Keith Faber

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Keith Faber
94th President of the Ohio Senate
Assumed office
January 7, 2013
Preceded by Tom Niehaus
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 12th district
Assumed office
January 2, 2007
Preceded by Jim Jordan
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 77th district
In office
January 3, 2001 – January 2, 2007
Preceded by Jim Buchy
Succeeded by Jim Zehringer
Personal details
Born (1966-01-19) January 19, 1966 (age 55)
Troy, Michigan, U.S.[1]
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Andrea Faber
Children 2
Alma mater Oakland University
Ohio State University
Religion Roman Catholicism

Keith Faber (born January 19, 1966) is the 94th President of the Ohio Senate and the state Senator for the 12th District. He formerly served in the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Republican.

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.[2] He defeated Democrat Bill Sell in the general election by about 14,000 votes.[3] He won reelection in 2002, 2004, and 2006.

Ohio Senate

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.[4] As President pro tempore, Faber was also vice chairman of the Senate Rules and Reference Committee.[5] Faber won reelection to a second term in 2012, defeating Libertarian Paul Hinds with 79.07% of the vote.[6]

Currently, Faber is serving as the 94th President of the Ohio Senate.

Committee assignments

Electoral History

Ohio Senate: Results 2008 to 2012
Year SD Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct Independent Votes Pct Libertarian Votes Pct
2008 12 Thomas Matthew 46,273 28.98% Keith Faber 106,637 66.79% Jack Kaffenberger 6,750 4.23%
2012 12 None Keith Faber 111,694 78.84% Paul Hinds 29,974 21.16%
Ohio House: Results 2000 to 2006
Year HD Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2000 77 Bill Sell 18,232 36.2% Keith Faber 32,132 63.8%
2002 77 Ben Amstutz 9,483 24.16% Keith Faber 28,353 76.84%
2004 77 Betsy Marshall 17,131 30.2% Keith Faber 39,600 60.8%
2006 77 Betsy Marshall 15,522 34.82% Keith Faber 29,060 65.18%
2016 84 Ed Huff, Jr. Keith Faber

Personal Life

Faber is married to Andrea Faber, and together they have two children. They reside in Celina, Ohio.


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