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Brian Chavez fills Vacant 30th District Senate Seat

By The Editors
December 7, 2023
On The Record

The Ohio Senate enthusiastically welcomed Brian Chavez as the new senator for Ohio's 30th District on Wednesday. Chavez is an extremely accomplished executive in the energy industry who lives in Reno, Ohio.

Chavez will serve the remainder of former Senator Frank Hoagland's term and then run for a full four-year term in November of 2024. Senator Hoagland retired December 1st.

“I’m humbled and honored to have been selected to serve the hardworking people of Ohio’s 30th Senate District," said Chavez. "I’ve long admired Senator Frank Hoagland, and I hope to build upon his successes. Our area of the state has unique challenges and opportunities. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in the Ohio Legislature to focus on the job of representing this region, and I’m ready to get to work!”

Chavez brings a wealth of experience and expertise on the energy industry to the Ohio Senate, which is crucial for a state where oil, gas, and hydraulic fracturing are such an important part of the state economy.

Click here to watch Chavez discuss these matters in detail with Senate president Matt Huffman on this weeks President's Podcact.

The new senator is the manager and owner of Reno Oil & Gas, Inc., which manages the drilling and field maintenance of more than 450 conventional gas and oil wells. He is also the owner of Chavez Well Service, LLC., and the CEO of Deeprock Disposal Solutions, LLC. 

Chavez is a member of the Oil and Gas Commission, appointed by the governor to the quasi-judicial board designed to resolve disputes between the Ohio Division of Natural Resources and operators of oil and gas wells. He was an engineer at Intel Corporation from 1996 to 2008 and has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico.    

The 30th District covers Washington, Athens, Belmont, Meigs, Morgan, Monroe, Noble, Harrison and Jefferson counties, as well as a portion of Guernsey County.