|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 6th district
January 11, 2011
|Preceded by||Jon Husted|
November 18, 2008-December 31, 2008
|Preceded by||Jeff Jacobson|
|Succeeded by||Jon Husted|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 37th district
January 5, 2009-January 10, 2011
|Preceded by||Jon Husted|
|Succeeded by||Jim Butler|
August 5, 1950 |
|Spouse(s)||Dr. Jim Lehner (5 children)|
|Alma mater||St. Mary of the Woods College (B.A.)|
Peggy Lehner is the state senator for the 6th District of the Ohio Senate. Formerly she served in the Ohio House of Representatives and on the Kettering City Council. She is the chairperson of the Senate Education Committee. Lehner is a Republican.
A graduate of St. Mary of the Woods College, Lehner was a three-term city councilwoman in Kettering, sat on the Ohio Ethics Commission from 1991 to 1997, served as a board member for the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority and has been active in efforts to address issues facing Dayton-area suburbs.
While Lehner was originally elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2008, she came first to the Statehouse as a member of the Ohio Senate. Senator Jeff Jacobson resigned his seat early, leaving a vacancy in an important lame duck session. Since Jacobson's elected successor Jon Husted was at that time serving as Speaker in the House of Representatives, he was unable to resign and take his new seat in the Senate. Therefore, Senate leadership appointed Lehner to temporarily take a seat in the Senate to fill out the remainder of Jacobson's term. Following a month-long tenure in the Senate, Lehner then began her term as in the House.
With incumbent and Speaker of the House Husted unable to run due to term limits, Lehner was ran as his replacement. She faced Democrat Andi Eveslage in the general election, and won by 16,000 votes. She easily won reelection in 2010.
Return to the Ohio Senate
Incumbent Senator Husted was elected as Ohio Secretary of State on November 2, 2010, and therefore was required resign his current seat in the Ohio Senate. Lehner, who preceded Husted, was named as a potential successor once the seat had been vacated. Lehner was up against five other potential appointees, including Representative Seth Morgan.
On December 13, 2010, it was announced that the Senate Republicans had decided to appoint Lehner to fill the remaining two years of Husted's term. In a homecoming of sorts, Lehner was sworn in to the seat she previously held on January 11, 2011. 
Lehner won a full term in the Ohio Senate in 2012, defeating Democrat Rick McKiddy with 63% of the vote.
- Finance: Education Sub.--VC
- Criminal Justice
- Medicaid, Health & Human Services
- Workforce & Economic Development
|Year||Office||Election||Votes for Lehner||%||Opponent||Party||Votes||%|
|2001||Kettering City Council||General||5,158||51%||Don Patterson||Democrat||4,974||49%|
|2008||Ohio House of Representatives||General||35,171||64%||Andi Eveslage||Democrat||19,089||36%|
|2012||Ohio Senate||General||103,183||62%||Rick McKiddy||Democrat||61,235||38%|
- Lehner a natural choice for House
- Brunner, Jennifer 2008 general election results (2008-11-04)
- Screening committee recommends Peggy Lehner to fill Husted Senate seat
- Hershey, William (2011-01-11). "Lehner appointed to state Senate - Butler, Buchy appointed to Dayton-area House seats.". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
- Lehner named committee chair
- Husted, Jon 2012 general election results (2012-11-06)
- The Ohio Senate: Senator Peggy Lehner (R) - District 6
- Peggy Lehner for Ohio, official campaign website
- The Ohio Ladies' Gallery: Peggy Lehner