Senator Cliff Hite Presents Ottoville High School junior Brooke Mangas a resolution in honor of her DIII track and field State title
Senator Cliff Hite Presents Ottoville High School junior Brooke Mangas a resolution in honor of her DIII track and field State title
 Senator Hite presents a resolution to Wilson Football in Ada, Ohio on being the Official Football of the Superbowl
Senator Hite presents a resolution to Wilson Football in Ada, Ohio on being the Official Football of the Superbowl
 Members of the House and Senate convene during a joint legislative committee meeting held at the Ohio State Fair.
Members of the House and Senate convene during a joint legislative committee meeting held at the Ohio State Fair.
Senator Hite presents a resolution to Danika Hickey for winning the 2015 Division II State Bowling Championship. (L to R) Parents Bruce and Annette Hickey; Senator Hite; Danika Hickey; and Coach Doug and Cathy Jo Miller.
Senator Hite presents a resolution to Danika Hickey for winning the 2015 Division II State Bowling Championship. (L to R) Parents Bruce and Annette Hickey; Senator Hite; Danika Hickey; and Coach Doug and Cathy Jo Miller.
 L to R: Senator Randy Gardner; coach's son, Rick Kortokrax; Senator Cliff Hite; Coach Richard Kortokrax; coach's son, Randy Kortokrax; and Kalida Schools Superintendent Karl Lammers
L to R: Senator Randy Gardner; coach's son, Rick Kortokrax; Senator Cliff Hite; Coach Richard Kortokrax; coach's son, Randy Kortokrax; and Kalida Schools Superintendent Karl Lammers
 Business Techonogies Dean, Dr. Michael Wolfe presents honorary status to Senator Cliff Hite
Business Techonogies Dean, Dr. Michael Wolfe presents honorary status to Senator Cliff Hite
Senator Cliff Hite reacts to his honorary induction into PTK as NSCC President, Dr. Tom Stuckey looks on
Senator Cliff Hite reacts to his honorary induction into PTK as NSCC President, Dr. Tom Stuckey looks on
 Senator Hite Joins Former Miss Ohio To Announces Passage Of Lifesaving Bill Addressing Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Student-Athletes
Senator Hite Joins Former Miss Ohio To Announces Passage Of Lifesaving Bill Addressing Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest In Student-Athletes
 Senator Hite listens to Governor Kasich speak at a bill signing.
Senator Hite listens to Governor Kasich speak at a bill signing.
Senator Hite visits University of Cincinnati with President Faber and Senators Peterson and Widener.
Senator Hite visits University of Cincinnati with President Faber and Senators Peterson and Widener.
 Senator Hite explains how the Senate budget proposal is helping to drive funding to the districts that need it most.
Senator Hite explains how the Senate budget proposal is helping to drive funding to the districts that need it most.
 Senator Hite shares a laugh with constituents after session in the Ohio Senate chambers.
Senator Hite shares a laugh with constituents after session in the Ohio Senate chambers.
L to R: Senator Bob Peterson; Senator Randy Gardner; Bill Patterson; Tara Durbin and Lowell Hill representing Farm Credit Mid-America; Senator Cliff Hite; and David White, Scott Schroeder and Brian Richer representing AgCredit
L to R: Senator Bob Peterson; Senator Randy Gardner; Bill Patterson; Tara Durbin and Lowell Hill representing Farm Credit Mid-America; Senator Cliff Hite; and David White, Scott Schroeder and Brian Richer representing AgCredit
 Senator Hite recognizes the Defiance High School baseball team on winning the Division II state championship.
Senator Hite recognizes the Defiance High School baseball team on winning the Division II state championship.
 Senator Hite presents resolution to constituent and former student Ashley Leahy on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Hite presents resolution to constituent and former student Ashley Leahy on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Dr. Robert Murray, President-Elect of the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP); Senator Cliff Hite; Dr. Antoinette Parisi Eaton, Past President of the AAP; Dr. Andrew Garner, President of the Ohio chapter of the AAP
Dr. Robert Murray, President-Elect of the Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (Ohio AAP); Senator Cliff Hite; Dr. Antoinette Parisi Eaton, Past President of the AAP; Dr. Andrew Garner, President of the Ohio chapter of the AAP
 Senator Hite addresses his colleagues from the floor of the Senate Chamber
Senator Hite addresses his colleagues from the floor of the Senate Chamber
 Senator Hite looks on as the Governor signs into law his initiative to fund and streamline 911 services.
Senator Hite looks on as the Governor signs into law his initiative to fund and streamline 911 services.
Senator Hite talks with local exhibitors following a joint Senate and House Agriculture Committee hearing at the Ohio State Fair.
Senator Hite talks with local exhibitors following a joint Senate and House Agriculture Committee hearing at the Ohio State Fair.
 Cliff Hite is sworn in as the state senator for the 1st Ohio Senate.
Cliff Hite is sworn in as the state senator for the 1st Ohio Senate.
 Senator Hite brings Ohio State Basketball star Aaron Craft onto the Senate floor to receive a resolution.
Senator Hite brings Ohio State Basketball star Aaron Craft onto the Senate floor to receive a resolution.
Senator Cliff Hite presents a resolution to members of the Ridgemont FFA in recognition of the chapter being ranked number one in the nation.
Senator Cliff Hite presents a resolution to members of the Ridgemont FFA in recognition of the chapter being ranked number one in the nation.
 Senator Cliff Hite and students from the Liberty-Benton School District in the Ohio Statehouse Museum.
Senator Cliff Hite and students from the Liberty-Benton School District in the Ohio Statehouse Museum.
 Senator Cliff Hite reviews testimony while in the Senate Education Committee.
Senator Cliff Hite reviews testimony while in the Senate Education Committee.
Senator Hite testifies in committee on his bill that would limit the liability of doctors who provide critical medical care during an emergency.
Senator Hite testifies in committee on his bill that would limit the liability of doctors who provide critical medical care during an emergency.
 Senator Hite works at his desk on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
Senator Hite works at his desk on the floor of the Ohio Senate.
 
 

Senator Cliff Hite is currently serving in his third General Assembly as a member of the Ohio Senate, representing the 1st Senate District, which encompasses an 11 county region of Northwest Ohio including all or part of Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Williams Counties. Prior to his appointment to the Senate, Hite served two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives.

 
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Senator Cliff Hite sponsored Senate Bill 275, Tess's Law, to bring awareness to Meningitis prevention and honor his niece, Tess, who succumbed to the disease at the age of five.
Senator Hite discusses nutrient runoff, infrastructure repairs, and hosting a Superbowl in Ohio.

07.28.16 - Keeping Kids Safe And Easing The Burden On Families As Students Return To The Classroom

 

Beginning Friday, August 5th and running through Sunday, August 7th, families can take advantage of this unique tax-free weekend when purchasing select items, often combined with additional discounts. Both shoppers and retailers can once again benefit from this savings opportunity.

 
 

07.27.16 - Hite And Gardner Begin Work On Violent Offender Registry

 
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Lawmakers have taken significant steps to address the issue of violent crime in our state by strengthening penalties for repeat violent offenders and conducting a comprehensive review of that state’s criminal justice laws.

Last year, the General Assembly approved Senate Bill 97, better known as the Violent Career Criminal Act, which classifies any adult convicted of at least two violent felonies in the past eight years as a "Violent Career Criminal." Violent offenders under this classification now face steeper penalties such as mandatory prison time for subsequent offenses.

The legislature has also formed a bipartisan committee of 24 experts to conduct an extensive review of Ohio’s entire criminal code, with the goal of enhancing public safety and the administration of criminal justice throughout the state of Ohio.

 
 

05.25.16 - Hite Joins Ohio's Agricultural Lenders To Commemorate Centennial Of The Federal Farm Loan Act

 
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“For nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has been serving Ohio’s rural communities,” said Hite. “Today we recognize our agricultural lenders for their efforts to provide responsible financial services that support Ohio’s number one industry.”

 
 

05.24.16 - Hite Announces Senate Passage Of Bill To Increase Diabetes Prevention Efforts

 
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"With a comprehensive plan and partnership between state agencies, Ohio will be a leader in reducing the rate of diabetes," said Hite. "The plan and the forthcoming report will offer options and opportunities to best protect the future health of Ohioans." 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Senate District 1

 
Counties: Auglaize (part), Defiance, Fulton (part), Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan (part), Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams
 
 

Contact Senator Hite

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8150
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Background

 
Hometown : Findlay
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2011; State Representative, 2007-2011


Current Term : Expires December 2018 / Eligible to run for another four-year term