Congressman Pat Tiberi (TEE-berry) is serving his fourth consecutive term as a common-sense leader representing the people of Ohio's 12th District, working to achieve a more fiscally responsible and accountable government. During the 110th Congress, he was named to the powerful Ways and Means Committee that oversees issues that affect us all, like taxes, Social Security, Medicare, trade and healthcare. Congressman Tiberi hopes to use his new position to ensure retirement security, make health care more available and affordable, and encourage responsible tax reform. He sits on the Oversight Subcommittee and is a Ways and Means Designee to the House Budget Committee.
Congressman Tiberi’s new responsibilities reflect his effective leadership over his tenure in the House of Representatives. On October 17, 2006, the President signed legislation written by Congressman Tiberi, the Older Americans Act Amendments, into law. This crucial bill reauthorized and improved critical programs for our nation’s seniors. The Alzheimer’s Association – Central Ohio Chapter awarded Congressman Tiberi the “Giving from the Heart” award for expanding access to federal assistance for Alzheimer’s Disease patients. His work on this legislation also earned praise from the American Association of Retired People (AARP), and the “Golden Meal” award from the Meals on Wheels Association of America.
His work has not gone unnoticed. The authoritative Politics in America 2006 termed Congressman Tiberi “an able and diligent lawmaker.” In an October 24, 2006 editorial the Newark Advocate called Tiberi “a compassionate, intelligent man who approaches issues from a balanced perspective not often found in today’s partisan Congress…we think he stands out from every politician we interviewed this year.”
Congressman Tiberi believes his main purpose in Washington is to help his constituents, whether that’s helping residents cut through the red tape at federal agencies, or helping to improve high school graduation rates and college attendance.
Before coming to the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Tiberi served in the Ohio House of Representatives (1993-2000) where he rose to the position of Majority Leader, the third highest post in the House. Throughout his tenure he played a prominent role as a legislative leader who got things done. Prior to his election to the Ohio House, Congressman Tiberi served for eight years as an assistant to Congressman John Kasich. He also worked as a realtor with ReMax Achievers in Westerville.
Congressman Tiberi is an honorary member of the Prevent Blindness America Board and is an honorary member of the Kids Voting Ohio Board. He was appointed in 2005 and again in 2007 to serve on the National Council for the Arts, the advisory board for the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the co-founder of the Windsor Terrace Learning Center in Columbus and chaired the Columbus Italian Festival in 1999.
A life-long resident of Ohio’s 12th District, the 46 year-old is the son of Italian immigrants. He attended Northland High School in Columbus and is the first in his family to graduate from college. Congressman Tiberi received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism in 1985 from The Ohio State University where he proudly played the trumpet in the OSU Marching Band. Capital University awarded Pat an honorary Ph.D. in Humanities in 2005.
His work in public office has gained him numerous honors, including more than a dozen statewide “Legislator of the Year” awards from groups ranging from the Buckeye State Sheriffs Association to the National Federation of Independent Business in Ohio. He’s also been named a Watchdog of the Treasury for his efforts to protect taxpayers.
Congressman Tiberi, his wife Denice, and their daughter, Angelina, attend St. Paul Catholic Church in Westerville.