State Senator Sean J. O'Brien (D-Bazetta) is serving his first term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 32nd District which encompasses Trumbull and Ashtabula Counties and portions of Geauga County.  Senator O’Brien previously served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives beginning in 2010.

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Senator O'Brien Serves In the Following Committees :

AgricultureEnergy and Natural ResourcesJudiciaryPublic UtilitiesWays and Means

05.15.17 - Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus (OLTC) Holds Inaugural Session


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus (OLTC) held its inaugural meeting last week in Columbus.  The first of its kind in the nation at the state level, this informal group of like-minded state legislators from both parties and both chambers of the Ohio legislature is co-chaired by state Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta). It will work to advocate for all issues involving the development, maintenance, and preservation of all Ohio’s non-motorized trails.


05.05.17 - Senator O'Brien Urges Brazil To Extradite Claudia Hoerig


COLUMBUS - State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) introduced a concurrent resolution this week in the Ohio Senate urging the President of the United States, the US Secretary of State, and the US Congress to compel the nation of Brazil to extradite Claudia Hoerig to stand trial for the 2007 aggravated murder of her husband, Major Karl Hoerig.  Also included in Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 6 is a request for the United States to terminate foreign aid payments to Brazil if Claudia Hoerig is not extradited.


04.25.17 - Senator O'Brien Responds To Proposed Ohio House Budget Changes


COLUMBUS - Today, State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded to the version of the state biennial budget bill, House Bill (HB) 49, that was proposed by the Ohio House of Representatives.  Among other things, this version of the budget set to be voted on by the House cuts “all-funds spending” by roughly $2.5 billion for fiscal years 2018-2019, adds additional funding to the governor’s proposed budget for fighting the opioid epidemic in Ohio, and provides more funding for K-12 education.


04.18.17 - Sen. O'Brien Lauds PUCO Approval Of Natural Gas Settlement


Columbus- State Sen. Sean O’Brien (D-Bazetta) responded today to a deal reached between the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the soon-to-be defunct gas provider, Ohio Rural Natural Gas (ORNG).  Under the settlement, northeastern Ohio natural gas customers who were previously told they would be forced to pay to switch to a different provider will be allowed to keep their current service with no additional charge or gap in service.


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Senate District 32

Counties: Ashtabula, Geauga (part), Trumbull

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Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
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Hometown : Bazetta
Party : Democrat