Steve Stivers Congressman Ohio District 15
Biography of Steve Stivers
Raised in Ripley, Ohio, Steve Stivers learned from his mother and father the importance of family, hard work and public service, which have been the values he has carried with him through his life, whether as a student at The Ohio State University, a soldier serving overseas, as a State Senator or as a Member of Congress.
Stivers is currently serving his first term as a Member of Congress and represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District which is made up of Madison and Union counties and parts of Franklin County.
In the 112th Congress, Stivers has been tapped to serve on the Financial Services Committee, which oversees the banking, insurance, real estate, public and assisted housing and securities industries. Members who serve on the committee also work on housing and consumer protection legislation and oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Throughout his career, Steve Stivers has led the way supporting programs and initiatives to encourage job creation and promote economic development. Prior to running for Congress, Stivers served in the Ohio Senate and before that worked in the private sector for the Ohio Company and Bank One, where he focused on promoting economic development and encouraging job creation.
As an Ohio Senator, Stivers sponsored legislation to end lawsuit abuse, protect children and families, lower taxes for Ohio seniors, freeze skyrocketing college tuition costs, and address the Medicaid buy-in to allow the disabled to get back to work and improve Ohio’s business climate.
A career soldier, Stivers has served over 26 years in the Ohio Army National Guard and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served the United States overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Djibouti where he led 400 soldiers and contractors and is proud that each and every one returned home safely to the United States. Stivers received the Bronze Star for his leadership throughout the deployment.
Stivers received both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus with his wife Karen and daughter Sarah.
Biography from Stivers for Congress
Born and raised in a small town in Southern Ohio, Steve Stivers learned from his parents the values of hard work, public service and working together to get things done. These are the values he has lived – working his way through college at The Ohio State University, working for the Ohio Company and Bank One, and serving in the Ohio Army National Guard.
With a love for our country, and a commitment to the American way of life, Steve joined the Ohio Army National Guard. Now, with more than 25 years of service, Steve Stivers holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and is proud to have served our nation oversees for nearly a year as a Battalion Commander in a combat zone during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Djibouti. While deployed, Lieutenant Colonel Stivers led 400 soldiers and contractors and is proud that each and every individual returned safely home following their mission. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his accomplishments and leadership during the deployment.
Steve served as a State Senator from January 2003 until December 2008. Throughout his career in the Ohio General Assembly, State Senator Steve Stivers was an advocate for programs and initiatives that promoted economic development and encouraged job creation. Among his legislative accomplishments Steve is most proud of his work to help disabled Ohioans obtain medical coverage, the passage of a fiscally conservative state budget, providing the largest property tax cut in Ohio history and freezing tuition costs for Ohio’s college students.
Steve has worked in the private sector, working with companies to improve operations, explore new opportunities, and create and retain jobs. Stivers saw as a consultant and small businessman firsthand the struggles facing small businesses and is working in Congress to create a more positive business environment in our state, one in which small businesses can thrive and succeed.
With all of his priorities – a dedication to public service, his work to help small businesses and his commitment as a member of the armed services – Steve considers his family his top priority. Steve and his wife Karen reside in Columbus, where they are raising their daughter Sarah.