|Member of the OhioHouseofRepresentatives |
from the 61st district
January 7, 2019
|Preceded by||Ron Young|
January 3, 1997-December 31, 2004
|Preceded by||Dan Troy|
|Succeeded by||Lorraine Fende|
|Born||January 9, 1965|
|Alma mater||Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law|
Jamie Callender (born January 9, 1965) is an attorney, college professor, and current member of the Ohio General Assembly, representing the 61st district which includes the Lake County communities of Concord Township, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, LeRoy Township, Madison, Madison Township, North Perry, Perry, Perry Township, Waite Hill, Willoughby Hills, as well as most of both Mentor and Painesville Township.
After practicing law full-time as a partner at Buckley King LPA, he founded Callender Law Group and The Callender Group,education law and consulting firms based in Concord and Columbus, Ohio, and Nashville, Tennessee. Callender is also an adjunct professor of political science at Kent State University for the Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues.
In 1997, Callender was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, and would be elected three more times.As Chairman of the Ohio House Education Committee, Callender was involved in the creation of Ohio's charter school laws and later legislative reforms related to community ("charter") schools, and the introduction of the concept of "value added" as a measurement of a child's educational progress. Callender was also appointed as Ohio's representative on the Education Commission of the States (ECS), which worked with the Bush administration and various state governors to develop national education standards and accountability measurements, work which led to the No Child Left Behind Act.
In 2004, Callendar was term limited from the state House and unsuccessfully ran for the state Senate, losing in the Republican primary to Tim Grendell.In 2018, he successfully returned to the Ohio House, winning an open seat similar to the seat he previously represented.
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