BOWLING GREEN – State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari announced his petitions have been filed and verified to run to retain the position of Ohio State Representative for the 3rd District.
“I strongly encourage the election of Representative Ghanbari,” Speaker of the House Larry Householder said. “I proudly endorse him to continue serving the people of the 3rd District.”
The 3rd House District encompasses all of Wood County. Representative Ghanbari is currently in his first term.
While in the legislature, Representative Ghanbari has been a champion for the people of Northwest Ohio. He voted in favor of saving our region’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant, which, alongside the Perry Plant, saves over 4,000 jobs and $500 million in Ohio’s gross domestic product.
Additionally, Representative Ghanbari voted in favor of funding critical infrastructure projects, investing $8.5 billion in roads, bridges, and highways. He sponsored legislation to fight for our region’s water protection and maintenance. Representative Ghanbari’s H2Ohio will establish a fund for Ohio’s water quality programs.
“Ensuring clean water for generations of Ohioans and protecting farmlands for those same generations to come is my focus,” Representative Ghanbari said.
Representative Ghanbari voted to support health and human service projects in Ohio, including doubling proposed foster care funding. He also voted to provide funding for kinship care programs, which help kinship caregivers locate support services available to them.
Speaker Householder named Representative Ghanbari to serve on the Energy & Natural Resources, Finance, Higher Education, Insurance, and Armed Services & Veterans Affairs committees. He also serves on the Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Generation and Finance Subcommittee on Primary & Secondary Education.
Before joining the Ohio House, Representative Ghanbari worked in higher education and has served in the military for over 18 years. He is a Navy veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Inherent Resolve, and an Army veteran of Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia. He currently serves a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve. He is a former staff photojournalist for the Associated Press, working as a member of the White House and Pentagon press corps.
Representative Ghanbari lives in Perrysburg with his wife and two children.