News & Updates

Friday, September 14, 2012 7:39 PM


Dave recently received the United Conservatives of Ohio’s “Watchdog of the Treasury” Award for his dedication to fiscal restraint during the 129th General Assembly.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:04 PM

Burke Praises Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

COLUMBUS— State Senator Dave Burke (R- Marysville) is commending the Ohio Attorney General’s Office on the announcement of their newly-established Ohio Prescription Drug Box Program.  Partnering with the Ohio Department of Health and the Drug Free Action Alliance, this initiative will help continue the fight against prescription drug abuse by allowing residents to deposit unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs at drop boxes at local law enforcement agencies

Monday, June 11, 2012 9:24 AM

Dispatch - Ban Cutting Flow of Bath Salts

A great highlight by the Columbus Dispatch on a personal testimony of the dangers and consequences of using bath salts as drugs.  I am proud to have been the author of the bill that has banned these drugs.

Saturday, June 2, 2012 1:25 PM

Senator Burke Receives Public Service Award

Senators Burke and Seitz Receive Public Service Award

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 3:09 PM

Dave's Letter to the Editor - Treatment Vital to Stopping Pill Mills

Take a moment to read my letter to the editor in response to the April 20 Dispatch article “ ‘Pill mill’ owner, six physicians indicted on drug charges.”  

Monday, May 7, 2012 1:56 PM

Strengthening the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Burke's bill to improve compliance and patient safety approved by Ohio Senate

Saturday, April 28, 2012 9:02 PM

Senator Burke named NAMI Legislator of the Year

State Senator Dave Burke received the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio's 2012 Legislator of the Year Award. The award was presented today at NAMI Ohio's statewide conference entitled, "The Great Mental Health Debate" at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:55 PM


Prescription drug abuse has become the number one cause of injury death in Ohio, with more than 1,400 deaths in 2009. Since the enactment of House Bill 93 last year, more than a dozen pills mills have already been shut down in Ohio. State Senator Dave Burke (R- Marysville) recently urged his colleagues to support a new bill that builds on efforts to improve patient safety.

Monday, March 5, 2012 4:49 PM

Don't Forget to Vote

Please remember to vote in the Republican Primary, tomorrow March 6th. 

Friday, March 2, 2012 7:36 PM


Ohio Governor John Kasich today signed House Bill 20 into law. Sponsored by State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) while he was a member of the Ohio House, the bill helps better protect witnesses of criminal activity from intimidation.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:30 PM


Read how I will continue to seek new ways to end prescription pill abuse and limit the availability of other dangerous substances like bath salts and K2 spice. As a 
pharmacist and a father, fighting to protect our children from the perils of drug abuse remains one of my top priorities. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:46 AM


The program offers over 340 scholarship opportunities to Ohio high school seniors.  In total, more than $1.1 million in scholarships will be made available for those who are selected to participate.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 5:00 PM


State Senator Dave Burke received recognition from the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA).  The group honored him with its Award for Legislative Excellence.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:33 PM

Senate approves changes to Commercial Driver's License requirements


State Senator Dave Burke commented on passage of House Bill 337, legislation that makes changes to Ohio law governing commercial drivers' licenses (CDLs).

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 1:42 PM

Op-Ed Streamlining Government In Ohio

One of my priorities as your state senator is keeping you updated on what is happening at the Ohio Statehouse.
With that in mind, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of the legislation that my colleagues and I in the Senate have approved in recent weeks.

Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:53 PM

Burke announces passage of bill to require the POW/MIA flag be displayed at Ohio rest stops

Columbus-State Senator Dave Burke announced that the Ohio Senate approved Senate Bill 222 yesterday, his legislation that would require the POW/MIA flag to be displayed in addition to the U.S. flag and the Ohio state flag at rest areas along the Ohio Turnpike and Ohio interstate highways. Current Ohio law encourages the POW/MIA to be flown but does not require it.

Friday, December 9, 2011 7:36 PM

Senator Dave Burke Honored by Ohio Disability Association as 2011 Legislator of the Year

The Ohio Association of County Boards – Serving People with Developmental Disabilities (OACB) announced.

Friday that Senator Dave Burke (R‐Marysville) has been chosen as their 2011 Legislator of the Year. The state disability group presented Burke with the award in a ceremony held last week at the association’ annual convention in Columbus.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 10:23 AM


Columbus – State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) has filed his petitions and announced he is running for election for Ohio's 26th Senate District.

"It is a privilege to represent the people of Ohio's 26th Senate District." Burke said. "I am humbled to be given this opportunity to serve our state and I will continue to work hard to bring jobs back and return prosperity to Ohio families.  Much work remains to be done and I am running to keep the Senate seat to continue my efforts to get Ohio back on track."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:00 AM

Burke named Legislator of the Year by child welfare advocates

Columbus - State Senator Dave Burke and State Representative Barbara Boyd (D-Cleveland) were named Outstanding Legislators of the Year at the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) Annual Conference Oct. 19-20.

Monday, October 17, 2011 4:37 PM

Senator Burke working to ban designer drugs.

Senator Burke and Representative Ruhl worked together to bring about a new law that bans K2, Bath Salts and future like designer drugs. Multiple deaths have occurred in Ohio. The law took effect October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:03 AM

Ohio law Banning Bath Salts Starts Monday

Burke's Law Banning Bath Salts Takes Effect Monday

Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:59 PM

Burke Visits Galion Community Hospital

Galion Hospital recognized by Radiological Assoc.

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