Marcus Roberto

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Marcus Roberto
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 28th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – February 26, 1986
Preceded by Kenneth Cox
Succeeded by Bob Nettle
In office
January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1982
Preceded by David W. Johnson
Succeeded by Robert Boggs
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 62nd district
In office
January 3, 1971 – December 31, 1976
Preceded by Anice Johnson
Succeeded by John A. Begala
Personal details
Born (1930-11-26)November 26, 1930
New Milford, Ohio[1]
Died February 24, 1986(1986-02-24) (aged 55)[2]
Political party Democratic

Marcus Aurelius Roberto (November 26, 1930 – February 24, 1986), a Democrat, was a member of the Ohio General Assembly. Roberto initially won a seat in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1970, replacing Anice Johnson, and won reelection in 1972 and 1974. However, Roberto sought to move up to the Ohio Senate in 1976.[3] Challenging David W. Johnson, Roberto won, and took his seat in the Senate in 1977. He was reelected in 1980.

In 1982, Roberto opted to run for a seat in the United States House of Representatives against Congressman J. William Stanton. He ended up losing the nomination to Dennis Eckart.[4] Switching over to a new district following redistricting, Roberto won reelection in 1984.

After battling cancer for months, Roberto died from cancer on February 25, 1986, midway through his third term in office.[5]