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Jamie CallenderREPRepublican State Representative, District 57
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Jamie Callender (born January 9, 1965) is an American lawyer and college professor who has served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives since 2019. He represents the 57th district which includes the Lake County communities of Concord Township, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, LeRoy Township, Madison, Madison Township, North Perry, Perry, Perry Township, Waite Hill, Willoughby Hills, as well as most of both Mentor and Painesville Township. He currently is Chairman of Public Utilities and Finance, as well as serving on Civil Justice, Joint Education Oversight Committee, Rules and Reference Ohio House Committees. After practicing law full-time as a partner at Buckley King LPA, he founded Callender Law Group and The Callender Group, education law and consulting firms based in Concord and Columbus, Ohio, and Nashville, Tennessee. Callender is also an adjunct professor of political science at Kent State University for the Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues.In 1997, Callender was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, and would be elected three more times. As Chairman of the Ohio House Education Committee, Callender was involved in the creation of Ohio's charter school laws and later legislative reforms related to community ("charter") schools, and the introduction of the concept of "value added" as a measurement of a child's educational progress. Callender was also appointed as Ohio's representative on the Education Commission of the States (ECS), which worked with the Bush administration and various state governors to develop national education standards and accountability measurements, work which led to the No Child Left Behind Act.In 2004, Callendar was term limited from the state House and unsuccessfully ran for the state Senate, losing in the Republican primary to Tim Grendell. In 2018, he successfully returned to the Ohio House, winning an open seat similar to the seat he previously represented.In 2021, Callender introduced an overhaul of the state's education funding system, the Ohio Fair School Funding Plan (HB 1).

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall School of Law
JD Law
1989 - 1992
Cleveland State University
BA History
1989
Mentor High School
Graduated
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Partner
Callender Law Group, Limited Liability Partnership
2012 - Current
Partner
Buckley King Legal Professional Association (LPA)
2007 - 2012
Special Counsel
Office of the Ohio Attorney General
2005 - 2008
Partner
McNamara, Hanrahan, Callender and Loxterman
1998 - 2007
Professor
Kent State University
2005 - Current
Professor
Lakeland Community College
1997 - 2005
Associate
Robert H. Meyers & Associates
1992 - 1995
Other Experience1 - 26 of 26
Former Trustee
Mentor Public Library Board
2009 - 2011
Member
State Board of Education, Ohio Department of Education
2001 - 2003
Member
Ohio Board of Regents
2001 - 2003
Board Member
Willowick Recreational Board
1992 - 1994
Lake County Chair
Mike DeWine for United States Senate
1994
President of the Board
Retinitas Pigmentosa Foundation, Ohio Affiliate
1991 - 1994
President
Lake County Historical Society
1993 - Current
Member
Willowick Central Committee
1992 - Current
Committee Member
Concord Central Committee
1988 - 1990
Lake County Chair
Jim Petro for Auditor
1990
Former Chair
Lake County Young Republicans
Former Member
Central Committee, Lake County Republican Party
Former Member
Executive Committee, Lake County Republican Party
Master Mason
Willoughby 302 Masonic Lodge
Member
Certified Grievance Committee, Lake County Bar Association
Member
Hope Ridge Methodist Church
Member
Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Member
American/Federal/Ohio State Bar Asociation
Chair
Finance Subcommittee on Infrastructure and American Rescue Plan, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Health Provider Services Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Pensions Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Finance Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Chair
Public Utilities Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Civil Justice Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules and Reference Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Education Oversight, Ohio State House of Representatives