Subcommittee Field Hearing

Keeping the Promise of Social Security for Ohio’s First Responders and Public Servants

Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy Date: Friday, June 7, 2024 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Columbus Firefighters IAFF Local 67 Union Hall, 379 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH

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Member Statements

  1.  Sherrod Brown (D - OH)
  2.  Thom Tillis (R - NC)


Panel One

  1. Brian Steel
    Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9
    Columbus , OH
  2. George Sakellakis
    Director of Organization
    Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association
    Medina , OH
  3. Jamie Patton
    Buckeye Sheriffs
    Columbus , OH
  4. Carl Jordan
    Pension and Disability Representative
    Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters
    Massilon , OH

Panel Two

  1. Barb Ward
    Special Needs Bus Driver
    Fairland Local Schools
    Proctorville , OH
  2. Diane Gibson
    Retired Teacher
    Ohio Federation of Teachers
    Cincinnati , OH
  3. Cheryl Williams
    School Secretary
    Bailey Elementary School
    Dublin , OH

 How do I submit a statement for the record?

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Senate Committee on Finance
Attn. Editorial and Document Section
Rm. SD-219
Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-6200