The race for 20th District Ohio Senate is just one of the races you'll see on the ballot in November.
Incumbent and Republican Troy Balderson has served on the House Finance Committee and served as Chair of Finance for the Ag and Natural Resources Committee. His background in budgeting and payroll is what he says sets him apart from his opponent. Balderson is looking to finish the work he has already started in Columbus.
"The number one focus that we must have is jobs, and...
This week State Senator Troy Balderson hoped to introduce legislation to crackdown on exotic animal ownership in Ohio.
However, the senator said some concerns with the bill stalled plans and he realizes for many this is an emotional and complicated issue.
"We're talking about property rights. We're talking about public safety and all those things are important," said Senator Balderson. "We understand those things. We just need to put something in place so that...
A State Senator from our area is named to four senate standing committees Monday.
State Senator Troy Balderson, a Republican from Zanesville, will serve as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee. He will also serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senate Health, Human Services and Aging Committee and Senate Highways and Transportation Committee.
Balderson said that each of the committees holds a unique significance and deals with issues critical to...
Troy Balderson says he is happy with the decision to be the new 20th District Senator.
Balderson was appointed to the position Tuesday, and says it is great to have the respect of his colleagues and constituents.
"It's been a nerve racking last 48 hours." he said. "I've gotten a lot of nice compliments, a lot of nice phone calls, a lot of nice e-mails. It's been hectic, probably a couple hundred phone calls, but that part of it is the fun part."
Troy Balderson has been appointed State Senator for the 20th District.
Balderson was appointed to the open seat of Jimmy Stewart who resigned in June. Balderson's term officially begins tomorrow at 1:30 after the Republican Caucus takes an official vote. He will be sworn-in before members of the Ohio Senate on the floor of the Senate Chamber.
The 20th District serves Muskingum, Morgan, Noble, Guernsey, Coshocton, Athens, Meigs and Monroe counties.
A State Representative is seeking appointment to a vacant Senate seat.
Troy Balderson currently represents Muskingum and Coshocton Counties as the representative of the 94th District. He's seeking appointment to the open 20th District Senate seat of Jimmy Stewart, who resigned effective June 30th. The 20th district is the largest in the state.
"At first I wasn't going to do it, but then some other people were reaching out to me and I thought this will be a great opportunity...
State Representative, Troy Balderson, joined others today to commemorate those who have fallen in the line of duty.
Community members joined at the Frazeysburg Cemetery this afternoon where Balderson shared the story of soldier, Christopher Snider, the first to die as part of the Boston Massacre. He then related to America's youth, by honoring the most recent soldier to die in Afghanistan. Balderson said, these are stories about the people and the veterans, and that we must not forget...
The bill would limit collective bargaining rights for 350,000 public workers. The full house approved the measure late Wednesday afternoon on a 53-55 vote. Then later Wednesday night the Senate voted to approve the altered bill 17-16.
The measure affects safety workers, teachers and a host of other government personnel. It allows unions to negotiate wages but not health care, sick time or pension benefits.