|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 74th district
January 5, 2009
|Preceded by||Chris Widener|
August 3, 1949 |
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
Bob Hackett is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 74th District since 2009.
With incumbent Chris Widener running for the Ohio Senate, Hackett, along with Craig Saunders, opted for the Republican nomination to replace him. Ultimately, Hackett defeated Saunders with 53.34% of the electorate to move onto the general election. He went on to defeat Democrat Connie Crockett in the general election with 61.39% of the vote, winning his first term in the legislature. Hackett easily won reelection in 2010 against Aaron Kilbarger with 69.7% of the vote.
Currently, Hackett is serving on the committees of Financial Institutions, Housing, and Urban Development, Health and Aging, Insurance (as chairman) and its Subcommittee on Workers' Compensation, and Local Government. He also is a member of the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee; and the Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council.
A former county commissioner, Hackett said lawmakers want to do their best to help the local governments save costs and mitigate the financial hit. "Everyone knows these big cuts are coming," he said.