COLUMBUS - 

State Representative Sarah LaTourette (R-Bainbridge Township) today was sworn in as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 131st General Assembly. She represents the 76th Ohio House District, which includes most of Geauga and northern Portage counties.


 


“It’s been a long process to finally roll up my sleeves and get to work for the people of Ohio. We have a tremendous leadership team in place that I am confident will continue to have a positive impact on the state of Ohio and I look forward to working with them to ensure Ohio remains the best place to live, work and raise a family,” said Representative LaTourette.


 


Representative LaTourette is a 2006 graduate of Miami University, where she double-majored in Political Science and History.  After college, she worked for the Lake County Republican Party during the 2006 election. She next worked for a political communications firm, coordinating national grassroots advocacy campaigns for a variety of clients, including several Fortune 100 companies. After six years working in politics, the representative decided to pursue nonprofit work and continue her passion for service.  She worked for a regional nonprofit dedicated to supporting those with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners.


 


Representative LaTourette is passionate about community involvement, shown through her service with a regional Golden Retriever rescue, where she served in a variety of roles and helped foster over fifty dogs, and through her work with the Adoption Network Cleveland. Additionally, she serves as a permanent mentor for children in foster care, serving as a role model and source of continuity.


 


Representative LaTourette and her husband Scott currently reside with their three dogs and two cats in Bainbridge Township.


 

 
 
 
  
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