Debe Terhar was elected to the Ohio state Board of Education in November 2011. Her term ends in December 2014.
Terhar represents District 4 in southwestern Ohio, including Cincinnati and Dayton. She lives in Cincinnati.
Terhar, a Republican, was elected president of the state board in March 2011 with the support of Gov. John Kasich and reelected to the post in January 2013. She is president of the Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club and active in the Tea Party movement.
Terhar is a former Montessori school teacher.
Her husband, Louis Terhar, was appointed to an open seat in the Ohio House of Representatives in September 2011 after the incumbent resigned and reelected to the seat in November 2012.