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Haraz Ghanbari
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives

Assumed office
March 27, 2019
Preceded by Theresa Gavarone
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kim
Children 2
Residence Perrysburg, Ohio
Alma mater Kent State
Profession Public Affairs
Religion Christian

Haraz Ghanbari is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 3rd district.[1] Having previously sought appointment in 2016[2] he was successfully appointed to the post in March 2019 to replace Theresa Gavarone, who was appointed State Senator for the 2nd District of the Ohio Senate.[3]

Ghanbari had served on the city council of Perrysburg, Ohio since 2016, and was intending to run for re-election to the council when he was appointed to the House of Representatives. He had previously worked as the Director of Military and Veterans Affairs at University of Toledo and he served in the US Army as a Public Affairs Officer. Ghanbari has served over 17 years in the Army National Guard and the United States Navy Reserve being promoted to Lieutenant Commander on Sept. 1, 2018. His service has included deployment to Bosnia in the Army and Afghanistan with the Navy. A public affairs officer, he has also worked for the Associated Press in its Washington Bureau. Ghanbari is married with two children.


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