About Rob

Meet Rob McColley

State Senator Rob McColley

Rob McColley has been serving in the Ohio Senate since being appointed in December 2017. He represents the 1st Senate District, which includes Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Williams counties, as well aspart of Auglaize, Fulton, and Logan counties.

Rob was born and raised in Napoleon where he attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Napoleon High School. He still resides in Napoleon with his wife, Denise, their daughter Anna, and their twin boys Matthew and Michael.

He attend The Ohio State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance. After graduating, Rob attended the University of Toledo College of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2010.

Prior to being appointed to the Senate, Rob represented the 81st District in the Ohio State Representative where he also served in leadership as Assistant Majority Whip. Before being entering into public office, he served in the Community Improvement Corporation of Henry County. There he oversaw economic development efforts for the county and worked to improve workforce development efforts between manufacturers and schools in surrounding counties.

In addition, he is a former trustee of the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial in Sunbury, Ohio, which honors Ohio’s men and women who have died in the war on terror. Other examples of his community involvement include formerly serving as a trustee of the Henry County Community Foundation, board member for the Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities, a member of the OSU Alumni Club of Northwest Ohio, and a board member of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy.