherer (R)
The fourth-term member from Pickaway County's Circleville represents the 92nd House District. Scherer is majority owner of Buckeye Tax Professionals and was formerly the president of the Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce before coming to the Legislature. He is the Vice-Chairman of the House Finance Committee, and serves on the Aging and Long-Term Care and Ways and Means Committees. He is an appointee to the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee. Scherer has been a consistent vote for Pro-Life legislation during his tenure in the House.
Representative Michael Sheehy (D)
Lucas County's 46th District has been served by Michael Sheehy, a former Oregon City Councilman, for the last three terms. Sheehy is a retired rail conductor for CSX. He is the ranking member on the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee, and serves on the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs, Commerce and Labor, and Public Utilities Committees. Sheehy has voted pro-abortion during his time in the Assembly.
Representative Michael Skindell (D)
Cuyahoga County's 13th District welcomed Michael Skindell to represent them this year in the House after he served two terms in the Ohio Senate and previous four terms in the House. Skindell, from Lakewood, is an Attorney by profession, having graduated with a B.A. from Walsh College and a J.D. from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He serves on the House Finance Committee and its Transportation Subcommittee, where he is the ranking member. He also serves on the Civil Justice, Economic and Workforce Development, and State and Local Government Committees. He is an appointee to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review. Skindell has been a strident pro-abortion, pro-homosexual rights leader and vote during his long tenure in the Assembly.