State Senator Frank LaRose is currently serving his first term in the Ohio Senate. He represents the people of the 27th Ohio Senate District, which encompasses portions of Summit and Stark counties and all of Wayne County. A decorated Army veteran, Frank brings his experience, energy and passion to the Ohio General Assembly.
For the 130th General Assembly, Senator LaRose has been named Chairman of the Public Safety, Local Government & Veterans Affairs Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Public Utilities Committee. In these roles, he will help guide policy discussion covering a wide range of issues affecting Ohio’s safety forces, veterans, local governments and public utilities. LaRose was also appointed to the Agriculture Committee, the Transportation Committee, the State Government Oversight & Reform Committee, the Criminal Justice Committee, the budget-writing Finance Committee and the Finance Subcommittee on Medicaid.
Additionally, LaRose continues to serve as a member of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, which is comprised of members of both the Senate and House and is responsible for reviewing administrative rules proposed by state agencies, departments, boards and commissions. He has also been appointed to the Clean Ohio Council and the Ohio Homeland Security Advisory Council by the Senate President.
Senator LaRose developed his strong work ethic and sense of responsibility at a young age while working on a small family-owned farm in Northeast Ohio. Following his graduation from Copley High School, he enlisted in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne and eventually serving in the U.S. Special Forces as a Green Beret. During his decade in uniform Frank received numerous commendations and honors, including the Bronze Star.
LaRose continues to serve the public and give back to his community since leaving the Army. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Summit County Historical Society and the Ohio Historical Society and is the Jr. Vice Commander of the Fairlawn VFW. An Eagle Scout himself, he is also a member of the executive board for the Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Senator LaRose graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in consumer affairs and business. He and his wife Lauren live in Copley Township with their two daughters, Hadley and Ellison as well as their dog Rosie.
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