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Hearcel F. Craig brings a strong background of public service to the Statehouse as he serves in his first term as state Senator, representing Ohio's 15th Senate District.

A Columbus City Councilman from 2007-2014, Craig led the city's Veterans Affairs Committee to help meet the needs of veterans, service personnel and their families.

In March 2021, Senator Craig joined the Democratic leadership team as Assistant Minority Whip.

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January 31, 2023

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) issued the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine's State of the State address:

 
January 3, 2023

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) took the oath of office to serve in the Ohio Senate as Assistant Minority Leader during the 135th General Assembly.

 
November 16, 2022

Today, the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus voted on and announced caucus leadership for the 135th General Assembly, beginning in January 2023. The Caucus voted to elect state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) as Minority Leader.

 
October 13, 2022

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig issued a statement celebrating the release of a new report by the Ohio Commission for the U.S. Semiquincentennial, a state commission established last year and charged to plan, encourage, develop, and coordinate the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States and the impact of Ohioans on the nation's past, present, and future.

 
September 2, 2022

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) issued the following statement:

 
August 23, 2022

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) issued the following statement after members of the Columbus Education Association went on strike after an impasse over negotiations with the Columbus City Schools for safer working and learning conditions:

 
June 3, 2022

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) issued the following statement to praise the Ohio Senate's passage of Senate Bill 323, which designates a portion of State Route 315, extending from King Avenue to Broad Street in Columbus, as the "Jesse Owens Memorial Highway."

 
June 1, 2022

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) praised the Ohio Senate's passage of House Bill 687, the state Capital Budget that appropriates $10.7 million for 20 economic development projects in Ohio's 15th Senate District, which includes part of Franklin County.

 
May 25, 2022

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) issued the following statement in response to a mass shooting this week at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 children and two teachers.

 
May 4, 2022

Today, state Senator Hearcel F. Craig (D-Columbus) congratulated the 2022 class of the City of Columbus Hall of Fame: Maude Hill, Mary Teresa Funk, Rev. Dr. James Poindexter and Ned Pettus Jr., whom Senator Craig spoke about during the ceremony.

 
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