Rep. Nan Baker to seek fourth term

State Representative Nan Baker announced that she has filed her petitions to serve a fourth term in the Ohio House of Representatives. Rep. Baker was first elected to the 16th Ohio House District in 2008 and was reelected in 2010 and 2012. 

"There's an excitement to filing your petition as it will be an honor to have the opportunity to continue to serve the constituents of Ohio House District 16, which includes Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake," Rep. Baker said.

"During my time in office we have faced some difficult and challenging times. As chair of the Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee, we have focused our efforts to getting our Ohioans back to work. I will continue to work to create the environment to retain, create and bring jobs to Ohio through a leaner, more efficient state government and more competitive business environment."

Rep. Baker has worked on a number of legislative initiatives throughout her five years in the Ohio House, sponsoring three of them during the current session of the General Assembly: House Bill 107, the Career Exploration Internship Bill; H.B. 314, requiring parental consent if a child is prescribed a controlled substance; and H.B. 393, Ohio Means Jobs Parent/Student Career Awareness bill.

"As I continue my legacy of walking door-to-door in the neighborhoods of District 16 and continuing my Library Days again this summer, I look forward to sharing the many accomplishments that we have had to make Ohio a more business-friendly state," Rep. Baker said.  "Please stop by the library in your neighborhood so we can talk about your ideas and the concerns you may have. The dates will be posted soon."

Rep. Baker, a Republican from Westlake, has been a business owner for more than 30 years. As an active member of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce for two decades, she served as president for two years and currently serves on the board of trustees. She is also a member of the Fairview Park, North Olmsted and Rocky River chambers of commerce. She was elected as a member of the Westlake Board of Education and also served three terms on the Westlake City Council.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 10:18 AM, 02.04.2014