A man who has been in the Legislature for a quarter of a century with very little to show for it. A good part of his time in the Ohio General Assembly has been as a member of the majority and for a time a supermajority. Also, for the most part (except for Strickland), the governor has been a Republican.
He and fellow Republican Kirk Schuring (about 16 years in the Ohio General Assembly) have this little game going on between them called "musical chairs." However, there is one important difference from the classical game we all played as kids. In the Oelslager/Schuring version, they both get a seat. Just a different seat. A Senate seat or a House seat, but still a seat.
In this way they are both thumbing their noses at the voters by defeating the spirit of term limits
Oelslager is term limited out of the Ohio House this election year as Schuring is in the Ohio Senate. Solution? Oelslager is running to get back in the Senate a second time whereas Schuring is looking to get back to the House for a second time (the 51st).
The graphic above in this report #2 in a series which will, over time, account for the entire Oelslager record in the 128th Ohio General Assembly that ends on December 31, 2010.
Among Oelslager co-sponsored bills which haven't become law or at least passed the House include the following:
Primary Sponsor(s): Okey & Stebelton
Subject: Ohio Beekeepers Task Force
Primary Sponsor(s): Dodd
Subject: Ohio Nature Preserves license plates