|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
|Assumed office |
March 27, 2019
|Preceded by||Theresa Gavarone|
|Alma mater||Kent State|
Haraz Ghanbari is a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 3rd district. Having previously sought appointment in 2016 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.
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.
- "Haraz Ghanbari - House District 3". Ohio House of Representatives. http://www.ohiohouse.gov/haraz-Ghanbari/biography. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
- "Vets Office Director Haraz Ghanbari seeks Ohio House Seat". 8 July 2016. https://bgindependentmedia.org/ut-vets-office-director-haraz-ghanbari-seeks-ohio-house-seat/title=UT.
- "Ghanbari gets Gavarone's-House seat". 27 March 2019. https://www.sent-trib.com/news/ghanbari-gets-gavarone-s-house-seat/article_3e9f88f0-50ae-11e9-97fc-bb3101575f14.html.
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