Teresa (Teresa) Fedor (D-SS11)
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Senator
Ohio State Senate
Ground Floor Senate Building One Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215

District Office:
One Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: John Fedor   DOB: 5/2/1956
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources
RM MemberSenate Committee on Primary and Secondary Education
MemberSenate Committee on Veterans and Public Safety
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Public Utilities
Counties Representing
Lucas

Bio

Served in nine Ohio General Assemblies- 124th to the 133rd (2001-present) ◾Core Areas of Concern- Education, Labor, Election Reform, Veteran Affairs, Health/Safety, Government Oversight, Energy/Environment, Family/Children ◾2-term State Senator- Ohio Senate 11th District, elected 2002 and 2006 ◾State Representative- Ohio House of Representatives ◾52nd District, elected 2000 ◾47th District, elected 2010 ◾45th District, elected 2012, 2014, 2016 ◾Educator- 18 years-Toledo Public Schools (16 years) Served- United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard State Senator Teresa Fedor is a Democratic member of the Ohio Senate, representing the 11th District. She returns to the Senate, where she previously served from 2002-2010, following eight years as the Ohio Representative for the 45th and 47th House Districts. Throughout her legislative career, Senator Fedor has championed responsive and responsible government. She brings with her both expertise and an accomplished body of legislative work focused predominantly on education, health care, and human trafficking where she is considered the state's preeminent legislative voice in the fight to combat it. A proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, Senator Fedor spent 18 years in the classroom at Toledo Public Schools before first pursuing elected office in 2000 (Ohio House of Representatives, 52nd District). She received her Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Education from the University of Toledo.

A resounding theme throughout her years of public service is ensuring that government is transparent and accountable, guarding against waste, fraud, and abusive practices. She helped to unveil the Bureau of Workers' Compensation coin scandal, held charter schools accountable to Ohio's taxpayers and children, made certain that Ohio's voting machines left a paper trail, advocated successfully for laws against human trafficking, and collaborated with the Majority and the Governor during several budgets. Her record of success is demonstrated by numerous resignations of corrupt leaders, the closing of charter schools built on scams, and other important government reforms.

Protecting our most vulnerable young Ohioans is her driving force. Since joining the General Assembly, Senator Fedor has introduced legislation that will curtail the growing problem of cyberbullying, honor literacy and educational attainment among children by celebrating a "Dia de Los Ninos" create physical and health education standards in Ohio's schools, require background checks for volunteer coaches, ensure military children are given the same educational opportunities as other children, and create a license plate while providing funding for bullying prevention education. In the 132nd General Assembly, then-Representative Fedor served on the Armed Services, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security Committee, the Ways and Means Committee, and as the Ranking Member on the House Education and Career Readiness Committee.

With bipartisan support, Senator Fedor has unprecedented success in passing bills to fight human trafficking. In 2009, she passed legislation creating an Ohio Attorney General's commission to study the issue in Ohio and a penalty enhancement for human traffickers. She now serves as the Chairperson of the Legislative and Legal Subcommittee of the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission. In 2010, she passed legislation making human trafficking a stand-alone felony. In 2012, then-Representative Fedor passed The Safe Harbor Act, a comprehensive, victim-centered human trafficking bill. This legislation was followed by the End Demand Act, which tackles market-driven demand for human trafficking by increasing penalties for purchasing sex from minors.

Senator Fedor continues fighting for Ohio's most vulnerable from a variety of angles. In 2018, she introduced the Ohio Health Security Act, which will guarantee access to medical, mental health, dental, and vision care for all Ohioans. In the same year, she introduced the Protect Trafficked Minors Act, legislation that will alter Ohio criminal law to mirror the federal penalties for trafficking sixteen-or-seventeen-year-olds, preventing courts from re-victimizing survivors. She also introduced the Safe Workplace Act, legislation establishing mandatory sexual harassment training for all state employees. Her resolutions have called for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to declare Lake Erie impaired, as the water has remained unsafe, and allowing voters to decide on establishing universal access to Pre-K for all of Ohio's children.

Senator Fedor currently sits on the Ohio Arts Council. She is a member of the American Legion, the National Conference of State Legislatures Criminal Justice Committee, and the National Conference of State Legislatures Education Committee.

A native of the Toledo-area, Senator Fedor grew up in a large Catholic family. The daughter of Clayton and Loretta Taylor and the second eldest of their seven children, she attributes her work ethic and values to their love and sacrifices. They role-modeled treating all people with dignity and respect by living it every day. A grandmother, Senator Fedor is purposeful in considering all of Ohio's families in everything she does and rethinking what is possible for them so they may live a better life.