127th Ohio General Assembly

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The One Hundred Twenty-seventh Ohio General Assembly was the legislative body of the state of Ohio in 2007 and 2008. The biennium corresponded with the final days the Bob Taft administration, and the first two years of Ted Strickland's tenure as Ohio Governor. The districts were drawn in accordance to the 2000 United States census and the 2002 redistricting process. Both the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives were retained by the Ohio Republican Party.

Major events[edit]

Vacancies[edit]

Appointments[edit]

Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 22 11 33 0
Begin 21 12 33 0
Latest voting share 63.6% 36.4%

Leadership[edit]

Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Members of the 127th Ohio Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Residence First elected Term Limited
1 Steve Buehrer [1] Republican Delta 2006 2014
2 Mark Wagoner [2] Republican Toledo 2008 (Appt.) 2016
3 David Goodman [3] Republican New Albany 2001 (Appt.) 2010
4 Gary Cates [4] Republican West Chester 2004 2012
5 Tom Roberts Democratic Dayton 2002 (Appt.) 2010
6 Peggy Lehner [5] Republican Kettering 2008 (Appt.) 2016
7 Robert Schuler [6] Republican Cincinnati 2002 2010
8 Bill Seitz [7] Republican Cincinnati 2007 (Appt.) 2016
9 Eric Kearney [8] Democratic Cincinnati 2005 (Appt.) 2014
10 Steve Austria [9] Republican Beavercreek 2000 2008
11 Teresa Fedor [10] Democratic Toledo 2002 2010
12 Keith Faber [11] Republican Celina 2007 (Appt.) 2016
13 Sue Morano [12] Democratic Lorain 2006 2014
14 Tom Niehaus [13] Republican New Richmond 2004 2012
15 Ray Miller [14] Democratic Columbus 2002 2010
16 Steve Stivers [15] Republican Columbus 2003 (Appt.) 2012
17 John Carey [16] Republican Wellston 2002 2010
18 Timothy Grendell [17] Republican Chesterland 2004 2012
19 Bill Harris [18] Republican Ashland 2000 (Appt.) 2010
20 Joy Padgett [19] Republican Coshocton 2004 2012
21 Shirley Smith [20] Democratic Cleveland 2006 2014
22 Ron Amstutz [21] Republican Wooster 2000 2008
23 Dale Miller [22] Democratic Cleveland 2006 (Appt.) 2014
24 Tom Patton [23] Republican Strongsville 2008 (Appt.) 2016
25 Nina Turner [24] Democratic Cleveland 2008 (Appt.) 2018
26 Larry Mumper [25] Republican Loudonville 1997 (Appt.) 2008
27 Kevin Coughlin [26] Republican Cuyahoga Falls 2001 (Appt.) 2010
28 Tom Sawyer [27] Democratic Akron 2007 (Appt.) 2016
29 Kirk Schuring [28] Republican Canton 2002 2010
30 Jason Wilson [29] Democratic Columbiana 2007 (Appt.) 2016
31 Tim Schaffer [30] Republican Lancaster 2006 2014
32 Capri Cafaro [31] Democratic Hubbard 2007 (Appt.) 2016
33 John Boccieri [32] Democratic New Middletown 2007 2014

House of Representatives[edit]

Composition[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 38 60 99 0
Begin 46 53 99 0
Latest voting share 46.5% 53.5%

Leadership[edit]

Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Members of the 127th Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Residence First Elected Term Limited
1 Linda Bolon Democrat East Palestine 2006 2014
2 Jon Peterson Republican Delaware 2000 2008
3 Jim Carmichael Republican Wooster 2000 2008
4 Matt Huffman Republican Lima 2006 2014
5 Gerald Stebleton Republican Lancaster 2006 2014
6 Randy Gardner Republican Bowling Green 2008 (Appt.) 2016
7 Kenny Yuko Democrat Richmond Heights 2004 2012
8 Armond Budish Democrat Beachwood 2006 2014
9 Barbara Boyd Democrat Cleveland Heights 2006 2014
10 Eugene Miller Democrat Cleveland 2006 2014
11 Sandra Williams Democrat Cleveland 2006 2014
12 Michael DeBose Democrat Cleveland 2002 (Appt.) 2010
13 Michael J. Skindell Democrat Lakewood 2002 2010
14 Michael Foley Democrat Cleveland 2006 (Appt.) 2014
15 Timothy J. DeGeeter Democrat Parma 2003 (Appt.) 2012
16 Jennifer Brady Democrat Westlake 2006 2014
17 Josh Mandel Republican Lyndhurst 2006 2014
18 Tom Patton Republican Strongsville 2002 2010
19 Larry L. Flowers Republican Canal Winchester 2000 2008
20 Jim McGregor Republican Gahanna 2001 (Appt.) 2010
21 Kevin Bacon Republican Columbus 2006 2014
22 Jim Hughes Republican Clintonville 2000 2008
23 Larry Wolpert Republican Hilliard 2000 2008
24 Ted Celeste Democrat Upper Arlington 2006 2014
25 Dan Stewart Democrat Columbus 2002 2010
26 Tracy Maxwell Heard Democrat Columbus 2006 2014
27 Joyce Beatty Democrat Columbus 1999 (Appt.) 2008
28 Andrew Ciarfardini Republican Springdale 2008 (Appt.) 2018
29 Lou Blessing Republican Cincinnati 2004 2012
30 Robert Mecklenborg Republican Cincinnati 2007 (Appt.) 2016
31 Steve Driehaus Democrat Cincinnati 2000 2008
32 Dale Mallory Democrat Cincinnati 2006 2014
33 Tyrone Yates Democrat Cincinnati 2002 2010
34 Tom Brinkman Jr. Republican Cincinnati 2000 2008
35 Michelle G. Schneider Republican Cincinnati 2000 2008
36 Arlene Setzer Republican Vandalia 2000 2008
37 Jon Husted Republican Kettering 2000 2008
38 John White Republican Kettering 2000 2008
39 Clayton Luckie Democrat Dayton 2006 (Appt.) 2014
40 Fred Strahorn Democrat Dayton 2000 2008
41 Brian Williams Democrat Akron 2004 2012
42 Richard Nero Republican Cuyahoga Falls 2008 (Appt.) 2016
43 Steve Dyer Democrat Green 2006 2014
44 Vernon Sykes Democrat Akron 2006 2014
45 John Otterman Democrat Akron 2008 (Appt.) 2016
46 Barbara Sears Republican Sylvania 2008 (Appt.) 2016
47 Peter Ujvagi Democrat Toledo 2002 2010
48 Edna Brown Democrat Toledo 2001 (Appt.) 2010
49 Matt Szollosi Democrat Toledo 2006 2014
50 John Hagan Republican Canton 2000 2008
51 Scott Oelslager Republican Canton 2002 2010
52 Stephen Slesnick Democrat Canton 2008 (Appt.) 2016
53 Shawn Webster Republican Millville 2000 2008
54 Courtney Combs Republican Hamilton 2004 (Appt.) 2012
55 Bill Coley Republican West Chester Twp. 2004 2012
56 Joseph Koziura Democrat Lorain 2001 (Appt.) 2010
57 Matt Lundy Democrat Elyria 2006 2014
58 Tom Heydinger Democrat Norwalk 2008 (Appt.) 2016
59 Ron Gerberry Democrat Austintown 2007 (Appt.) 2016
60 Bob Hagan Democrat Youngstown 2006 2014
61 Mark Okey Democrat Carrollton 2006 2014
62 Lorraine Fende Democrat Willowick 2004 2012
63 Carol-Ann Schindel Republican Mentor 2006 2014
64 Tom Letson Democrat Warren 2006 2014
65 Sandra Harwood Democrat Niles 2002 2010
66 Joe Uecker Republican Loveland 2004 2012
67 Shannon Jones Republican Springboro 2006 2014
68 Kathleen Chandler Democrat Kent 2002 2010
69 William G. Batchelder Republican Medina 2006 2014
70 Kevin DeWine Republican Beavercreek 2000 2008
71 Jay Hottinger Republican Newark 2006 2014
72 Ross McGregor Republican Springfield 2005 (Appt.) 2014
73 Jay Goyal Democrat Mansfield 2006 2014
74 Bruce Goodwin Republican Defiance 2006 2014
75 Lynn Wachtmann Republican Napoleon 2006 2014
76 Cliff Hite Republican Findlay 2006 2014
77 Jim Zehringer Republican Fort Recovery 2007 (Appt.) 2016
78 John Adams Republican Sidney 2006 2014
79 Diana Fessler Republican New Carlisle 2000 2008
80 Chris Redfern Democrat Port Clinton 1999 (Appt.) 2008
81 Jeff Wagner Republican Sycamore 2002 2010
82 Steve Reinhard Republican Bucyrus 2000 2008
83 Tony Core Republican Marysville 2000 2008
84 Chris Widener Republican Springfield 2002 2010
85 John M. Schlichter Republican Washington Court House 2002 2010
86 David T. Daniels Republican Greenfield 2002 2010
87 Clyde Evans Republican Rio Grande 2002 2010
88 Danny Bubp Republican West Union 2004 2012
89 Todd Book Democrat McDermott 2002 2010
90 Thom Collier Republican Mount Vernon 2000 (Appt.) 2008
91 Dan Dodd Democrat Hebron 2006 2014
92 Jimmy Stewart Republican Athens 2002 2010
93 Jennifer Garrison Democrat Marietta 2004 2012
94 Jim Aslanides Republican Coshocton 1999 (Appt.) 2008
95 John Domenick Democrat Smithfield 2002 2010
96 Allan Sayre Democrat Dover 2004 2012
97 Bob Gibbs Republican Lakeville 2003 2010
98 Matt Dolan Republican Chagrin Falls 2004 2012
99 Deborah Newcomb Democrat Conneaut 2008 (Appt.) 2016

Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat

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