Senator Hughes Recognizes Jackson Township's 200th Anniversary
Senator Hughes Recognizes Jackson Township's 200th Anniversary
 Senator Hughes visits with former NFL Linebacker Chris Spielman after Spielman testified before a meeting of the Cancer Caucus, which Hughes Chairs.
Senator Hughes visits with former NFL Linebacker Chris Spielman after Spielman testified before a meeting of the Cancer Caucus, which Hughes Chairs.
 Hughes and Bacon honor Earle Bruce at his induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
Hughes and Bacon honor Earle Bruce at his induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
Senator Hughes urges support for legislation creating a specialty license plate honoring Ohio's nurses.
Senator Hughes urges support for legislation creating a specialty license plate honoring Ohio's nurses.
 Senator Hughes tours the new Cristo Rey Columbus High School after its $18 million renovation.
Senator Hughes tours the new Cristo Rey Columbus High School after its $18 million renovation.
 Senator Hughes honors Columbus Police Department's Wesley Hettinger as Officer of the Month at the Ohio Statehouse.
Senator Hughes honors Columbus Police Department's Wesley Hettinger as Officer of the Month at the Ohio Statehouse.
Senator Jim Hughes honors the Thomas Worthington Women's Field Hockey Team for winning the Division I State Championship.
Senator Jim Hughes honors the Thomas Worthington Women's Field Hockey Team for winning the Division I State Championship.
 State Senator Jim Hughes joined by the Dublin Jerome women's state winning golf team
State Senator Jim Hughes joined by the Dublin Jerome women's state winning golf team
 Hughes (right) Presents Ohio Senate Commendation to White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson (left) and President Lisa Ingram (center)
Hughes (right) Presents Ohio Senate Commendation to White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson (left) and President Lisa Ingram (center)
Hughes honors WWII Marine veterans at the German Village Meeting Haus
Hughes honors WWII Marine veterans at the German Village Meeting Haus
 Senator Hughes congratulates Dr. Patrick M. Lloyd, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, on the college's 125th anniversary
Senator Hughes congratulates Dr. Patrick M. Lloyd, Dean of the Ohio State University College of Dentistry, on the college's 125th anniversary
 Senator Hughes joins colleagues in honoring OSU synchronized swimming champions
Senator Hughes joins colleagues in honoring OSU synchronized swimming champions
Hughes honors the OSU Pistol team for its championship victory
Hughes honors the OSU Pistol team for its championship victory
 Hughes joins colleagues in honoring OSU Women's Rowing team for winning 3rd consecutive national championship
Hughes joins colleagues in honoring OSU Women's Rowing team for winning 3rd consecutive national championship
 Hughes honors the Ohio School for the Blind for marching in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC this year.
Hughes honors the Ohio School for the Blind for marching in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC this year.
Hughes meets with parents of fallen Grove City soldier Joey Riley
Hughes meets with parents of fallen Grove City soldier Joey Riley
 Senator Hughes honors the St. Francis Desales Soccer Team on winning the State Championship Title
Senator Hughes honors the St. Francis Desales Soccer Team on winning the State Championship Title
 State Senator Jim Hughes (R-Columbus) yesterday paid tribute to the members and widows of the 6th Marine Division at the unit's 70 year reunion. The World War II veterans commenced their reunion with a ceremony in the German Village Meeting Haus.
State Senator Jim Hughes (R-Columbus) yesterday paid tribute to the members and widows of the 6th Marine Division at the unit's 70 year reunion. The World War II veterans commenced their reunion with a ceremony in the German Village Meeting Haus.
Senator Hughes looks on as the Governor signs his legislation to increase standards for high-volume dog breeders into law.
Senator Hughes looks on as the Governor signs his legislation to increase standards for high-volume dog breeders into law.
 Senator Hughes testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his legislation that would allocate the next round of funding for the state's jobs stimulus package.
Senator Hughes testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his legislation that would allocate the next round of funding for the state's jobs stimulus package.
 Surrounded by friends and family, Senator Jim Hughes takes the oath of office.
Surrounded by friends and family, Senator Jim Hughes takes the oath of office.
Senator Hughes poses with students from Willard Grizzell Middle School, who worked with him on legislation that would designate the bullfrog the state frog of Ohio.
Senator Hughes poses with students from Willard Grizzell Middle School, who worked with him on legislation that would designate the bullfrog the state frog of Ohio.
 Senator Hughes serves coffee to patrons of Nancy's Homecooking in Clintonville.
Senator Hughes serves coffee to patrons of Nancy's Homecooking in Clintonville.
 Senator Jim Hughes gives testimony on his legislation that would help facilitate an honorable burial for forgotten Ohio veterans to a Senate committee.
Senator Jim Hughes gives testimony on his legislation that would help facilitate an honorable burial for forgotten Ohio veterans to a Senate committee.
Senator Jim Hughes urges his colleagues to support his legislation that would designate the month of May as ALS Awareness Month.
Senator Jim Hughes urges his colleagues to support his legislation that would designate the month of May as ALS Awareness Month.
 Senator Jim Hughes poses with members of the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band after recognizing them for being chosen to march in the 2010 Rose Bowl Parade.
Senator Jim Hughes poses with members of the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band after recognizing them for being chosen to march in the 2010 Rose Bowl Parade.
 Senator Jim Hughes presents Bonnie Hunt from Columbus with a letter recognizing her as the 1 millionth visitor to the Statehouse Museum.
Senator Jim Hughes presents Bonnie Hunt from Columbus with a letter recognizing her as the 1 millionth visitor to the Statehouse Museum.
Senator Hughes participates in St. Patrick's Day festivities, presenting an honorary Senate Resolution to President Francis Doyle of the Shamrock Club of Columbus.
Senator Hughes participates in St. Patrick's Day festivities, presenting an honorary Senate Resolution to President Francis Doyle of the Shamrock Club of Columbus.
 Senator Jim Hughes speaks at a press conference about legislation regarding false claims.
Senator Jim Hughes speaks at a press conference about legislation regarding false claims.
 Senator Hughes presents a resolution to Luke Fickell, former Head Football Coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Senator recognized Fickell for his leadership during the 2011 season.
Senator Hughes presents a resolution to Luke Fickell, former Head Football Coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Senator recognized Fickell for his leadership during the 2011 season.
Senator Hughes and Senator Faber representatives from Ohio State tour the construction of a new addition to the James Cancer Hospital.
Senator Hughes and Senator Faber representatives from Ohio State tour the construction of a new addition to the James Cancer Hospital.
 Senator Hughes rises to address a bill on the Senate floor.
Senator Hughes rises to address a bill on the Senate floor.
 
 

Senator Jim Hughes is serving his second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 16th district, which encompasses a portion of Franklin County. He is currently the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Financial Institutions. Senator Hughes is also a member of the Criminal Justice Committee, Finance Committee, Insurance Committee, Civil Justice Committee, Rules and Reference Committee, and the Finance Higher Ed Subcommittee.

 
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Senator Frank Larose and Senator Jim Hughes discuss passage of Senate Bill 97, which increases the mandatory prison term for offenders convicited of multiple crimes involving firearms.

04.29.16 - Senator Jim Hughes Announces Passage Of Legislation To Designate Purple Heart Day In Ohio

 
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“As the son of a World War II Navy fighter pilot as well has having an uncle who was wounded in action and two grandfathers who served in World War I, I am humbled to have garnered the unanimous and bipartisan support of my colleagues in the Ohio General Assembly,” Hughes stated. “I am proud to have sponsored this measure to designate a special day for those who have received a Purple Heart."

 
 

03.24.16 - Hughes Honors Columbus Police For 200 Years Of Service

 
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"Today, we honor the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for the safety of the Columbus community” said Hughes. “We owe a debt of gratitude to these professionals for their courage and commitment.”

 
 

03.18.16 - Hughes Seeks To Equip Schools To Address Growing Number Of Threats

 
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“These threats disrupt all school activities and place families and communities on edge whenever incidents occur,” said Hughes. “Keeping our school districts and students safe should be a priority for us all.”

 
 

02.29.16 - Hughes Introduces Bill Strengthening Penalties For Killing A Police K-9

 
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Jethro, a Canton Police Department K-9, was shot several times by a fleeing suspect after successfully foiling an attempted burglary. The suspect continued to fire at police officers outside the building and was later apprehended. Jethro was treated at a local emergency veterinary clinic, but his condition worsened and he died the next day. 

 
 
 
 
 

Senate District 16

 
Counties: Franklin (part)
 
 

Contact Senator Hughes

 
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-5981
Email Senator Hughes
 

Background

 
Hometown : Columbus
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :

State Senator since 2009; State Representative, 2000-2008


Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another four-year term