|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 37th district
January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Mike Moran|
November 27, 1968 |
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
|Residence||Hudson, Ohio, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Tufts University|
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.
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
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 to unseat him. In the end, she went on to beat Moran 51% to 49%.
For the 129th General Assembly, Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder named Roegner as a member of the Republican majority caucus' Policy Committee. 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.
Initiatives and positions
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.
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.
On March 10, 2016, Roegner was ticketed for driving a vehicle with license plates that had expired in November, 2014.
|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%|
- Moran vs. Roegner in 42nd House District
- Brunner, Jennifer 2010 general election results Archived copy at the Library of Congress (November 9, 2011). (2010-11-02)
- Ohio House: Batchelder Announces House GOP Policy Committee
- "Public workers of collective bargaining rights in peril". Akron Beacon Journal. 2011-03-30. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
- Provance, Jim (2011-05-27). "Ohio House OKs drilling in parks". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
- Ohio House of Representatives - Rep. Kristina Roegner
- Kristina for Ohio official campaign site