speaks at Ada Kiwanis
Thursday, October 09, 2014 6:00 AM
ADA - At a joint meeting of the Ada Kiwanis and Rotary Chubs held on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 12 p.m. in Ohio Northern University's McIntosh Center, members welcomed Ohio Representative Robert Sprague (R-83).
is currently serving his
second term in the Ohio
House of Representatives, following his
appointment in February 2011.
serves the 83rd District, which consists of Hancock and Hardin Counties, as well as parts of Logan County.
Sprague currently serves on the House Insurance and Finance Committees and as Chairman of the Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Committee.
A native of Findlay, Sprague comes to the Ohio House, having most recently served as City Auditor for the City of Findlay.
Sprague served as lead financial officer to guide Findlay through its budget crisis of 2008-2009, has served as treasurer for the City of Findlay, and worked tirelessly in the aftermath of the worst flood to hit the City of Findlay since 1913.
Sprague graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1996.
As a team member at Ernst & Young, he served as project lead on a number of high-profile engagements with Fortune 500 companies.
Sprague formed his own consulting firm in Atlanta in 1999, and graduated seventh in his class with a master's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Following graduation, Sprague
returned to his
hometown of Findlay to pursue public service.
wife, Amanda, reside in Findlay with their five children.
spoke about the Ohio
House legislation requiring every county to have the full spectrum of opioid addiction recovery treatment and recovery housing.
Sprague was the chair of the House Prescription Drug Addiction and Healthcare Reform Committee, which traveled around Ohio last summer learning about and studying drug abuse and addiction.
House Bill 369 was introduced into the legislature in December 2013, but its provisions were incorporated into House Bill 483 as part of the mid-biennium budget review (MBR) process.
The bill requires that each county board of alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services (ADAMHS) establish of full spectrum of care, resources and treatment services for opioid and co-occurring drug addiction.
said that the legislation is making a difference and it is beginning to show positive results in stemming the very-rising problem of substance abuse.
remarks by answering several questions from those in attendance.