|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 14th district
January 7, 2013
|Preceded by||Tom Niehaus|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 66th district
January 3, 2005-December 31, 2012
|Preceded by||Jean Schmidt|
|Succeeded by||John Becker|
November 27, 1954 |
|Alma mater||Moeller High School, University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University|
|Profession||Sales, Business Owner, Law Enforcement|
Uecker worked in law enforcement for the City of Deer Park, Clermont County Sheriff's Office, and the City of Montgomery before parlaying his management degree into the private sector in 1988. He also co-owned a private business for three years. Uecker worked as the Administrator of the Clermont County Engineer's Office from 1993 until 2004 and was also a Miami Township Trustee from 1990-2004.
When incumbent Jean Schmidt decided to run for the Ohio Senate, Uecker was one of five who ran for her open House seat. He won with 40.26% of the electorate. He ran unopposed in the general election, and began his term in 2005.
In 2006, he won a second term against Democrat William Newby with 63.59% of the vote, and again ran unopposed for a third term in 2008. For a final term in 2010, Uecker defeated Libertarian Barry Cox with 79.94& of the vote.
In 2012, Uecker was term limited from the Ohio House of Representatives and opted to run for an open seat in the Ohio Senate. He won a four way primary with 42.37% of the vote. He was unopposed in the general election.
- Andrews, Cindy (2004-01-03). "Republicans face off in March primary". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
- Blackwell, Kenneth 2004 primary election results (2004-03-02)
- 62-vote difference means a recount in state Senate
- Blackwell, Kenneth 2006 general election results (2006-11-07)
- Dems likely short of taking control of Ohio House
- Ohio House District 66
- Joe Uecker for State Senate official campaign site