Rep. Sears talks about legislation on the House floor
Rep. Sears talks about legislation on the House floor
 Rep. Sears discussing priority legislation for the 131st General Assembly at a press conference
Rep. Sears discussing priority legislation for the 131st General Assembly at a press conference
 Rep. Sears with her sons on swearing in day
Rep. Sears with her sons on swearing in day
Reps. Sears and Gonzales attend a bill signing
Reps. Sears and Gonzales attend a bill signing
 The women of the Republican Caucus with Speaker Batchelder on Go Red For Women Day
The women of the Republican Caucus with Speaker Batchelder on Go Red For Women Day
 Rep. Sears speaks on the House floor during session.
Rep. Sears speaks on the House floor during session.
Rep. Sears presents a commendation in front of the Statehouse.
Rep. Sears presents a commendation in front of the Statehouse.
 Rep. Sears presents a commendation from the Ohio House.  It is accepted by Marcos Ambrose on the behalf of NASCAR.
Rep. Sears presents a commendation from the Ohio House. It is accepted by Marcos Ambrose on the behalf of NASCAR.
 Rep. Sears and Rep. Amstutz before session
Rep. Sears and Rep. Amstutz before session
Rep. Sears presents a House resolution
Rep. Sears presents a House resolution
 Rep. Sears receives the Watchdog of the Treasury Award
Rep. Sears receives the Watchdog of the Treasury Award
 Rep. Sears offers testimony in committee
Rep. Sears offers testimony in committee
Rep. Sears with Speaker Batchelder with a school group in the Statehouse
Rep. Sears with Speaker Batchelder with a school group in the Statehouse
 Rep. Sears presents a House resolution
Rep. Sears presents a House resolution
 Rep. Sears during House session
Rep. Sears during House session
 

State Representative Barbara Sears is currently serving in her fourth term. She represents the 47th House District, which includes parts of Lucas and Fulton counties.  For the 130th General Assembly, she was elected by her colleagues to serve as Majority Floor Leader for the Ohio House of Representatives. She will continue serving in that capacity for the 131st General Assembly.

 
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Representative Sears Serves In the Following Committees :

FinanceFinance Subcommittee on Health and Human ServicesHealth and AgingInsurance
 
 
 
 

12.14.15 - Ohio House Republicans Respond To Attorney General's Planned Parenthood Findings

 

COLUMBUS—In response to findings issued Friday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine regarding his investigation into Planned Parenthood, four House Republican lawmakers held a press conference to announce legislation that addresses some of the findings in the report.

 
 

11.19.15 - Guest Column From State Representative Barbara Sears

 

As a legislator, one of my biggest goals is to ensure Ohio provides the best economic opportunities for both employers and employees. There are a number of ways to accomplish this goal, however over the past five years the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has proven its ability to contribute to this objective, to the benefit of all Ohioans

 
 

11.09.15 - Rep. Sears Introduces Legislation Updating Ohio's Unemployment Compensation Law

 
COLUMBUS -

State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Monclova Township) today announced the recent introduction of House Bill 394, legislation that makes several changes to Ohio’s unemployment compensation law. As a leader on reforms to unemployment compensation in the Ohio House of Representatives, Rep. Sears is a sponsor of the bill.

 
 

07.07.15 - Guest Column: State Budget Process Comes To A Close

 

Perhaps the most important responsibility of the Ohio General Assembly is deciding how the state spends its money. My colleagues and I in the Ohio House have been hard at work on the state budget since Governor Kasich unveiled his proposal in February. The governor’s budget proposal was introduced in the House as House Bill 64 and assigned to the House Finance Committee for deliberation. Over several months, the House crafted its own version of a budget plan, which was then sent to the Senate for their input. After a conference committee between the two legislative chambers, the budget was recently signed into law by Governor Kasich.

 
 
 

Connect With Representative Sears

 
Representative Barbara R. Sears
District 47
77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 466-1731
Fax      (614) 719-6946
Email Representative Sears
 
Leadership Position : Majority Floor Leader
Hometown : Monclova Township
Party : Republican
Elected Experience :
Current Term : Expires December 2016 / Not eligible to run for another term