Cliff Rosenberger grew up in small town Ohio, where he quickly learned the importance of hard work, public service, and common sense initiatives.
Cliff has a long tradition of civic accomplishments with leaders in his hometown, Clarksville. He helped establish a village planning commission for Clarksville and led a movement to establish a Clinton County Veteran’s Memorial in Wilmington. He also served as the representative for the village to the Clinton County Republican Central Committee from 2004 until 2010.
A former Air Force Veteran, Cliff was formerly assigned to the 113th fighter wing of the Air National Guard, which he enlisted in shortly after graduating from Clinton Massie High School. Originally stationed in Springfield, Ohio, with the 178th Fighter Wing, he transferred to the 113th fighter wing of the District of Columbia after accepting a position with the White House in February 2007. He has also served as the national political events coordinator for Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Interior, Dirk Kempthorne.
In the General Assembly, Cliff has served as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education for Finance and as a member on the following committees: Finance and Appropriations, Public Utilities, Military and Veterans Affairs, and Gaming and Wagers. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, he saw first-hand the importance of creating a stronger, more competitive workforce. Cliff led the committee to a series of regional hearings throughout Ohio to take the discussions on higher education in the communities. As Speaker, Cliff has continued to address Ohio’s need to better prepare the workforce for tomorrow’s jobs. He has helped create efficiencies in the higher education system towards degree attainment and lead a more focused effort in preparing students for jobs in high demand fields.
Cliff’s top priority continues to be efforts for job creation and retention. While serving in the Statehouse, Cliff has helped facilitate more than 600 jobs to the 91st District, equating to more than $40 million in payroll and another $40 million in investment. (assuming these numbers are outdated—delete entire sentence?) Cliff understands the needs to run a successful business and will continue to promote economic growth to the district.
Cliff continues to be active in the Clarksville community where he resides.