+ − Contact Information
Phone: (614) 466-0626
Fax: (614) 719-6951
Senate Building 1 Capitol Square 2nd Floor
+ − Biography
State Representative Kirk Schuring returns to the Ohio House of Representatives for his third term. He represents the 48th District, which includes portions of Stark County.
Since joining the General Assembly in 1993, Representative Schuring has authored dozens of legislative initiatives benefiting health care, economic development, and families that have been passed into law. These include the establishment of Joint Economic Development Districts and Cooperative Economic Development Agreements to help further economic development in communities across the state, as well as bills stiffening penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders and enhancing school safety zones. Representative Schuring has also been involved in improving Ohio laws regarding organ donation, acupuncture, nursing and chiropractic care.
Representative Schuring’s dedication to the people of Ohio has brought him numerous accolades. He has been named Legislator of the Year by AMVETS – Department of Ohio, the Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, the Ohio Association of Free Clinics, the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, the Ohio Speech and Hearing Association, the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, and the Ohio Association of Acupuncturists. Representative Schuring has also been named a Friend of Public Education by the Ohio Federation of Teachers, a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Businesses and received the legislative award from The Justice League of Ohio. Additionally he is a past recipient of the Heritage Award for his work in establishing Ohio’s Historic Preservation tax credit law.
A lifelong resident of Stark County, Representative Schuring graduated from Perry High School and attended Kent State University. He is married and has two children.