Public Affairs


To monitor and evaluate public affairs issues and activities including elections, campaign finance, ethics, and lobbyist regulations, when of interest to the business community; and to examine proposed state constitutional amendments or initiative petition efforts that affect the electoral process.

For more information on the Ohio Chamber’s stances on public affairs issues or how to join the committee, please contact Keith Lake.


  • Proactively battle ballot initiatives proposed by anti-business special interest groups.
  • Safeguard the Ohio Constitution by requiring broader public support for proposed amendments.
  • Clarify and reinforce laws governing the ballot issue petition process.
  • Preserve the First Amendment right of businesses to unrestricted political advocacy.

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