Ohio House District 37 representative, Kristina Daley Roegner, visited government classes on Oct. 17.
Roegner is running for her last term for District 37 representative. District 37 includes northeastern Summit County, which is Stow and Hudson.
The presentation started with some background information about herself. Prior to Roegner’s time in public office, she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. She served global clients on performance issues and remains a McKinsey Alumni Consultant. Also, Roegner was a field engineer and project manager for Westinghouse Power Generation Service Division. She was responsible for leading teams in overhauling large turbines and generators at power plants across the country.
Representative Roegner served as an elected member of the Hudson City Council from 2005 until 2010. She was a member of the Budget Reduction Ad-hoc committee and she helped lead the city council in 2006 to reduce the budgeted city spending and size of government. She became a state representative in 2010 and is currently in her sixth year as representative.
When the house is in session, Roegner reports to Columbus any where from one to three days a week. The general assembly currently is not in session because of the election season.
During the meeting, Roegner talked about some of the bills she has passed, helped pass or is currently working to pass during her term. She helped with House Bill 2, which is a bill to regulate different aspects of charter schools in the state of Ohio.
She is currently working on bill that would allow students that take foreign languages in high school and pass a state exam to have a seal on their transcript that means the students are bilingual and can function in that language.
Roegner also talked about what candidates have to do to campaign in order to get elected. A couple of the things candidates have to do is fundraise and get their name out through posters, and yard signs.
There was a time that students and teachers were able to ask Roegner questions on a wide variety of subjects. Some of the questions that were asked related to high schools, college, marijuana, and the presidential election.
If anyone has something they would like Roegner to consider, they can go online to ohiohouse.gov and fill out a contact form.