Robert Cole Sprague - House District 83

Robert Cole Sprague is currently serving his third elected term in the Ohio House of Representatives, following his appointment in February 2011. He serves the 83rd District, which consists of Hancock and Hardin Counties, as well as parts of Logan County. Sprague currently serves on the House Finance Committee and on the Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Additionally, he serves as the chair of the Herion, Opioids, Prevention, Education and Safety (HOPES) Committee; vice chair of the Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development Committee; and as a board member on the Commission on Minority Health.

A native of Findlay, Sprague comes to the Ohio House having most recently served as City Auditor for the City of Findlay. Sprague served as lead financial officer to guide Findlay through its budget crisis of 2008-2009, has served as treasurer for the City of Findlay, and worked tirelessly in the aftermath of the worst flood to hit the City of Findlay since 1913.

Sprague graduated from Duke University in Durham, N.C. with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1996. As a team member at Ernst & Young, he served as project lead on a number of high-profile engagements with Fortune 500 companies. Sprague formed his own consulting firm in Atlanta in 1999, and graduated 7th in his class with a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Following graduation, Sprague returned to his hometown of Findlay to pursue public service. Sprague and his wife, Amanda, reside in Findlay with their five children.