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 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.

02.10.16 - Hughes Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation To Protect Children And Pets

 
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"Each year, heartbreaking stories of children and pets locked in vehicles during excessively hot or cold temperatures result in terrible tragedies," said Hughes. "This legislation will allow good samaritans to prevent such tragedies when necessary without hesitation, saving the life of vulnerable children and pets."

 

 
 

01.29.16 - Hughes Credits Increased Efficiency, Less Regulation For Ohio's Economic Success

 
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"These record business filings and encouraging employment numbers go to show that reducing burdensome regulation in Ohio's business climate not only increases efficiency but leads to positive economic growth," Hughes said.

 
 

01.28.16 - Bill To Protect Children And Pets Locked In Vehicles Passes From Senate Committee

 
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“I appreciated the unanimous, bipartisan support that Substitute Senate Bill 215 received during the committee process,” Hughes stated. “My legislative intent is to allow individuals in emergency situations to break car windows in order to rescue children and pets that are left in parked cars with no way out.”

 
 

01.26.16 - Hughes Announces Passage Of Legislation Designating "Buck Rinehart Memorial Highway"

 
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“I am humbled by the bipartisan unanimous support Senate Bill 60 received in the Ohio General Assembly,” said Hughes. “I am pleased to honor this public servant whom I grew up knowing and respected immensely.”

 
 
 
 
 

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