Brian Chavez is the new state senator for Ohio’s 30th District after Hoagland’s retirement

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Brian Chavez is the new senator for Ohio’s 30th District after Frank Hoagland’s retirement.

The Marietta Republican was sworn in Wednesday to finish Hoagland’s term during a ceremony in the Senate’s chambers.

“Our area of the state has unique challenges and opportunities. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in the Ohio legislature to serve the people with distinction,” Chavez said in a press release.

Chavez is the manager and owner of Reno Oil & Gas LLC, which manages the drilling and field maintenance of more than 400 conventional gas and oil wells. He is also the owner of Chavez Well Service LLC and the CEO of Deeprock Disposal Solutions LLC.

He was an engineer at Intel Corp. from 1996 to 2008 and has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of New Mexico.

Brian Chavez is sworn into office with his wife and two children standing by his side.
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Hoagland announced in November he would step down from his seat effective December 1.

Chavez intends to run for a full four-year term in November 2024 after finishing out Hoagland’s term, according to the press release.

The 30th District covers Washington, Athens, Belmont, Meigs, Morgan, Monroe, Noble, Harrison and Jefferson counties, as well as a portion of Guernsey County.