Sarah Spence currently serves as the Chair of the Ohio Young Republicans (OYR). She has been a member of the OYR board since 2006, serving as Southeast Regional Vice Chair (2 terms), Secretary (5 terms) and co-chair (2 terms).
Some of Sarah’s oldest memories are of walking in parades with her mother for local Republican candidates in Jackson County, OH including former State Representative and State Senator John Carey. Sarah first joined the Young Republicans in 2003 with the Toledo Metropolitan and Vicinity Young Republican Club (Toledo M.A.V.Y.R.C.s) while serving as campaign manager for a Congressional campaign. She later returned to her SE Ohio roots to start the Jackson County Young Republican Club.
In 2006, Sarah moved to Columbus to work on the gubernatorial campaign of Ken Blackwell, and fell in love with Capital Square, its politics and the city. She became involved with the Cap City YRs, and has served the club’s membership chair, political chair, secretary and president. Sarah has been involved several political campaigns from county central committee races to the most recent presidential primary race.
Sarah is the Communications and Legislative Affairs Manager for the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission where she serves as the contact between the commission, the Ohio General Assembly and governor’s office. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, sports and volunteering at her church’s free legal clinic.