Senator Troy Balderson joins Zanesville sculptor Alan Cottrill for unveiling of the Thomas Edison statue to be put on display at the U.S. Capitol.
Senator Troy Balderson joins Zanesville sculptor Alan Cottrill for unveiling of the Thomas Edison statue to be put on display at the U.S. Capitol.
 Senator Balderson speaks with a student while touring the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University
Senator Balderson speaks with a student while touring the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University
 Senator Balderson listens to an operator at a hydroelectric facility explain how the plant's turbines generate power for consumers.
Senator Balderson listens to an operator at a hydroelectric facility explain how the plant's turbines generate power for consumers.
WWII veteran of Zanesville, John Wesley Tignor
WWII veteran of Zanesville, John Wesley Tignor
 Senator Balderson recognizes Madison Bailey for receiving 2015 Ohio Military Youth of the Year.
Senator Balderson recognizes Madison Bailey for receiving 2015 Ohio Military Youth of the Year.
 (R to L) Senator Balderson joins WWI veteran John Wesley Tignor and his daughter Cynthia Wood to discuss the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe.
(R to L) Senator Balderson joins WWI veteran John Wesley Tignor and his daughter Cynthia Wood to discuss the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe.
Senator Balderson presents recent Tri-Valley high school graduate Kaylee Antill with a resolution honoring her for winning a national discus throwing title.
Senator Balderson presents recent Tri-Valley high school graduate Kaylee Antill with a resolution honoring her for winning a national discus throwing title.
 Senator Balderson presents Dr. Paul Brown, accompanied by his wife Linda, with a resolution recognizing his service as the fifth president of Zane State College.
Senator Balderson presents Dr. Paul Brown, accompanied by his wife Linda, with a resolution recognizing his service as the fifth president of Zane State College.
 Sen. Balderson welcomes a soapbox champ to the Statehouse
Sen. Balderson welcomes a soapbox champ to the Statehouse
Senator Balderson recognizes Madison Bailey for receiving 2015 Ohio Military Youth of the Year.
Senator Balderson recognizes Madison Bailey for receiving 2015 Ohio Military Youth of the Year.
 Senator Balderson tours the STEM College Research & Technology Based Development at Youngstown State University. The tour focused on the university's work on energy development and research.
Senator Balderson tours the STEM College Research & Technology Based Development at Youngstown State University. The tour focused on the university's work on energy development and research.
 Senator Balderson (first from the left) surveys progress being made on the Nelsonville Bypass Project.
Senator Balderson (first from the left) surveys progress being made on the Nelsonville Bypass Project.
Senator Balderson stands with Dave Lilly and Lewis Baker following Mr. Baker's induction to the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
Senator Balderson stands with Dave Lilly and Lewis Baker following Mr. Baker's induction to the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.
 Senator Balderson works in his office in the Senate Building.
Senator Balderson works in his office in the Senate Building.
 Senator Balderson (second from left) watches as his bill modifying Ohio's mining laws is signed by Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Senator Balderson (second from left) watches as his bill modifying Ohio's mining laws is signed by Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) recognized as a  'Defender of Liberty' by the American Conservative Union.
Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) recognized as a 'Defender of Liberty' by the American Conservative Union.
 Senator Balderson is joined in the Senate Chamber by Micah and Marrijane Jones of the BrainSong Foundation.  All three have worked closely to increase TBI Awareness in Ohio.
Senator Balderson is joined in the Senate Chamber by Micah and Marrijane Jones of the BrainSong Foundation. All three have worked closely to increase TBI Awareness in Ohio.
 Senator Balderson speaks to a group of fifth graders from the John McIntire Elementary School in Zanesville.
Senator Balderson speaks to a group of fifth graders from the John McIntire Elementary School in Zanesville.
Senator Troy Balderson takes the oath of office after being appointed to serve the 20th Ohio Senate District.
Senator Troy Balderson takes the oath of office after being appointed to serve the 20th Ohio Senate District.
 
 

Senator Troy Balderson is currently serving his first term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 20th District, which encompasses all of Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan, and Muskingum Counties, as well as portions of Athens and Pickaway Counties. He is currently the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Utilities. With the great influx of attention being directed to Ohio’s energy industry, Senator Balderson oversees policy initiatives for one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy.

 
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Senator Balderson discusses his efforts to make it easier for businesses in Southeast Ohio, workforce development, and more...
State Sen. Troy Balderson on Ohio's Efforts to Link Education to Careers

01.29.16 - Efforts To Improve Ohio's Business Climate Are Leading To Positive Economic Growth

 
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“Ohio has continued to prosper over the past six years," Balderson said. "I am extremely proud of the work my colleagues and I have been doing to create an environment that attracts businesses to our region."

 
 

01.22.16 - Reflecting On Our Efforts To Create Opportunities For Ohioans In 2015

 

2105 was another busy year marked by new efforts to create jobs and grow small businesses, lower taxes and create opportunities for all Ohioans. In 2015, we were able to continue our efforts to turn Ohio around, making this state an exceptional place to live, work and raise a family. Below, I would like to highlight a few major accomplishments from this past year. 

 
 

12.10.15 - Balderson Announces Passage Of Legislation Strengthening Online Sex Offender Law

 
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"The goal of this legislation is to ensure that we are doing everything we can to protect our children from the risks associated with online contact," said Balderson. "This will provide local law enforcement with the tools necessary to enforce violations and keep the general public safe and informed of offenders communicating online."

 
 

12.09.15 - Balderson Applauds Passage Of Resolution Urging Federal Funding For Diabetes R&D

 
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"We owe it to those who suffer from Type 1 diabetes to invest in new technology that could result in better treatment, and ultimately save lives," said Balderson. "I urge Congress to consider the cost-efficiency of enhancing care and increasing productivity."

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 20

 
Counties: Athens (part), Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, Pickaway (part)
 

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Background

 
Hometown : Zanesville
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2011; State Representative 2009-2011


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Eligible to run for another four-year term