TIFFIN – Heidelberg University’s School of Business and its Academic Enhancement Committee will host an educational, non-partisan event Feb. 17, featuring perspectives from national, state and local legislators on the topic of the business environment and economic climate in Ohio.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, who represents Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District, Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz will be on campus to share their insights with the Heidelberg community as well as high school students from Seneca County and Sandusky County. Each elected official will speak and take questions for about 30 minutes.
The program begins at 3:30 p.m. with Jordan’s remarks, followed by Faber at 4 p.m. and Montz at 4:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Herbster Chapel on the Heidelberg campus.
Jordan, whose congressional district includes Seneca County, was raised in Champaign County. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a master’s degree from The Ohio State University and a law degree from Capital University. He is a fiscal conservative who has emerged in Congress as a defender of the taxpayer through his work on spending issues. Jordan served in the Ohio general Assembly from 1994-2006, when he was elected to Congress.
Faber, who represents Ohio’s 12th Senate District, began serving as Ohio Senate president in January. He is the principal partner with Faber and Associates, a Celina law firm that specializes in civil litigation and mediation. He also earned his law degree from OSU. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives. He led key initiatives to make Ohio more business friendly and to make the state the best place to live, work and raise a family.
Montz, who became Tiffin’s mayor in 2012 at age 26, began his political career in 2007 when he was elected to the City Council. A graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School, Montz received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Heidelberg in 2008. In his two years as mayor, he has stressed redevelopment of the business sector in Tiffin and a positive approach to leadership.