Representative Rick Carfagna - House District 68
 

11.08.17 - Guest Column: Preparing Ohio For Natural Disasters

 
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It seems like lately every time you pick up a newspaper or turn on the evening news, there are headlines about some sort of natural disaster occurring somewhere in the world. Wild fires, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes have all impacted lives in recent months and the aftermath related to these situations can bring about devastation including hunger, sickness and death.

 
 

10.27.17 - Legislators Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Reduce Ohio 'Brain Drain'

 
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State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) today announced the introduction of House Bill 396, bipartisan legislation to create the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Degree Loan Repayment Program.

 
 

10.13.17 - Carfagna Touts Broadband Expansion Legislation At Meeting With County Commissioners

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) today met with members of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) to discuss House Bill 281, legislation he is sponsoring that deals with broadband expansion in Ohio. House Bill 281 would effectively combine efforts by government and private enterprise with the goal of expanding broadband connectivity to unserved households across Ohio.

 
 

09.22.17 - Rep. Rick Carfagna Joins White House Official And Attorney General DeWine To Discuss State's Drug Addiction Epidemic

 
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State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) was among a diverse group of public leaders to participate in a roundtable discussion today that focused on overcoming Ohio’s drug epidemic.

 
 

09.12.17 - State Reps. Carfagna, Brenner Release Delaware County Fair PSA

 
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State Representative Rick Carfagna (R–Genoa Township) and Andrew Brenner (R- Powell) today released a public service announcement (PSA) regarding the Delaware County Fair and Little Brown Jug.

The PSA is for your use and can be viewed and downloaded from this link: http://www.ohiochannel.org/video/rep-brenner-and-rep-carfagna-delaware-county-fair

 
 

09.06.17 - Guest Column From Rep. Carfagna: National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

 
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An issue that is incredibly important to me, and many Ohioans, is mental health. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a topic that is often difficult to talk about but needs to be, in order to remove the stigma that is often associated with mental illness. It has recently become even more vital to bring awareness to mental health with the prevalence of the opioid epidemic in Ohio, as addictions are so frequently closely correlated with mental illness.

 
 

08.28.17 - Rep. Carfagna To Hold District Office Hours In September

 

COLUMBUS— State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) announced today that he will be holding district office hours on Friday, September 1st in Genoa Township.

 
 

08.15.17 - Rep. Carfagna Speaks At PERI Luncheon In Mount Vernon

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) yesterday attended a luncheon hosted by the Knox County Chapter of PERI (Public Employee Retirees Inc.) and addressed the retirees in attendance. The event took place at Allison’s Finer Diner in Mount Vernon.

 
 

08.07.17 - Representative Carfagna Appointed To Ohio Power Siting Board

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB).

 
 

06.27.17 - Rep. Carfagna Introduces Legislation Aimed At Expanding Broadband Internet Access To Unserved Areas

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) has introduced legislation that would effectively combine efforts by government and private enterprise with the goal of expanding broadband connectivity to unserved households across Ohio.

 
 

06.21.17 - Rep. Carfagna's Bill Preparing Students For In-Demand Technology Jobs Passes Ohio House

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) today announced that the Ohio House has passed legislation that would add computer science as an option in the state curriculum for high school. In collaboration with national and statewide computer science organizations and the support of a wide array of Ohio’s businesses, House Bill 170 will embolden the future workforce of the state.

 
 

06.02.17 - Media Advisory: Bridge Dedication Ceremony Planned For Local Fallen Veteran

 

COLUMBUS—State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) will join other community members at a ceremony to designate the bridge located on State Route 36 spanning Schenck Creek as the “Corporal Nathan R. Anderson Memorial Bridge” as specified in legislation sponsored by former State Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl.  Cpl. Anderson, who is a graduate of East Knox High School, lost his life in the line of duty serving his country in Iraq in 2004.

 
 

05.22.17 - Representative Carfagna Tours BCI Headquarters

 
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State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) today toured Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) facility in London to learn more about its investigative work on the state level and how those efforts are making a difference in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

 
 

05.17.17 - Reps. Brenner, Carfagna Champion Bill On Local Issue

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Andrew Brenner (R-Powell) and Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation they jointly sponsored that ensures funding for the Delaware Area Career Center, as approved by county residents in 2015.

 
 

05.09.17 - Guest Column From State Representative Rick Carfagna: OhioMeansJobs.com A Valuable Resource For People Of All Ages

 

It is no secret that continually advancing technology is changing the way we live our everyday lives. As a state representative, I think it is important that government seek ways to use technology and other resources to help make the lives of Ohioans easier.

 
 

04.03.17 - Bill Facilitates Timely Access To Mental Health Care

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Scott Ryan (R-Newark) applauded the Ohio House’s passage of legislation that would allow certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have an individual involuntarily hospitalized for a mental health evaluation in the event of an emergency and if they are a danger to themselves or others. The bill works to provide faster and more efficient care during these mental health emergencies.

 
 

03.30.17 - Reps. Carfagna, Duffey Introduce Bill Encouraging Computer Science Education In Ohio Schools

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) have introduced legislation that works to define computer science standards in Ohio’s school systems, which would help students to be better prepared for the challenges in today’s science and technology fields. 

 
 

03.09.17 - Rep. Carfagna Looks To Empower Nurses For Mental Health Emergencies

 

COLUMBUS—State Representatives Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) and Scott Ryan (R-Newark) recently introduced legislation that would add advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with a psychiatric/mental health subspecialty to the list of authorized professionals who are able to carry out mental health holds.  The legislation, House Bill 111, was previously carried by Carfagna’s predecessor, former Rep. Margaret Ann Ruhl, during the 131st General Assembly.  With a 98-0 floor vote, it earned strong bipartisan support in the Ohio House but failed to pass out of the Ohio Senate before year end.

 
 

03.02.17 - Representative Carfagna Appointed To Ohio Retirement Study Council

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) to the Ohio Retirement Study Council.

 
 

02.14.17 - Representative Carfagna Appointed To Committee Dedicated To Administer Ohio's Emergency Services

 

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) to serve as the designated House Majority Caucus member on the Statewide Emergency Services Internet Protocol Network Steering Committee.

 
 

01.12.17 - Rep. Rick Carfagna Appointed To Vice Chair Of House Public Utilities Committee

 
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Today, Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) appointed Rep. Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) to serve as vice chair of the House Public Utilities Committee.

 
 

01.04.17 - Rep. Rick Carfagna Sworn In To First Term As State Representative

 
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State Representative Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township) was sworn in to his first term as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives during yesterday’s House session. He represents the 68th House District, which includes all of Knox County and the eastern half of Delaware County.