Kevin Bacon is a fighter for Ohioans and Buckeye values. As a State Representative and State Senator, he worked diligently to make Ohio a place where businesses can thrive, create good-paying jobs, and build a better future for everyone. Kevin will take these principles to Washington to fight for Ohioans and fix a broken Congress.
With experience in state legislative leadership, Kevin will be able to work effectively as soon as he begins work in Congress. His work in the Ohio legislature includes serving as Chairman of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee and active roles in other key committees.
In addition to his public service, Kevin is a small business owner of a local law firm where he helps families with special needs and works with small business owners to defend against frivolous lawsuits and protect their ability to keep their business running and employing people in Central Ohio.
Business leaders rely on Kevin to advocate government policy that will allow the creation of more jobs and help Ohioans keep more of their own money. That’s why Kevin received the "Guardian of Small Business" award from the NFIB of Ohio and was deemed “Legislator of the Year” by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.
Kevin also spearheaded the creation of the Ohio Sales Tax Holiday, a popular measure that gives Ohio families the ability to save money on clothes and school supplies during a designated three day period each year.
Beyond his experience in state government, Kevin previously served as a Blendon Township Trustee, as an enforcement attorney for the Ohio Department of Commerce, and as a prosecutor for the Lancaster City Attorney’s office.
Whenever possible, Kevin dedicates his time to helping children and people with disabilities. He is a two-time chair of the Children’s Trust Fund, member of the Ohio Fatherhood Commission and served on the Governor’s Health and Human Services Transition Team. Kevin was a member of the National Conference of State Legislators National Home Visiting Taskforce and its National Taskforce for Employment of People with Disabilities.
A resident of Westerville, Kevin has also been active in the central Ohio community through a number of worthy organizations, including Prevent Blindness Ohio, the United Way of Central Ohio, the Dublin-Worthington Rotary, the Ohio Bar Association, as well as the Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna and Reynoldsburg Chambers of Commerce. He is also a former Capital Law School Alumni Board member.
Kevin received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Miami University and his law degree from Capital Law School, where he served as student body president. He is the proud father of three daughters – Rebecca, Emma and Kathryn.