Keith Faber serves as President of the Ohio Senate. Currently in his second term representing the 12th Senate District of Ohio, Faber is a leader in the effort to move Ohio forward by advocating for a more efficient and effective government in Columbus.
The Value of Hard Work
Keith grew up the youngest of four brothers and sisters who were raised by their single mom. Some of his earliest memories are of his mom working overtime so the kids could have nice birthday and Christmas presents.
Those early experiences laid the foundation for Keith’s understanding of the value of hard work and doing all you can to help out when it’s needed.
After high school Keith became the first in his family to go to college. He worked his way through college and then paid for law school at The Ohio State University by bartending, waiting tables, and doing various other jobs.
Today, Keith has a successful private law practice in his hometown of Celina, Ohio where he lives with his wife Andrea and their two children Adam and Brooke.
Moving Ohio Forward
As President of the Ohio Senate, Keith’s priority is making Ohio the best place to live, work and raise a family.
To make sure every Ohioan has the opportunity to succeed, Keith recognizes the importance of job creation and economic development. He has strived to make Ohio a more business friendly state by removing burdensome regulations, cutting personal income taxes and small business taxes. Keith also led the call on the United States Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment.
Keith’s advocacy for lower taxes, restraint in state spending and an overall smaller, more responsible government has earned numerous awards and recognition, including:
• Watchdog of the Treasury (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 & 2012)
• Outstanding Legislator of the Year (2004) by the United Conservatives of Ohio
• Guardian of Small Business Award (2010) by the National Federation of Independent Businesses
• Public Official of the Year (2010) by the Ohio Restaurant Association.
It was this same commitment that led him to work with Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Ohio Governor John Kasich to draft Ohio’s CSI Initiative, which enforces common sense business regulations in Ohio.
Keith has also been honored for his work to promote strong families and traditional Ohio values, including receiving the Moms for Ohio’s Public Service Award for promoting pro-family values.