3/17/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ohio Senate President Keith Faber, currently serving his second term as president of the Senate, will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on April 9 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.
Tickets for this luncheon/lecture event are $20 per person or a table of eight for $160. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Lisa Ormiston at (419) 289-5411 or firstname.lastname@example.org or order online at www.ashbrook.org.
Faber served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. Before joining Senate Leadership in 2009 as Majority Leader, Faber served as a member of the budget-writing Finance & Financial Institutions Committee, Vice Chairman of the Senate Insurance, Commerce & Labor Committee and as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Government Oversight.
Faber also represents the Senate on the Legislative Service Commission Board State Ballot Board, the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee and the Redistricting, Reapportionment & Demographic Research Legislative Taskforce.
At the Statehouse, Faber has been a strong advocate for lower taxes, restraint in state spending and an overall smaller, more responsible government. For his efforts, Faber has been named a Watchdog of the Treasury five times and Outstanding Legislator of the Year by the United Conservatives of Ohio.
Inspired by input he gathered in field hearings throughout the summer of 2008 as chairman of the Regulatory Reform Task Force, Faber is actively working to reduce government red tape that drives up costs, burdens small businesses and hinders job creation. His work on regulatory reform resulted in the National Federation of Independent Business honoring him with the Guardian of Small Business Award in 2010, a year in which he was also named the Public Official of the Year by the Ohio Restaurant Association. It was this same commitment that led him to work with Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Ohio Governor John Kasich to draft Ohio’s CSI Initiative, which enforces common sense business regulations in Ohio.
Faber also has been honored for his work to promote strong families and traditional Ohio values, including receiving the Moms for Ohio’s Public Service Award for promoting pro-family values.
He earned his Juris Doctorate from Ohio State University in 1991. He did his undergraduate work in public administration/policy with a minor in biology, graduating with honors from Oakland University in Michigan in 1988.
The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government through educational programs for students, teachers and citizens.