(February 6, 2011 - Zanesville, Ohio)
Sen. Jimmy Stewart, R-Albany, has Muskingum County in his district. Stewart is the majority floor leader in the Senate. He is the vice chairman of the Energy and Public Utilities and Health, Human Services and Aging committees. He also sits on the Agriculture, Finance and Rules and Reference committees.
Stewart isn't the primary sponsor on any legislation yet, but said he has several bills in the pipelines.
Stewart plans to reintroduce a bill from last year that would give local law enforcement more training and resources to deal with illegal immigration. It also would allow Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to enter into a contract with federal law enforcement on behalf of local police...