Kristina Roegner

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Kristina Roegner
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 37th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Mike Moran
Personal details
Born (1968-11-27) November 27, 1968 (age 48)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Hudson, Ohio, U.S.
Alma mater Tufts University
Profession Mechanical Engineer
Religion Christian

Kristina Roegner (born November 27, 1968) is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 37th District since 2011. Her district encompasses suburban Akron, including Hudson, Stow, Twinsburg and a portion of Cuyahoga Falls.

Career[edit]

Roegner graduated Cum Laude from Tufts University in 1990 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Soon after, she worked for Westinghouse Power Generation overhauling power turbines, from 1990-1993.

She then moved on to consulting. Roegner entered public office in 2004, when she was seated on the Hudson City Council.

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

When Mike Moran won the 42nd District in 2008, he took a seat in what was traditionally a Republican district. Therefore, he was a top target for House Republicans in 2010, and Roegner was fielded to try and unseat him.[1] In the end, she went on to beat Moran 51% to 49%.[2]

For the 129th General Assembly, Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder named Roegner as a member of the Republican majority caucus' Policy Committee.[3] She was sworn into office on January 3, 2011.

Roegner won reelection to the seat in 2012 with 54.18% of the vote over Democrat Tom Schmida, and again in 2014 with 58% of the vote. She is known for being one of the most conservative members of the House, despite her competitive district.

Committee assignments[edit]

Initiatives and positions[edit]

While in a traditionally swing district, Roegner supported a controversial bill that looked to limit collective bargaining for public employees, stating that it is something taxpayers should celebrate.[4]

Roegner has also been an advocate for selling state lands for oil and natural gas drilling, including on Lake Erie. She had urged rejection of the amendment, which would have added an extra layer of protection for Lake Erie on top of an existing federal ban on drilling, stating that it is foolish to let only Canada reep the benefits of the reserves underneath the lake.[5]

She has been critical of Governor John Kasich and his education funding formulas, calling them "wealth redistribution".

Elected history[edit]

Ohio House 37th District: Results 2010 to 2014
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2010 Mike Moran 19,825 49% Kristina Roegner 21,240 51%
2012 Tom Schmida 27,460 46% Kristina Roegner 31,378 54%
2014 David Worhatch 14,015 42% Kristina Roegner 19,816 58%

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