Larry Obhof proudly represents the people of the 22nd Senate District, which includes Medina, Ashland and Richland counties, as well as portions of Holmes County.
Senator Obhof is focused on improving Ohio’s economy and creating opportunities for economic growth. He is an advocate of fiscal responsibility, smaller government, and lower taxes. His knowledge and leadership led his colleagues to elect him to serve as President Pro Tempore for the 131st General Assembly. As President Pro Tempore, Senator Obhof is responsible for serving as the leader of the Senate in the absence of the Senate President.
Senator Obhof’s legal knowledge is essential for his role as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. He also serves on the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, Civil Justice Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Financial Institutions Committee, Rules and Reference Committee, and the Finance Corrections Subcommitee.
In addition to his legislative duties, Senator Obhof is an attorney and was part of the legal team that challenged the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law on behalf of a small business association and 26 states. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he has taught courses on legislation and civil procedure. Obhof graduated with degrees in Economics, History, and Political Science from The Ohio State University. He earned his law degree from Yale Law School.
Senator Obhof resides in Medina with his wife, Nicole, and their three daughters.