COLUMBUS – Delaware County Republican Shawn Stevens has been sworn in as Ohio’s newest state representative.
He will fill the unexpired term in the 68th District seat, which was previously held by Rick Carfagna (R-Genoa Township), who stepped down to accept a position with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Stevens took the oath of office during Wednesday’s session of the Ohio House of Representatives.
“It’s an honor to serve my community in the Ohio House,” Stevens said. “Uncertain times require leaders who are willing to stand up for what is right and honorable. I am passionate about serving our community, protecting our rights and expanding opportunity.”
Growing up, Stevens’ father was a factory worker and his mother a homemaker. Neither attended college. Stevens learned the value of hard work from his parents, who taught him that hard work will open the door to opportunity.
“I believe in the American Dream, and more specifically, the Ohio Dream, because I have lived it,” he said.
Stevens is a small businessman who owns Bridge Title and Escrow, one of the fastest-growing title companies in Ohio. He has been a Delaware County resident for nearly 20 years, where he has been active in the community, serving on the Delaware County Board of Elections. He is also a member of the Delaware County Republican Central Committee, a former member of the Delaware County Tax Incentive Review Council and served on the Sunbury Meadows Community Development Authority.
He earned his bachelor’s in economics from Miami University and an MBA from The Ohio State University.
Stevens and his wife Deanna have been married for 22 years and have three children.