|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 34th district
January 5, 2009
|Preceded by||Tom Brinkman|
October 15, 1964 |
|Residence||Anderson Township, Ohio|
|Alma mater||St. Xavier High School (1982), Kenyon College, Ohio State University|
Peter Stautberg is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 34th District since 2009. He currently is chairman of the House Public Utilities Committee.
Ohio House of Representatives
With incumbent Representative Tom Brinkman unable to run due to term limits, Stautberg and two others sought to replace him. In the primary, Stautberg was narrowly victorious, winning 35% of the electorate. He faced Democrat Jeff Sinnard in the general election, and won by about 11,000 votes. He won reelection in 2010.
For the 129th General Assembly, Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder has named Stautberg as a member of the Republican majority caucus' Policy Committee. He also serves on the Ways and Means Committee; and on the committees of Public Utilities (as Chairman); and Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development. He also serves on the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District Board of Trustees; and the Ohio Arts Council.
Stautberg won a third term in 2012 over Democrat Nathan Wissman with 67.07% of the vote.
Policies and positions
In one of his first measures of 2011, Stautberg and Tom Letson have introduced legislation that would ensure that only one state has adult guardianship jurisdiction at any one time over incompetent individuals and specifies a procedure for transferring guardianship to another state.
In another proposal with Letson, Stautberg is looking to authorize probate court judges to appoint employees but leave the judge open to personal liability for actions that occur within the scope of their employment. Currently both probate and juvenile judges face personal liability for acts or omissions of appointees and employees, he said. Other judges don't face personal liability for similar actions. "These amendments are necessary to create consistency in the law and will promote confidence in the law by providing for the protection of Ohio's probate and juvenile judges," he said.
- Brunner, Jennifer 2008 primary election results (2008-03-04)
- Brunner, Jennifer 2008 general election results (2008-11-04)
- Ohio House: Batchelder Announces House GOP Policy Committee
- Mssrs. Stautberg and Letson: Judicial Liability