Senate District 16
Stephanie Kunze
Ohio Senate District 16
Counties: Franklin (part)
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April 2022: State of the State and other Legislative UpdatesDecember 2021: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!November 2021: October marked Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout OhioOctober 2021: Celebrating Hope and RecoveryJune 2021: Collin's Law and Expanding Human Trafficking Justice ActMay 2021: Preparing the State's Two-Year Operating BudgetApril 2021: Expanding Broadband AccessMarch 2021: Protecting College Students from Dangerous Campus CulturesFebruary 2021: Promoting Economic Growth in OhioJanuary 2021: 134th General Assembly Legislative PrioritiesDecember 2020: Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from State Senator Stephanie KunzeNovember 2020: A Message of Thanks and Gratitude from State Senator Stephanie KunzeOctober 2020: Providing Critical Relief for Ohio Families and BusinessesSeptember 2020: Poll Workers Needed In OhioAugust 2020: Be Informed & Get Involved: Voting in OhioJuly 2020: Funding School Construction and Public Infrastructure ProgramsJune 2020: Maintaining Crucial Investments in Ohio's SchoolsMay 2020: Getting Ohio Back to WorkApril 2020: In This Together Ohio: A Message from State Senator Stephanie KunzeMarch 2020: A Message from Senator Kunze Regarding COVID-19 Resources for OhioansFebruary 2020: Working to Prevent Distracted DrivingJanuary 2020: Continuing Our Good Work in the New YearDecember 2019: Happy Holidays from State Senator Stephanie KunzeNovember 2019: Wishing You a Blessed Thanksgiving!October 2019: Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the StatehouseSeptember 2019: Working to Provide Food Security in Central OhioAugust 2019: August is Ohio Military Family MonthApril 2019: The State's Operating Budget: Investing in OhioJanuary 2019: An Update From State Senator Stephanie KunzeAugust 2018: Constituent Update
Senator Stephanie Kunze
Senate Building
1 Capitol Square
1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Hometown: Hilliard
(614) 466-5981
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Senator Stephanie Kunze is currently serving her second term in the Ohio Senate representing the people of the 16th Senate District on the western side of Franklin County including the cities of Dublin, Galloway, Grove City, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Worthington and portions of Clintonville and Columbus.

Senator Kunze has called Ohio home for more than 25 years. While raising her two daughters with her husband Matt, she dedicated her time to volunteer leadership and service in her community and was elected to the Hilliard City Council in 2009. Her commitment to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs led her to be a founding member of LocaLevelEvents, which was created to encourage those who live and work in an area to support their local businesses, schools and community. In addition, she volunteers with groups to address the needs and challenges of suburban poverty in her community. She is passionate about advocating for children and families to make Ohio the most attractive state to live, work, and play.

She serves as Co-chair on the Infant Mortality Commission and is committed to helping the state reduce its infant death rate and see more of Ohio’s youngest citizens live to see their first birthday. During her two terms in the Ohio House representing the 24th Ohio House District, she played a key role in the passage of legislation aimed at reducing Ohio’s alarming infant mortality rate. She looks forward to continuing her focus on fighting this heartbreaking issue.

Senator Kunze has successfully championed legislation delivering justice for victims of sexual violence. During her time in the Senate, she has championed bills that have helped those who have been trafficked to expunge their records, gain a certificate of qualification for employment, and increased penalties for promoting prostitution. 

Senator Kunze is a member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce, Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce, The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, and Franklin County Farm Bureau. Senator Kunze graduated with a degree in English from Indiana University.

134th General Assembly Committee Assignments:

- Transportation (Chairman)

- Local Government and Elections Committee

- Insurance Committee

- Financial Institutions and Technology Committee 

- Rules & Reference Committee

134th General Assembly Appointments:

-Ohio Children’s Trust Fund

-Governor’s Executive Workforce Board

-The Commission on Minority Health

-Former Co-chair of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission

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