Sep 14, 2022 7:30 AM
State Sen Kristina Roegner & Patricia Goetz, MD
State Senator District 27 Candidate Debate

State Senator Kristina Roegner is serving her first term in the Ohio Senate representing Ohioans living in Wayne County and parts of Summit and Stark counties. Senator Roegner Chairs the Government Oversight and Reform Committee, and serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee.  She is a member of the Health Committee and Transportation Committee. She also has special appointments to Joint Committee on Force Accounts, Co-Chairn and Tax Expenditure Review Committee. Senator Roegner has earned numerous legislative awards for her work in the Statehouse, including the NFIB's Guardian of Small Business Award, which is presented to only two legislators each year. She also received the Ohio Society of CPA's Outstanding Legislator Award.

Senator Roegner and her husband, Eric, have three daughters and live in Hudson.

Patricia Goetz, M.D. is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist, who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where she was one of just 9 women in a class of 130.

Her paramount goal in running for the Ohio Senate is to make government work for children and families in our communities. She has devoted her professional life to helping children, families, and adults solve difficult problems involving many systems: from schools and courts, to county and state governments. This work, combined with experience as a wife, mother, and grandmother, places her in a unique position to understand the needs of the residents of the 27th district.


  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University.  Past member of local boards, The Coalition for Children’s Mental Health, and the Portage County Mental Health Board. Worked with county and state governments. Member of the Western Reserve Community Band and member of the Rotary Club of Hudson