115th Ohio General Assembly

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The One Hundred Fifteenth Ohio General Assembly was the legislative body of the state of Ohio in 1983 and 1984. In this General Assembly, both the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives were controlled by the Democratic Party. In the Senate, there were 17 Democrats and 16 Republicans. In the House, there were 62 Democrats and 37 Republicans. It was the first General Assembly to use redistricted legislative districts from the 1980 United States Census.

Major events[edit]

Vacancies[edit]

December 2, 1983: Senator Sam Speck (R-20th) resigns. March 11, 1983: Representative Pete Crossland (D-42nd) resigns. July 19, 1983: Representative Arthur Wilkowski (D-46th) resigns. March 6, 1984: Senator Tom Fries (D-6th) resigns May 17, 1984: Senator Morris Jackson (D-21st) resigns. May 20, 1984: Senator Ben Skall (R-22nd) resigns. May 22, 1984: Representative Jim Petro (R-6th) resigns.

Appointments[edit]

March 16, 1983: Vernon Sykes is appointed to the 42nd House District. November 30, 1983: Don Czarcinski is appointed to the 46th House District. January 10, 1984: Bob Ney is appointed to the 20th Senatorial District. March 6, 1984: Tom Talbott is appointed to the 6th Senatorial District. May 17, 1984: Michael R. White is appointed to the 21st Senatorial District. May 20, 1984: Grace L. Drake is appointed to the 22nd Senatorial District. May 23, 1984: Jeff Jacobs is appointed to the 6th House District.

Senate[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Members of the 115th Ohio Senate[edit]

District Senator Party First elected
1 M. Ben Gaeth Republican 1974
2 Paul Gillmor Republican 1967
3 Ted Gray Republican 1967
4 Buz Lukens Republican 1971 (Appt.)
5 Neal Zimmers Democratic 1974
6 Tom Talbott Democratic 1984 (Appt.)
7 Richard Finan Republican 1978 (Appt.)
8 Stanley Aronoff Republican 1967
9 Bill Bowen Democratic 1970 (Appt.)
10 David Hobson Republican 1982 (Appt.)
11 Marigene Valiquette Democratic 1969 (Appt.)
12 Steve Maurer Democratic 1980
13 Alan Zaleski Democratic 1982
14 Cooper Snyder Republican 1979 (Appt.)
15 Richard Pfeiffer Democratic 1982
16 Michael Schwarzwalder Democratic 1976
17 Oakley C. Collins Republican 1974
18 Robert Boggs Democratic 1982
19 Lowell Steinbrenner Republican 1982
20 Bob Ney Republican 1984 (Appt.)
21 Michael R. White Democratic 1984 (Appt.)
22 Grace L. Drake Republican 1984 (Appt.)
23 Charles L. Butts Democratic 1974
24 Gary C. Suhadolnik Republican 1980
25 Lee Fisher Democratic 1982
26 Paul Pfeifer Republican 1976
27 Oliver Ocasek Democratic 1967
28 Marcus Roberto Democratic 1982
29 Tom Walsh Republican 1978
30 Bill Ress Republican 1980
31 Eugene Branstool Democratic 1982
32 Tom Carney Democratic 1972
33 Harry Meshel Democratic 1970

House of Representatives[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Members of the 115th Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party First Elected
1 Waldo Rose Rep 1972
2 Ross Boggs Dem 1982
3 John D. Shivers Jr. Dem 1982
4 William G. Batchelder Rep 1968
5 Robert Brown Rep 1978
6 Jeff Jacobs Rep 1984 (Appt.)
7 Rocco Colonna Dem 1974
8 Francine Panehal Dem 1974
9 Patrick Sweeney Dem 1967
10 June Kreuzer Dem 1982
11 Barbara C. Pringle Dem 1982 (Appt.)
12 Troy Lee James Dem 1967
13 Jim Mahnic Jr. Dem 1982
14 Ike Thompson Dem 1970
15 Mary Boyle Democratic 1978
16 John Thompson Dem 1970
17 Leroy Peterson Dem 1982
18 Judy Sheerer Dem 1982
19 Ron Suster Democratic 1980
20 Thomas Pottenger Republican 1976
21 Jerome F. Luebbers Democratic 1978
22 Lou Blessing Republican 1982
23 William L. Mallory Sr. Democratic 1966
24 Terry Tranter Democratic 1976
25 Helen Rankin Democratic 1978 (Appt.)
26 John O'Brien Republican 1980
27 Dale Van Vyven Republican 1978 (Appt.)
28 David J. Leland Dem
29 Ray Miller Democratic 1982
30 Mike Stinziano Democratic 1972
31 Otto Beatty Jr. Democratic 1980 (Appt.)
32 Dean Conley Democratic 1978
33 Don Gilmore Republican 1978
34 Jo Ann Davidson Republican 1980
35 Dana Deshler Rep
36 C.J. McLin Democratic 1966
37 Ed Orlett Democratic 1972
38 Bob Corbin Republican 1976
39 Bob Hickey Democratic 1982
40 Russell E. Guerra Rep
41 Bob Nettle Democratic 1976
42 Vernon Sykes Democratic 1983 (Appt.)
43 Vernon Cook Democratic 1972
44 Thomas C. Sawyer Democratic 1976
45 Casey Jones Democratic 1968
46 Don Czarcinski Democratic 1983 (Appt.)
47 Barney Quilter Democratic 1966
48 John Galbraith Republican 1966
49 Chuck Red Ash Republican 1978
50 William J. Healy Democratic 1974
51 David Johnson Republican 1976
52 Joseph Vukovich Democratic 1976
53 Tom Gilmartin Democratic 1972
54 John Bara Democratic 1982
55 Michael Camera Democratic 1982
56 Michael A. Fox Rep 1974
57 Bill Donham Rep 1972
58 Joe Williams Republican 1980
59 Michael G. Verich Democratic 1982
60 Dan Troy Dem 1982
61 Bob Hagan Sr. Dem
62 David Hartley Dem
63 Paul Jones Dem 1982
64 Frank Sawyer Dem 1982
65 Bob Doyle Rep 1982
66 Sue Fisher Republican
67 Marc Guthrie Dem 1982
68 Bob Netzley Rep 1967
69 Cliff Skeen Democratic 1976
70 Fred Deering Dem 1972
71 Ron Gerberry Democratic 1974
72 Marie Tansey Rep 1976
73 Jim Buchy Rep
74 Bob Clark Rep 1982
75 Joe Haines Rep 1980
76 Harry Turner Rep 1972
77 Harry Mallott Dem 1972
78 Steve Williams Rep 1980
79 Larry Manahan Rep 1978
80 Chuck Earl Rep 1982
81 Dale Locker Dem 1972
82 John Stozich Rep
83 Rodney Hughes Rep 1967
84 Corwin Nixon Rep 1967
85 Dwight Wise Dem 1982
86 Walter McClaskey Rep 1972
87 Joan Lawrence Rep 1982
88 Mike Shoemaker Dem 1982
89 Vern Riffe Dem 1967
90 Richard Rench Rep
91 Paul Mechling Dem
92 Ron James Dem 1974
93 Ron Amstutz Rep 1980
94 Jolynn Boster Dem 1982
95 Joe Secrest Dem 1982
96 Tom Johnson Dem 1976
97 William Hinig Dem 1967
98 Arthur Bowers Dem 1968
99 Jack Cera Dem 1982

Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat

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