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Michael Sheehy Biography

Representative Michael Sheehy serves the people of House District 46

State Representative Michael P. Sheehy (D-Oregon) proudly serves the people of Ohio House District 46, which spans several political subdivisions including Jerusalem Township on the east to Springfield Township on the west. The district also includes the cities of Oregon, Maumee, parts of Toledo, and the Village of Holland. Before joining the legislature, Rep. Sheehy served in municipal government for nearly two decades, where he served several terms as President of Oregon City Council.

Rep. Sheehy earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo 1971 where he was also commissioned a Lieutenant in the US Army. Rep. Sheehy served as a personnel administrative officer during the Vietnam war era. Upon his return from military service, Rep. Sheehy continued his employment on the CSX Railroad as yard conductor. He was employed at CSX until September of 2012. Mike’s railroad career included Yard Foreman, Freight Conductor and Remote Control Operator. Additional assignments with that regional carrier included several years as an Instructor in CSX’s Conductor Training Program. Rep. Sheehy also held local union offices with The United Transportation Union (SMART) and was chairman of Operation RED BLOCK.  Red Block is a corporation sponsored, union operated committee to ensure a drug and alcohol free workplace.                       

In addition to serving in a leadrship role on standing House committees, Sheehy serves on the Ohio Rail Commission and the State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

Rep. Sheehy and his wife Sandra recently celebrated forty years of marital bliss. Sandy and Mike have four grown children, Hugh, Cate, Elizabeth and Thomas, and four beautiful granddaughters.