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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Contacts for Ohio Legislators

Here is the information you may need to contact your local legislators about pain clinic reform. We need a massive public reaction for priority consideration. Please, express your concern for the epidemic of rx drug use in Scioto County. Call, write, and educate politicians about our needs. We desire comprehensive law that will aid in eliminating illegal distribution, providing needed enforcement, and offering facilities and funds for drug treatment, intervention, and education. Pill mills are unnecessary. They are sources of crime and evil addiction in our communities.


After Ted Strickland was first reelected to Congress, he placed a plaque in his office with the following quote from Scripture:

"And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"-Micah 6:8

Throughout his service as a minister, a psychologist, a professor and a Member of Congress, Ted worked to exemplify those simple, powerful words. That same plaque is now in the Governor's Office, where those same words guide Ted each day.

As Governor, Ted believes that Ohio government must live within its means while investing in what matters. Brought together by a sense of common purpose, legislators from both parties have worked closely with the Governor to strengthen Ohio.

Understanding that nothing will ensure Ohio's future prosperity more than creating a world class education system, Governor Strickland won the legislature's support for new funding for early care and learning, primary and secondary education, and Ohio's public colleges and universities.
Governor's Office
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6108


General Info: (614) 466-3555
Fax: (614) 466-9354


Press Inquiries

Press inquiries should be directed to our press secretary, Amanda Wurst. You can e-mail her at

Website Inquiries and Issues

Website inquiries and issues should be directed to Sam Auld. You can e-mail him at


State Senator Tom Niehaus represents the 14th Senate District of Ohio, including Adams, Brown, Clermont, Scioto and a portion of Lawrence County. His legislative career began in 2001, when he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives. In November, 2008, he was elected to his second term in the Ohio Senate. He has quickly risen through the ranks, as demonstrated by his service on the influential Senate Finance & Financial Institutions Committee, his appointment as vice chair of the Senate Committee on Government Oversight and by his unanimous election to President Pro Tempore – the number two post in the 33-member chamber.

Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-8082


State Representative Todd Book (D- McDermott ) of the 89th District is serving his fourth term representing voters in Scioto County and parts of Lawrence and Adams Counties.

The West Portsmouth native and son of a trenching business operator and a homemaker received a bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from Western Michigan University. He then earned his law degree from the College of William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law.

Rep. Book started practicing law back in the Portsmouth area after graduation and taught business law at Shawnee State University as an adjunct faculty member. He also became a business owner, starting Old Hickory Golf Co., Ltd. with his father. The business conducts golf outings using hickory-shafted clubs, period clothing and old-style golf balls.

In addition to his private business endeavors and his practice at the law firm of Harcha Book & Beck, LLC, Rep. Book keeps a busy schedule at the Statehouse. He Chairs the Ohio House Rules and Reference Committee, sits on the Civil and Commercial Law; Public Safety and Homeland Security and Elections and Ethics Committees. He’s also a member of several commissions and councils, and in 2004, the Council of State Governments Midwestern Office selected Rep. Book as a fellow of the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership.

Rep. Book stays extremely active in his community. He is a member of the Portsmouth Kiwanis, National Wild Turkey Federation, Scioto County Farm Bureau, Scioto County Catholic Social Services Board and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. He is also a member and an elder of the Portsmouth Second Presbyterian Church.

Book and his wife Emily live in McDermott. They have three children: Cassidy, Avery and Meredith.

77 S. High St
14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6111
Phone: (614) 466-2124
Fax: (614) 719-6989

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