|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
from the 30th district
October 9, 2007 – August 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Bill Seitz|
|Succeeded by||Louis Terhar|
|Born||April 1, 1952|
|Residence||Green Township, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Ohio University, University of Cincinnati|
Robert Mecklenborg (born April 1, 1952) is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, who represented the 30th district since his appointment in 2007. As chairman of the state government and elections committee, he introduced a bill to require voters to produce state-issued photo identification in order to vote.
Life and career
Mecklenborg graduated from the Roman Catholic St. Xavier High School in 1970. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University, he obtained a law degree from the University of Cincinnati. He was licensed to practice law in Ohio in 1978 and in Federal Court for the Southern District in 1983.
He lives with his wife, Jan, in Green Township. They have three children: Jill, Rob and Laura.
Mecklenborg served as solicitor and prosecutor for the Cleves, a village in Hamilton County with a population of 2,735 and a land area of 1.58 sq. miles. He is also a former law director and a former assistant county prosecutor for the city of Cheviot, a residential suburb of Cincinnati. He is a member of the executive and central committees of the Hamilton County, Ohio Republican Party.
Ohio House of Representatives
With the endorsement of the Hamilton County Republican Party, Mecklenborg was appointed to succeed Bill Seitz in the 30th House District in the Ohio legislature in 2007. He was seated October 9, 2007.
He retained the 30th House District seat in 2010 in the campaign against Democrat Richard Luken. He chaired the Ohio House state government and elections committee and served on the committees of finance and appropriations, the higher education subcommittee, and the judiciary and ethics committees. He was a member of the Ohio Arts Council and the State Victims Assistance Advisory Committee.
Mecklenborg was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop April 23, 2011 outside of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. On July 17, Mecklenborg announced his resignation. The Republican Caucus of the House chose Lou Tehrar as his successor.
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- "Robert P. Mecklenborg, Representative". Ohio House of Representatives. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
- Ohio Hometown Locator
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- Brunner, Jennifer 2008 primary election results Archived 2010-12-27 at the Wayback Machine (2008-03-04)
- Brunner, Jennifer 2008 general election results Archived 2011-09-16 at the Wayback Machine (2008-11-04)
- Brunner, Jennifer 2010 election results Archived 2012-04-13 at the Wayback Machine (2010-11-02)
- http://www.wcpo.com | Embattled state Rep. Mecklenborg resigns |Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. | July 17, 2011 | 
- http://www.dispatch.com | State rep caught driving drunk with stripper quits legislature By Darrel Rowland | July 18, 2011 |