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 Ohioï¿½s 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 five years 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, address the Medicaid buy-in to allow the disabled to get back to work and improve Ohioï¿½s business climate.
A career soldier, Stivers has served over 25 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 bachelorï¿½s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus with his wife Karen and daughter Sarah.