Judy Sheerer has served in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly. While serving in the Ohio House of Representatives, Sheerer was the assistant House majority whip from 1986 to 1990, and House Majority Whip from 1991 to 1992. She also served on the following House committees:
-Finance and Appropriations,
-Health and Retirement,
-Ways and Means.
In the Senate, she sat on the following committees:
-Health (ranking minority member),
-Human Services and Aging,
She also held special committee assignments on the Ohio Arts Council, the Legislative Budget Committee, the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee, the Campaign Finance Reform Review Committee, the Task Force on the Media in Campaigns, the Medicaid Long Term Care Reimbursement Study Committee, and the Joint Study Committee on Welfare Reform.
Judy Sheerer has received many awards for her service, including: the Toll Fellowship (1993); Josephine Irwin Award-WomenSpace (1992); Women of Achievement Award, Women's City Club (1990); Political Achievement Award, Cuyahoga County Women's Political Caucus (1990); Legislator of the Year, Ohio Nurses Association; Award for Excellence, Ohio Association of the Deaf; Legislator-Citizen Award, Ohio Association of Young Children; Distinguished Service Award, Association of Ohio Philanthropic Homes and Housing for the Aging; Legislative Leadership Award, Coalition for More Effective School Discipline; and Legislative Leadership Award, National Association of School Psychologists.
Biography courtesy of the Ohio Women's Policy and Research Commission