|94th President of the Ohio Senate|
January 7, 2013
|Preceded by||Tom Niehaus|
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 12th district
January 2, 2007
|Preceded by||Jim Jordan|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 77th district
January 3, 2001-January 2, 2007
|Preceded by||Jim Buchy|
|Succeeded by||Jim Zehringer|
January 19, 1966 |
|Spouse(s)||Andrea Faber (2 children)|
|Alma mater||Oakland University (B.S.)
Ohio State University (J.D.)
Life and career
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. He defeated Democrat Bill Sell in the general election by about 14,000 votes. He won reelection in 2002, 2004, and 2006.
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. As President pro tempore, Faber was also vice chairman of the Senate Rules and Reference Committee. Faber won reelection to a second term in 2012, defeating Libertarian Paul Hinds with 79.07% of the vote.
Currently, Faber is serving as the 94th President of the Ohio Senate.
|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%|
|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%|
Faber is married to Andrea Faber, and together they have two children. They reside in Celina, Ohio.
- Blackwell, Kenneth 2000 primary election results (2000-03-07)
- Blackwell, Kenneth 2000 general election results (2000-11-07)
- Faber elected president pro tempore for 129th General Assembly
- Area’s state lawmakers take leadership spots
- Husted, Jon 2012 general election results (2012-11-06)
- The Ohio Senate: Senator Keith Faber (R) - District 12
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Keith L. Faber (OH) profile
- Follow the Money - Keith Faber