Debe Terhar was elected to the Ohio state Board of Education in November 2010 and began her term on January 1, 2011. Her term ends December 31, 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 served as president of the Hamilton County Republican Women’s Club and has been 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.