Ohio Senate President Keith Faber today named State Senator Joe Uecker to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on State Government Oversight and Reform. As a member of the House of Representatives, Uecker served as the Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Commerce and Labor during the previous legislative session.
“I believe that among the foundational goals held by all government officials should be to ensure an efficient, responsible government,” said Uecker. “I’m looking forward to doing just that as the Vice Chairman of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee.”
In addition to his Vice Chairmanship, Senator Uecker will also serve as a member of the Senate Civil Justice, Commerce and Labor, Energy and Natural Resources, Public Utilities, and Workforce and Economic Development Committees, as well as a member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Education.
"Providing adequate preventative dental care in underserved areas can help reduce the need for more costly medical and dental procedures down the road,” said Uecker. "I look forward to working alongside other members of this council to create opportunities for qualified dentists to practice in underserved areas."
"The fellows play an important role in our everyday work, while gaining invaluable experience that they can use throughout their careers," Uecker said. "I always look forward to working alongside them to create public policy that will benefit the people of our great state."
"I am grateful to President Obhof for choosing me to lead this Senate standing committee as we continue our efforts to improve government efficiency, strengthen public safety and make Ohio a place that offers abundant opportunity for our military service members as they return home," said Uecker.
"This honors the extensive firearm instruction that our service men and women undergo during their military training," said Uecker. "Our brave military men and women who carry firearms in defense of our country should also be allowed to carry their handgun for personal defense while at home."