Ohio Senate Republicans have elected AIA-Ohio Past President,Senator Chris Widener, FAIA, from Springfield, to the Senate’s number two (2) position, President Pro Tempore for the 130thOhio General Assembly, which starts in January. Sen. Keith Faber (R-Celina) was elected president, Sen. Tom Patton (R-Strongsville) was re-elected as majority floor leader, and Sen. Larry Obhof (R-Medina) moved into the majority whip spot. 

Governor John Kasich has filled one of the two vacant architect seats on the Board of Building Standards with Jeff Samuelson, AIA, NCARB from Kettering. 

Congratulations to both Chris and Jeff!