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Haraz N. GhanbariREPRepublican State Representative, District 75
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Haraz N. Ghanbari is an American Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 75th district. Having previously sought appointment in 2016, he was successfully appointed to the post in March 2019 to replace Theresa Gavarone who was appointed State Senator for the 2nd District of the Ohio Senate.Ghanbari had served on the city council of Perrysburg, Ohio since 2016, and was intending to run for re-election to the council when he was appointed to the House of Representatives. He had previously worked as the Director of Military and Veterans Affairs at the University of Toledo. He also served in the US Army as a Public Affairs Officer. Ghanbari has served over 17 years in the Army National Guard and the United States Navy Reserve being promoted to Lieutenant Commander on Sept. 1, 2018. His service has included deployment to Bosnia in the Army and Afghanistan with the Navy. He has also worked for the Associated Press in its Washington Bureau as a photojournalist. Ghanbari is married and has two children.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
The University of Toledo
MLS Military and Strategic Leadership
2019
The Ohio State University
Attended Public Leadership Academy
2018
Naval War College
Graduated Command and Staff Program
2013 - 2016
Kent State University
BS Visual Journalism
2000 - 2004
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Representative
Ohio State House of Representatives
2019 - 2023
Council Member
City of Perrysburg, Ohio
2018 - 2019
Lieutenant Commander
United States Navy Reserve
2018 - Current
Director, Military and Veteran Affairs
University of Toledo
2015 - 2018
Military and Media Liaison
University of Toledo
2012 - 2015
Photojournalist
Associated Press
2005 - 2012
Public Affairs Officer
United States Navy
2009 - Current
Photojournalist
Army National Guard
1999 - 2007
Other Experience1 - 17 of 17
Member
National Eagle Scout Association
Current
Member
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Current
Member
Military Officer Association of America
Current
Member
The American Legion
Current
Member
CedarCreek Church
Current
Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Current
Member
Erie Shores Council Executive Board, The Boy Scouts of America
2016 - 2017
Chair
Safety Committee, Perrysburg City Council
Chair
Homeland Security Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Finance Subcommittee on Public Safety, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Finance Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Insurance Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Armed Services and Veteran Affairs Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Member
Insurance Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Finance Subcommittee on Energy Generation, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Higher Education Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Ohio State House of Representatives