Lou Gentile

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Lou Gentile
Lou Gentile 2011.jpg
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 30th district
Assumed office
December 15, 2011
Preceded by Jason Wilson
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 95th district
In office
January 3, 2011 – December 15, 2011
Preceded by John Domenick
Succeeded by Jack Cera
Personal details
Born Steubenville, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Residence Steubenville, Ohio
Alma mater West Virginia University (B.S.)
Profession Legislator
Religion Catholic

Lou Gentile is the state Senator for the 30th District of the Ohio Senate. Previously he was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He is a Democrat.[1]

Ohio Senate[edit]

In late 2011, Senator Jason Wilson resigned from his seat in the Ohio Senate to take become Director of the Governor's Office of Appalachia under Ohio Governor John Kasich. As a result, Senate Democrats were required to appoint a successor to the seat.[2] Gentile was the Senate Democrats top pick to fill the position.

It was announced in early December that Gentile was chosen for the seat. He was sworn into office on December 15, 2011.[3] Gentile was elected to a full term in the Senate in 2012, defeating Republican Shane Thompson 53% to 47%,[4] even though he was the GOP's top target and the GOP spent over $1 million to defeat him (Gentile raised about $800,000).[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Ohio Senate 30th District: Results 2012
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
2012 Lou Gentile 82,403 52.39% Shane Thompson 74,884 47.61%
Ohio House of Representatives 95th District: Results 2010
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct Independent Votes Pct
2010 Lou Gentile 23,213 66.25% None Mark Clark 11,824 33.75%


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