As part of the opening ceremonies of the 130th General Assembly, State Senator Cliff Hite, R–Findlay, was officially sworn in (pictured) earlier this week as the Senator for the 1st District. Hite was first appointed to the State Senate in 2011 to fill the unexpired term of State Senator Steve Buehrer. Prior to his appointment he was elected three times to the Ohio House of Representatives.
“As a parent, grandparent, and teacher, I can think of no greater purpose than to make certain that we have a strong, responsible, and efficient government to pass to the next generation,” said Hite. “I believe that the work we have done in the Statehouse over the past few years has brought us closer to doing just that. With a balanced budget, a plummeting unemployment rating, and lower taxes, I am confident that Ohio is on a good path.”
During his tenure in the Ohio House of Representatives he was named to the powerful Finance and Appropriations Committee. As Senator, he has chaired the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Senator Hite resides with his wife in Findlay. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Senator Hite represents the 1st Ohio Senate District which encompasses all or parts of Logan, Hardin, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Williams Counties. For more information, please visit http://www.OhioSenate.gov/Hite.