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.
Trick-or-treat is a fun time for kids to get outdoors, enjoy some tasty treats and wear spooky costumes alongside their friends and family. As families take to the streets for an evening of tricking and treating, it is important to incorpoate some extra precautions to ensure a safe, exciting and memorable occasion.
“I’m honored to join families across Ohio in raising awareness about Down syndrome," said Uecker. "Any way we can provide support to Ohioans who live with Down syndrome and their families is important."
The end of the summer marks the beginning of a new season of adventure for Ohio's hunters and anglers. This Saturday, I hope you will join me in celebrating the 44th annual National Hunting and Fishing Day by taking advantage of the countless opportunities for Ohio's sportsmen and sportswomen to enjoy the great outdoors.
“This is another step in our continued efforts to combat Ohio’s opiate addiction epidemic,” said Uecker. “By strengthening our prevention efforts in Ohio’s classrooms, we can help to ensure that our children are equipped to make responsible choices rather than addressing the problem through the criminal justice system and addiction services.”