State Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) has announced she will seek re-election to her 23rd District seat in 2012.

State Rep. Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) has announced she will seek re-election to her 23rd District seat in 2012.

“I am honored to have been elected to serve our community for the 129th General Assembly, and I hope to continue the fight to bring new jobs and opportunities to Ohio,” said Grossman. “There is still much work to be done here in our state, and I am confident that with the right leadership, we can bring about a more prosperous future for Ohio.”

“During the 2011 session of the 129th General Assembly, Grossman has helped the Ohio House fill an $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes on Ohioans, reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses, and strengthen Ohio’s schools by reducing and eliminating unfunded mandates,” a press release from her office said.

As a strong supporter of small businesses, Grossman has fought to make Ohio’s business climate more conducive to private-sector job retention and growth. She sponsored House Bill 82 to alleviate the financial strain caused by state regulations on small businesses, which needlessly extended far beyond federal guidelines on motor carriers and put undue strain on businesses, the press release said. She also voted in support of legislation to create the Common Sense Initiative, a small business rule review intended to examine state regulations and make certain that they do not hinder business’ success in Ohio.

Additionally, she helped to spearhead the effort to eliminate Ohio’s death tax, an “onerous double tax that has contributed to the loss of many small businesses and family farms—and the jobs associated with them — for decades,” the release said.

Grossman was the Grove City mayor from 1996 to 2008 and was elected to her current term in 2010.

The 23rd District will include Grove City, Hilliard, Jackson Township, Norwich Township, Prairie Township, Franklin Township, Urbancrest and parts of Columbus during the 130th General Assembly.