Senator Gardner at Lake Erie.
Senator Gardner at Lake Erie.
 Senator Gardner explains why the Senate budget plan is important for Ohio's student and their families.
Senator Gardner explains why the Senate budget plan is important for Ohio's student and their families.

Senator Randy Gardner is serving his first consecutive term in the Ohio Senate, having previously served in the Chamber from 2001 through 2008. He also served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1985 to 2000, and again from 2008 through 2012.

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Senators Randy Gardner & Bob Peterson discuss Senate Bill 1, which continues the state's effort to fight toxic algae in Ohio's waterways and ensure clean drinking water for Ohioans. This initiative helps the state more effectively monitor and respond to water quality issues.

05.17.17 - Gardner's New School Support Bill Passes Senate


“This new option for schools ushers in a new era of reaching out to districts to help them meet the needs of school children, whether it’s better technology, safer schools or other priority school needs,” Gardner said. “Many districts I represent want this option.”




“I’ve done my best to listen and make the best judgment I can,” Gardner said.


07.27.16 - Gardner And Hite Begin Work On Ohio Violent Offender Registry


“One of the fundamental responsibilities of government is the safety of our citizens,” said Senators Gardner and Hite. “We have an obligation to do what we can to listen to the concerns and anxieties of the people we represent while working with law enforcement to best achieve enhanced safety and public awareness.”


06.13.16 - Governor Signs Senator Gardner's Patients Advocate Bill


“This bill begins a new era when patients can receive health care in a more timely manner – the same health care they expect, deserve and have paid for,” Gardner said Monday.  “We need a more modern, accountable and cost-effective prior authorization process in Ohio.  Soon we will.”


Senate District 2

Counties: Erie, Fulton (part), Lucas (part), Ottawa, Wood

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8060
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Hometown : Bowling Green
Party : Republican