128th Ohio General Assembly

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The One Hundred Twenty-eighth Ohio General Assembly was the legislative body of the state of Ohio from January 5, 2009 until December 31, 2010. Ted Strickland was Ohio Governor for its entirety. It was composed of the Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives. The apportionment of districts was based on the 2000 United States Census. It marked the first time in fourteen years that the Ohio Democratic Party controlled the House of Representatives, while the Ohio Republican Party maintained control of the Ohio Senate.

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

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

House of Representatives[edit]

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

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Membership[edit]

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 Fred Strahorn Democratic Dayton 2009 (Appt.) 2018
6 Jon Husted [5] Republican Kettering 2008 2016
7 Shannon Jones [6] Republican Springboro 2009 (Appt.) 2018
8 Bill Seitz [7] Republican Cincinnati 2007 (Appt.) 2016
9 Eric Kearney [8] Democratic Cincinnati 2005 (Appt.) 2014
10 Chris Widener [9] Republican Springfield 2008 2016
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 Jim Hughes [15] Republican Columbus 2008 2016
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 Jimmy Stewart Republican Athens 2008 2016
21 Shirley Smith [19] Democratic Cleveland 2006 2014
22 Vacant Republican
23 Dale Miller [20] Democratic Cleveland 2006 (Appt.) 2014
24 Tom Patton [21] Republican Strongsville 2008 (Appt.) 2016
25 Nina Turner [22] Democratic Cleveland 2008 (Appt.) 2018
26 Karen Gillmor [23] Republican Tiffin 2008 2016
27 Kevin Coughlin [24] Republican Cuyahoga Falls 2001 (Appt.) 2010
28 Tom Sawyer [25] Democratic Akron 2007 (Appt.) 2016
29 Kirk Schuring [26] Republican Canton 2002 2010
30 Jason Wilson [27] Democratic Columbiana 2007 (Appt.) 2016
31 Tim Schaffer [28] Republican Lancaster 2006 2014
32 Capri Cafaro [29] Democratic Hubbard 2007 (Appt.) 2016
33 Joe Schiavoni [30] Democratic Canfield 2009 (Appt.) 2018

House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party Residence First Elected Term Limited
1 Linda Bolon Dem East Palestine 2006 2014
2 Kris Jordan Rep Dublin 2008 2016
3 Ron Amstutz Rep Wooster 2008 2016
4 Matt Huffman Rep Lima 2006 2014
5 Gerald Stebleton Rep Lancaster 2006 2014
6 Randy Gardner Rep Bowling Green 2008 (Appt.) 2016
7 Kenny Yuko Dem Richmond Heights 2004 2012
8 Armond Budish Dem Beachwood 2006 2014
9 Barbara Boyd Dem Cleveland Heights 2006 2014
10 Robin Belcher Dem Cleveland 2009 (Appt.) 2018
11 Sandra Williams Dem Cleveland 2006 2014
12 Michael DeBose Dem Cleveland 2002 (Appt.) 2010
13 Michael J. Skindell Dem Lakewood 2002 2010
14 Michael Foley Dem Cleveland 2006 (Appt.) 2014
15 Timothy J. DeGeeter Dem Parma 2003 (Appt.) 2012
16 Nan Baker Rep Westlake 2008 2016
17 Josh Mandel Rep Lyndhurst 2006 2014
18 Matt Patten Dem Strongsville 2008 2016
19 Marian Harris Dem Columbus 2008 2016
20 Nancy Garland Dem New Albany 2008 2016
21 Kevin Bacon Rep Columbus 2006 2014
22 John Patrick Carney Dem Clintonville 2008 2016
23 Cheryl Grossman Rep Grove City 2008 2016
24 Ted Celeste Dem Upper Arlington 2006 2014
25 Dan Stewart Dem Columbus 2002 2010
26 Tracy Maxwell Heard Dem Columbus 2006 2014
27 W. Carlton Weddington Dem Columbus 2008 2016
28 Connie Pillich Dem Montgomery 2008 2016
29 Lou Blessing Rep Cincinnati 2004 2012
30 Robert Mecklenborg Rep Cincinnati 2007 (Appt.) 2016
31 Denise Driehaus Dem Cincinnati 2008 2016
32 Dale Mallory Dem Cincinnati 2006 2014
33 Alicia Reece Dem Cincinnati 2010 (Appt.) 2018
34 Peter Stautberg Rep Anderson Twp. 2008 2016
35 Ron Maag Rep Lebanon 2008 2016
36 Seth Morgan Rep Huber Heights 2008 2016
37 Peggy Lehner Rep Kettering 2008 2016
38 Terry Blair Rep Washington Twp. 2008 2016
39 Clayton Luckie Dem Dayton 2006 (Appt.) 2014
40 Roland Winburn Dem Harrison Twp. 2008 2016
41 Brian Williams Dem Akron 2004 2012
42 Mike Moran Dem Hudson 2008 2016
43 Steve Dyer Dem Green 2006 2014
44 Vernon Sykes Dem Akron 2006 2014
45 John Otterman Dem Akron 2008 (Appt.) 2016
46 Barbara Sears Rep Sylvania 2008 (Appt.) 2016
47 Joe Walter Dem Toledo 2010 (Appt.) 2018
48 Edna Brown Dem Toledo 2001 (Appt.) 2010
49 Matt Szollosi Dem Toledo 2006 2014
50 Todd Snitchler Rep Uniontown 2008 2016
51 Scott Oelslager Rep Canton 2002 2010
52 Stephen Slesnick Dem Canton 2008 (Appt.) 2016
53 Timothy Derickson Rep Hanover Twp 2008 2016
54 Courtney Combs Rep Hamilton 2004 (Appt.) 2012
55 Bill Coley Rep West Chester Twp. 2004 2012
56 Joseph Koziura Dem Lorain 2001 (Appt.) 2010
57 Matt Lundy Dem Elyria 2006 2014
58 Terry Boose Rep Norwalk 2008 2016
59 Ron Gerberry Dem Austintown 2007 (Appt.) 2016
60 Bob Hagan Dem Youngstown 2006 2014
61 Mark Okey Dem Carrollton 2006 2014
62 Lorraine Fende Dem Willowick 2004 2012
63 Mark Schneider Dem Mentor 2008 2016
64 Tom Letson Dem Warren 2006 2014
65 Sandra Harwood Dem Niles 2002 2010
66 Joe Uecker Rep Loveland 2004 2012
67 Peter Beck Rep Mason 2009 (Appt.) 2018
68 Kathleen Chandler Dem Kent 2002 2010
69 William G. Batchelder Rep Medina 2006 2014
70 Jarrod Martin Rep Beavercreek 2008 2016
71 Jay Hottinger Rep Newark 2006 2014
72 Ross McGregor Rep Springfield 2005 (Appt.) 2014
73 Jay Goyal Dem Mansfield 2006 2014
74 Bruce Goodwin Rep Defiance 2006 2014 Finance and Appropriations Agriculture and Development Subcommittee Ranking Member
75 Lynn Wachtmann Rep Napoleon 2006 2014 Health Committee Ranking Member
76 Cliff Hite Rep Findlay 2006 2014 Faith-based Initiatives Committee Ranking Member
77 Jim Zehringer Rep Fort Recovery 2007 (Appt.) 2016 Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member
78 John Adams Rep Sidney 2006 2014 Minority Whip
79 Richard Adams Rep Troy 2008 2016
80 Dennis Murray Dem Sandusky 2008 2016
81 Jeff Wagner Rep Sycamore 2002 2010
82 Jeffrey McClain Rep Upper Sandusky 2008 2016
83 David Burke Rep Marysville 2008 2016 Finance and Appropriations Human Services Subcommittee Ranking Member
84 Bob Hackett Rep London 2008 2016
85 Raymond Pryor Dem Chillicothe 2008 2016
86 David T. Daniels Rep Greenfield 2002 2010 State Government Committee Ranking Member
87 Clyde Evans Rep Rio Grande 2002 2010 Public Security and Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member
88 Danny Bubp Rep West Union 2004 2012 Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member
89 Todd Book Dem McDermott 2002 2010 Rules and Reference Committee Chairman
90 Margaret Ruhl Rep Mount Vernon 2008 2016
91 Dan Dodd Dem Hebron 2006 2014 Insurance Committee Chairman
92 Debbie Phillips Dem Athens 2008 2016
93 Larry Woodford Dem Marietta 2010 (Appt.) 2020
94 Troy Balderson Rep Muskingum 2008 2016
95 John Domenick Dem Smithfield 2002 2010
96 Joshua O'Farrell Dem New Philadelphia 2010 (Appt.) 2018
97 Dave Hall Rep Killbuck 2008 2016
98 Richard Hollington Rep Chagrin Falls 2010 (Appt.) 2018
99 Deborah Newcomb Dem Conneaut 2008 (Appt.) 2016

Appt.- Member was appointed to current House Seat

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

There were three resignations and one death.

33rd District John Boccieri (D)[1] Resigned December 31, 2008 to become a member of the United States House of Representatives. Joe Schiavoni (D)[2] January 6, 2009
5th District Tom Roberts (D) Resigned February 28, 2009 to become a member of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Fred Strahorn (D) March 31, 2009
7th District Bob Schuler (R) Schuler dies June 13, 2009, while in office. Shannon Jones (R) August 11, 2009
22nd District Bob Gibbs (R) Resigned December 31, 2010 to become a member of the United States House of Representatives. Larry Obhof (R) February 2, 2011

House of Representatives[edit]

There were seven resignations.

10th District Eugene Miller (D) Resigned to take a seat on Cleveland City Council. Robin Belcher (D) March 16, 2009
67th District Shannon Jones (R) Resigned to take a seat in the Ohio Senate. Peter Beck (R) September 20, 2009
98th District Matt Dolan (R) Resigned to focus on a run for Cuyahoga County Executive. Richard Hollington (R) February 6, 2010
33rd District Tyrone Yates (D) Resigned to become a judge on the Hamilton County Municipal Court. Alicia Reece March 3, 2010
47th District Peter Ujvagi (D) Resigned to become the administrator for Lucas County. Joe Walter March 24, 2010
96th District Allan Sayre (D) Resigned to become city manager for Dover, Ohio. Joshua O'Farrell June 2, 2010
93rd District Jennifer Garrison (D) Resigned to become a member of the Ohio Consumers Council. Larry Woodford December 7, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hirschfeld Davis, Julie (2008-11-05). "Democrats expand House majority with broad gains". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Schiavoni appointed to replace Boccieri as senator". TNL News. 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2011-07-25.