COLUMBUS, Ohio - Perrysburg City Councilman Haraz Ghanbari is now a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
WTOL 11 reports Ghanbari was sworn into the 3rd House District seat Wednesday afternoon in Columbus. He replaces Theresa Gavarone, who was appointed earlier this year to replace Randy Gardner in the Ohio Senate.
Ghanbari is a Navy veteran who served in Operations Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and in Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIS. He also served with the Army in Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia. He currently serves as a commissioner military officer in the United States Navy Reserve.
During his time on the Perrysburg City Council, Ghanbari has served as the chairman of the Safety Committee and as a member of the Service and Public Utilities Committees.