Principled, Proven, Conservative Leadership
Candidate for Ohio State Senate, 19th District
Andrew Brenner is currently the State Representative from the 67th Ohio House district and is the Republican-endorsed candidate for the 19th Ohio Senate district! The Senate district includes all of Delaware and Knox Counties, and the north/central (22nd House District) part of Franklin County.
A Letter from Andy
In college at Ohio State in the early 90s, I began fighting for the platform that our party represents today. I volunteered as a College Republican in 1992, helping candidates run for office. Since then, I have volunteered for our party at all levels, and my life has been dedicated to serving you. I am not in this for myself, but to be of service to each of you and every person whom I represent. It has been such an honor to be of service, and a true blessing to have had the opportunities I have had so far for a man who is only in his mid-40s.
I have stood steadfast on the 2nd amendment, protecting life, cutting taxes, helping small businesses through measures such as eliminating the estate tax, and doing all we can to get government out of the way. Furthermore, when local issues arise, and someone calls me with a problem, I work to make legislative fixes whenever possible – changes that are important to the residents of the 19th senate district and that truly hit home.
Currently, I serve the western two-thirds of Delaware County as State Representative. Locally, I have led legislative efforts to bring our tax dollars back to the county through various projects such as the trails, our schools, veterans memorials, historical landmarks, 911, and much more. When an issue arose that was going to cause the Delaware Area Career Center to lose its funding, I received the call and got straight to work on the fix. When Delaware County was at risk of losing one of the things we’re known for nationally – the Little Brown Jug – I worked with those who are close to the fair to offer a solution to the voters so that tourists could fund much needed improvements. If you visited the fair this year, you likely noticed the fresh coats of paint and rejuvenation beginning, with much more to come. I authored the bill that created the first Delaware County Domestic Relations Court. I have fought for our local schools by authoring the “fair funding” amendment and a new school funding formula that would make our local schools whole and substantially lower property taxes. Furthermore, I sponsored legislation that is now law that reduced the mandatory testing hours and eliminated PARC, and I have consistently fought to return all control of schools to the local level. I have supported charter school reform, introduced and passed the College Credit Plus program, and have led the way on a variety of education reform issues. You may view all the legislation that I have sponsored and cosponsored by visiting www.ohiohouse.gov.
I have served on the Kingston Township zoning board and on the Delaware County Regional Planning Commission as a representative for the township. I was elected to countywide office and served as County Recorder from 2005-2010. In 2011, I was privileged to be elected as State Representative to the 2nd Ohio House District. I am now on my fourth and final term as State Representative. However, I have a unique mix of private and public experience, because I not only worked my way through college at McDonald’s, but I was a mortgage broker and manager from 1993-2004, and a licensed insurance agent for the past few years. I continue in the private sector still today, and fully understand the hardships of small business owners — which is why organizations like the National Federation of Independent Business and Ohio Chamber of Commerce have endorsed me in the past.
Over the past seven years, I have followed the Rotarian motto “Service Above Self” and put the district and state first. I have been given many awards and accolades for this service. Last year alone I was given the Public Servant of the Year Award from the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education and I was also made the Legislator of the year from the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities. I have a 94% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union and I have been endorsed numerous times in the past by Ohio Right to Life, Buckeye Firearms Association, and other conservative organizations.
My door is always open. I routinely meet with constituents in the district regardless of their political background, by holding open office hours at local libraries, answering questions on social media, and sitting down with groups in my downtown office. I attend events all over the district, and purposefully make myself accessible to you, with elected officials, administrators, teachers, parents and students. I will continue to do so when elected State Senator.
One of the most important constitutional requirements of the state government is to provide an education for the children of this state. It has been my honor to have earned the respect of my colleagues in this arena, and I currently serve as Chairman of the Ohio House Education and Career Readiness Committee. I also serve as an ex-officio member of the State School Board. Additionally, I serve on the Insurance, Financial Institutions Housing and Urban Development Committee, Rules and Reference, and Community and Family Advancement Committee.
I would be pleased to hear from you so that you we can sit down together and discuss what is most important to you. Please contact me or call me directly on my cell phone at 740.602.5033.
Thank you in advance for the opportunity to continue to serve you. It is with passion, prayers and dedication that I will look forward to working for you every day.