Keith Faber

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Keith Faber
94th President of the Ohio Senate
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
Preceded by Tom Niehaus
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 12th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2, 2007
Preceded by Jim Jordan
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 77th district
In office
January 3, 2001-January 2, 2007
Preceded by Jim Buchy
Succeeded by Jim Zehringer
Personal details
Born (1966-01-19) January 19, 1966 (age 48)
Troy, Michigan[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Andrea Faber (2 children)
Residence Celina, Ohio
Alma mater Oakland University (B.S.)
Ohio State University (J.D.)
Profession Attorney
Religion Lutheran

Keith Faber is the 94th President of the Ohio Senate and the state Senator for the 12th District. He formerly served in the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican.

Life and career[edit]

Faber is the principal partner with Faber and Associates in Celina, a law firm specializing in civil litigation and mediation, helping courts and parties resolve matters without trial. He earned his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1991.

With incumbent Jim Buchy unable to run for another term in the House in 2000, Faber sought to replace him. He faced a primary race with fellow Republican Terry Haworth, and won by about 1,300 votes.[2] He defeated Democrat Bill Sell in the general election by about 14,000 votes.[3] He won reelection in 2002, 2004, and 2006.

Ohio Senate[edit]

With Jim Jordan vacating the seat after winning a seat in Congress, Faber was one of seven who sought to replace him, along with Derrick Seaver, Gene Krebs, Robert J. Luckey III, Toni Slusser, Vincent Foulk and Kreg Allison. Faber won the support of Senate Republicans, and took the seat in the Senate in February 2007. Soon after the appointment, Senate President Bill Harris appointed Faber to the Senate Finance and Financial Institutions Committee.

For the 128th General Assembly, Faber served as Senate majority floor leader, and in the 129th General Assembly, he served as President pro tempore, the second highest post in the Senate.[4] As President pro tempore, Faber was also vice chairman of the Senate Rules and Reference Committee.[5] Faber won reelection to a second term in 2012, defeating Libertarian Paul Hinds with 79.07% of the vote.[6]

Currently, Faber is serving as the 94th President of the Ohio Senate.

Committee assignments[edit]

  • Rules--Chair
  • Reference

Electoral History[edit]

Ohio Senate 12th District: Results 2008 to 2012
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct Independent Votes Pct Libertarian Votes Pct
2008 Thomas Matthew 46,273 28.98% Keith Faber 106,637 66.79% Jack Kaffenberger 6,750 4.23%
2012 None Keith Faber 111,694 78.84% Paul Hinds 29,974 21.16%
Ohio House 77th District: Results 2000 to 2006
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2000 Bill Sell 18,232 36.2% Keith Faber 32,132 63.8%
2002 Ben Amstutz 9,483 24.16% Keith Faber 28,353 76.84%
2004 Betsy Marshall 17,131 30.2% Keith Faber 39,600 60.8%
2006 Betsy Marshall 15,522 34.82% Keith Faber 29,060 65.18%

Personal Life[edit]

Faber is married to Andrea Faber, and together they have two children. They reside in Celina, Ohio.

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