Congressman Bob Latta represents Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District and is currently serving his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives. As the Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and as a member of the Committee’s Subcommittees on Energy and Consumer Protection and Commerce, Bob oversees a variety of issues, including energy, telecommunications, food and drug safety, health care, and interstate and foreign commerce. He also serves as Deputy Whip, Co-Chairman of the Rural Broadband Caucus, and is a past Co-Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.
Previously, Bob was a member of the Committee on Agriculture, Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He also served in the Ohio House of Representatives (2001-2007), the Ohio Senate (1997-2001), and as Wood County Commissioner (1991-1996).
As a lifelong resident of Northwest Ohio, Bob understands the needs of his constituents and is committed to representing their interests in Washington, D.C. He is focused on promoting economic prosperity and job creation in Ohio, as well as throughout the country, and believes we must balance the budget, reduce the national debt, and work toward commonsense government reforms. He is also active in his community, where he is a member of the Bowling Green Noon Kiwanis, having served as President, Director and Trustee, the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and the Wood County Farm Bureau.
He and his wife Marcia live in Bowling Green and have two daughters, Elizabeth and Maria.