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
 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
 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
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
 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 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.
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
 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.
 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 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 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 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 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.
 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.
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 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.

05.17.17 - Hite Proposes New Protections For Fantasy Sports Fans

 

"Ohioans love sports," said Hite. "We should protect their continued enjoyment of these games. At the same time, we must create thoughtful standards for the industry to protect consumers and ensure transparency."

 
 

05.10.17 - Hite Announces Senate Passage Of Tax Reforms For Ohio's Farmers

 

“Many farmers simply can not afford to keep farming their land without CAUV reform,” said Hite. “This legislation will make important adjustments to ensure agricultural property values are calculated in a manner that is more reflective of their land use. These changes will help incentivize conservation practices—an important part of Ohio's efforts to protect its natural resources."

 
 

03.22.17 - Senate Approves Legislation Investing In Training For Local Police Chiefs

 

"This training program helps prepare local police chiefs to become effective and dynamic leaders in the communities they serve," said Senator Hite. 

 
 

03.22.17 - Hite Announces Senate Passage Of Transportation Budget, Steps To Spur Growth In Trucking Industry

 

"We hope to build on the progress made in this Transportation Budget to further reduce the barriers that are stifling growth in this vital industry," added Hite. 

 
 
 
 
 

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