Representative Candice Keller - House District 53
 

05.16.18 - Rep. Keller Testifies On Legislation Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) testified before the House Federalism & Interstate Relations Committee on House Concurrent Resolution 26, a measure she is sponsoring that names Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.

 
 

05.16.18 - Reps. Keller, Rezabek Provide Support For Tax Credit Legislation

 


COLUMBUS—State Representatives Jeffery Rezabek (R-Clayton) and Candice Keller (R-Middletown) provided sponsor testimony in the House Ways and Means Committee for House Bill 575, legislation they jointly sponsored. House Bill 575 seeks to provide financial relief for volunteer firefighters and certain volunteer emergency personnel, and to incentivize Ohioans to continue to offer volunteer services to their communities.

 
 

04.13.18 - Rep. Keller Announces Passage Of Legislation To Improve Security Measures In Schools

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) announced passage of legislation to establish certain qualifications and training requirements for school resource officers (SROs). House Bill 318 also permits SROs to provide a specified range of services to the schools they serve.

 
 

04.13.18 - State Rep. Keller Recognizes Efforts Of Faith-Based Communities' Drug Crisis Outreach

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today applauded the passage of House Resolution 299 by the Ohio House of Representatives. The resolution was sponsored by Reps. Ron Young (R-Leroy Township) and Timothy Ginter (R-Salem) and recognizes the statewide efforts of faith-based communities for victims of the drug crisis throughout Ohio. These communities are comprised of compassionate individuals who have supported and assisted countless fellow Ohioans suffering from abuse of opioids and other drugs.

 
 

04.13.18 - Rep. Keller Applauds House Approval Of OhioCorps Program

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced the passage of legislation that is aimed at helping Ohio’s students, specifically those who are at-risk.

 
 

03.21.18 - Rep. Keller Announces Permanent Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today applauded the passage of Substitute Senate Bill 226, legislation sponsored by State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Westerville). Sub. S.B. 226 creates an annual sales tax-exemption holiday over a three-day period in the month of August. The tax holiday applies to clothing, school supplies and instructional materials.

 
 

03.21.18 - Rep. Keller Announces Passage Of Bill Creating Protections For Victims Of Sexual Crimes

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced the passage of the Victims Privacy and Protection Act by the Ohio House of Representatives, legislation sponsored by Rep. Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton). House Bill 451 excludes certain depictions of victims from being released in public records requests, removing the possibility of re-victimization in situations that are often already traumatizing.

 
 

03.08.18 - Rep. Keller To Join Officials In Washington D.C. To Discuss Sanctuary Cities

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced that she will be attending a meeting facilitated by William Kirkland, Head of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, to discuss the issue of sanctuary cities.

 
 

02.22.18 - Rep. Keller Applauds BWC For Awarding Grant To Trenton City Fire Department

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) applauded the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for approving grant money for the Trenton City Fire Department.

 
 

02.07.18 - State Rep. Keller Announces Passage Of Legislation Expanding Broadband Access Across Ohio

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) announced that the Ohio House recently passed legislation that would help fund projects that provide broadband to underserved regions of the state.

 
 

02.07.18 - Rep. Keller Announces Passage Of Legislation Clarifying Taxes On Oil And Gas Industry

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) announced that the Ohio House passed legislation clarifying when sales tax can be collected within the oil and gas industry. House Bill 430 clarifies and narrows the scope of already existing exemptions.

 
 

12.06.17 - Rep. Keller Applauds Approval Of Tax Credit For Company In Butler County

 
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State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today applauded the approval of a project by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) that is expected to create 85 new full-time jobs at Deceuninck North America LLC.

 
 

11.29.17 - Rep. Keller Announces House Passage Of Bill Supporting Palliative Care Initiatives

 
COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced that the Ohio House has passed House Bill 286, legislation sponsored by Rep. Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) related to palliative care.

 
 

11.01.17 - Guest Column: Combatting The Opioid Epidemic

 
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There has not been a day that goes by here at the Statehouse where the words “heroin” or “opioids” have not been spoken in my office. Ohio’s overdose deaths hit 4,050 last year. Being from southwest Ohio, the amount of overdoses in our communities definitely reaches the level of “epidemic.” Just a few months ago, Cincinnati was in the national headlines as the Washington Post had an article titled: “’This is unprecedented’: 174 heroin overdoses in 6 days in Cincinnati.” 

 
 

10.12.17 - Rep. Keller Applauds Passage Of Legislation Supporting Veterans' Organizations

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation granting certain veterans’ organizations an exemption from property taxes.

 
 

09.22.17 - Rep. Keller Announces Passage Of Legislation Eliminating Tax On Prescription Eyewear

 
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State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) announced passage of House Bill 116, sponsored by State Representative Derek Merrin (R-Monclova Township), which eliminates the sales and use tax on prescription lenses, frames, contacts or other devices that aid an individual’s vision.

 
 

09.14.17 - State Rep. Keller Votes To Pass Disaster Relief Act Out Of Ohio House

 
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State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) announced the passage of the Disaster Relief Act, legislation sponsored by Rep. Scott Ryan (R-Granville) that will exempt out-of-state businesses and employees from certain taxes when they come to Ohio for disaster-related work.

 
 

07.31.17 - Rep. Keller Announces Sales Tax Holiday For First Weekend Of August

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced that a sales tax holiday is set to be held the first weekend of August. The intent of the sales tax holiday, as established by legislation approved earlier this year, is to provide parents with some tax relief during back-to-school shopping in preparation for the new school year and to stimulate economic activity for Ohio’s retailers.

 
 

06.15.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Candice Keller: Mentoring A Child: A Life-Changing Experience

 

I had trouble sleeping the other night and began reading about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Oddly enough, he referred to how important it was in his life for his father to spend time with him, while they worked under the hood of a car doing auto repairs. It made me think about the importance of a responsible adult in the life of a child. Steve was adopted, and his adoptive father took time to do this simple task with him, something he referred to after he had gained great success in his life. In other words, it was very important to him. And it had nothing to do with computers or wealth or a university education.

 
 

06.13.17 - Rep. Keller Applauds Funding For Renovations At Miami University

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) announced that the State Controlling Board this week approved the release of funding for a variety of renovation projects at Miami University in Oxford.

 
 

06.08.17 - State Reps. Keller, Conditt Honor The 2016 Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Champions

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Margy Conditt (R-Liberty Township) yesterday presented a resolution honoring the Ohio Steel Stingers as 2016 Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Champions.

 
 

06.06.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Candice Keller: Graduation: Being Part Of A Select Few

 

One of the reasons graduation season is one of the greatest is because every graduation is truly a miracle. It is a miracle of dedication, perseverance, and hard work. To those graduating from the following high schools: Madison Senior, New Miami, Edgewood, Talawanda, Monroe Senior, Middletown, Ross, Hamilton, Summit Academy, Middletown Christian, Ohio Christian Academy, Marshall, or to those graduating from homeschooling, you have chosen not to be in the 19 percent of Ohioans who won’t graduate high school this year, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Education. There may be various circumstances that prohibited those who haven’t graduated, such as poverty, family traumas, or even hunger. Regardless of difficult circumstances, you overcame any obstacles and became part of the 81 percent.

 
 

05.25.17 - Representative Keller Applauds Continuation Of Ohio Sales Tax Holiday

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) yesterday applauded the passage of Senate Bill 9 by the Ohio House of Representatives, which would create a sales tax holiday during the first weekend of August 2017.

 
 

05.18.17 - Rep. Keller Announces Passage Of Bill To Help Police Better Communicate With Disabled Ohioans

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced passage of House Bill 115, which would establish a voluntary program to help facilitate effective communication between law enforcement and individuals with communication disabilities.

 
 

05.10.17 - Rep. Keller Announces Passage Of "Epinephrine Accessibility Act"

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced passage of House Bill 101, the Epinephrine Accessibility Act, which seeks to make epinephrine auto-injectors more affordable and accessible for Ohioans who rely on the medication to treat life-threatening allergic reactions.

 
 

05.10.17 - State Rep. Keller Honors The National SBDC Of The Year

 

COLUMBUS—Today, State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) presented a resolution commending the Butler County Small Business Development Center on being named the National SBDC of the Year. The award was presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration at its 2017 National Small Business Week ceremony.

 
 

03.28.17 - State Rep. Keller Announces District Winner Of 2017 Ohio House Of Representatives Student Art Exhibition

 
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State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced Kaleb Joseph as the 53rd House District winner of the 2017 Ohio House of Representatives Student Art Exhibition.

 
 

03.16.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Candice Keller: Butler Tech: Striving To Prepare Ohio's Workforce For The Future

 

I recently had the opportunity to tour Butler Tech, a career technical school within the 53rd Ohio House District that launched a new Workforce Services department. Workforce development has been an important focal point of the state over the past few years, as we’ve created programs and encouraged policies that facilitate a better connection between the labor force and education. As we’ve seen, many times, students will pursue a traditional four-year program at a college and university only to struggle to find employment afterwards. Departments like Workforce Services at Butler Tech help many looking for employment gain skills and qualifications through alternative avenues.

 
 

03.16.17 - Rep. Keller Applauds House Passage Of Bipartisan Legislation Increasing Access To Summer Meal Programs

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) yesterday applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that permits non-profit organizations to operate summer food programs in a school facility. House Bill 80 was joint sponsored by Representatives Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) and Kent Smith (D-Euclid).

 
 

03.01.17 - Rep. Keller Applauds Passage Of Bill Ensuring Further Protections For Dating Violence Victims

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) yesterday applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that provides intimate partner violence victims with further protections under Ohio law. 

 
 

02.17.17 - State Representative Keller Encourages Local College Graduates To Apply For Statehouse Fellowship

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) today announced that the Ohio Legislative Service Commission is accepting applications for its 13-month Legislative and Telecommunications Fellowship Program. The commission will hire 24 fellows to work with members of the Ohio General Assembly during 2018.

 
 

02.14.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Candice Keller: Empowering Disabled Individuals With Financial Security

 

As a newly elected state representative, I learn more every day about bills that the legislature has passed in previous general assemblies that benefit Ohioans and offer solutions for those who are in need. I was recently made aware of a wonderful program for disabled individuals called the STABLE account program. This program is designed to help individuals with disabilities live a more independent and financially secure lifestyle.

 
 

02.01.17 - Rep. Candice Keller Appointed To Ohio House Committees

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced that State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) has been appointed to serve on three Ohio House committees.

 
 

01.24.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Candice Keller: Reflecting On 2016 And Appreciating Our Communities

 

In January, it’s impossible not to reflect on the prior year.  2016 had so many great occurrences but it was a tough year for many families.  I have learned that it’s the little things that matter in the end.

 
 

01.05.17 - Keller Sworn In As State Representative Of The 53rd House District For First Full Term

 

State Representative Candice Keller (R-Middletown) this week was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 132nd General Assembly. She represents the 53rd Ohio House District, which is made up of Butler County. This will be her first full term as state representative.  
 

 
 

11.16.16 - Candice Keller Sworn In As State Representative Of The 53rd Ohio House District

 

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) today announced that Candice Keller (R-Middletown) has been sworn in as state representative of the 53rd House District. Keller fills the seat vacated by former Representative Tim Derickson this summer.