Senate Assistant Minority Leader Hearcel Craig

(D-Columbus)
2 Terms
Senate District 15
Rm.228
614-466-5131

craig@ohiosenate.gov
Official Website

Biographical Information

Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Linda
Children: Four Children
Education: Central Michigan University - Master of Science in Administration; Ashland Theological Seminary - Master of Divinity; Boston University School of Public Health - Join Together National Leadership Fellow
Community Activities: National Black Caucus of State Legislators; Executive Committee; Education Committee of the Midwest Legislative Conference - Co-Chair; Chamberlain School of Nursing - Advisory Board; Columbus Public Schools Equity Task Force; Columbus State Community College Department of Business; Industry Technology Curriculum Committee; Southside Learning and Development Center's Board of Trustees; Ohio Hunger Task Force Board of Trustees; Columbus Cultural Arts Center Board of Trustees

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate Assistant Minority Leader (1/1/2023 - 12/31/2024)
Senate Assistant Minority Whip (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022)
Senate (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2026)
House (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2018)
Other Offices: U.S. Army, 1970-1972; City of Columbus - Councilmember

Elections and Political Participation

Ohio Senate 15th District 2022
General Vote: 69,229 of 69,229 (100%)
Primary Vote: 9,762 of 9,762 (100%)
Endorsements: Ohio Chamber of Commerce PAC (primary); Ohio Education Association (general); Ohio Federation of Teachers; Ohio Nurses Association (primary); Ohio Real Estate Investors Association (primary); Ohio State Medical Association PAC (primary); Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio

Ohio Senate 15th District 2018
General Vote: 103,047 of 125,053 (82%)
Primary Vote: 20,074 of 28,703 (69%)

Ohio House 26th District 2016
General Vote: 38,140 of 48,025 (79%)
Primary Vote: 14,101 of 14,101 (100%)

Ohio House 26th District 2014
General Vote: 19,225 of 25,331 (75%)
Primary Vote: 4,390 of 7,260 (60%)

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Charlie Yang, Senior Legislative Aide
charlie.yang@ohiosenate.gov
Chris Collado, Legislative Aide
chris.collado@ohiosenate.gov

Sponsored Legislation
SB 61
Prescription Prices
SB 69
Week Designation
SB 78
Firearms
SB 131
Month Designation
SB 136
Property Tax
SB 146
Minimum Wage
SB 161
Special Interest License Plate
SB 164
Firearms
SB 187
Firearms
SB 188
Firearms Dealers
SB 189
Firearm Safety
SB 207
Date Designation
SB 243
Zoning Regulations
SB 244
Property Tax Exemptions
SB 245
Housing
SB 246
Housing Department
SCR 5
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