Ohio Senate

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Ohio Senate
132nd Ohio General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 3, 2017
Larry Obhof (R)
Since January 3, 2017
President Pro Tempore
Bob Peterson (R)
Since February 23, 2016
Majority Leader
Randy Gardner (R)
Since January 3, 2017
Minority Leader
Kenny Yuko (D)
Since April 26, 2017
Layout of Ohio
Political groups


Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle II, Ohio Constitution
Last election
November 6, 2018
(17 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(16 seats)
Meeting place
Ohio State Senate.jpg
Senate Chamber
Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio Senate is the upper house of the Ohio General Assembly. The State Senate, which meets in the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, first convened in 1803. Senators are elected for four year terms, staggered every two years such that half of the seats are contested at each election.[1] Even numbered seats and odd numbered seats are contested in separate election years. The President of the Ohio Senate presides over the body when in session, and is currently Larry Obhof.

Currently, the Senate consists of 24 Republicans and 9 Democrats; Senators are limited to two consecutive terms. Each Senator represents approximately 349,000 Ohioans, and each Senate District encompasses three corresponding Ohio House of Representatives Districts.


132st General Assembly (2017–2018)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 24 9 33 0
Begin 24 9 33 0
Latest voting share 69.6% 27.3%


Majority leadership[edit]

Minority leadership[edit]

Other Officers

Clerk: According to the Rules of the Senate, the Clerk is elected by the members of the Senate and is tasked with maintaining records of all Senate bills and resolutions. The Clerk is also responsible for handling all documents received from other government departments. [2]

Members of the 132nd Senate[edit]

District Representative Party Residence Counties represented Term Limited First Elected
1 Rob McColley Rep Napoleon Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams 2026 2017*
2 Vacant Rep Erie, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Wood
3 Tina Maharath Dem Columbus Franklin 2026 2018
4 Bill Coley Rep West Chester Butler 2020 2011*
5 Stephen Huffman Rep Troy Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble 2026 2018
6 Peggy Lehner Rep Kettering Montgomery 2020 2011*
7 Steve Wilson Rep Maineville Butler, Hamilton, Warren 2026 2017*
8 Louis Terhar Rep Cincinnati Hamilton 2024 2016
9 Cecil Thomas Dem Cincinnati Hamilton 2022 2014
10 Bob Hackett Rep London Clark, Greene, Madison 2024 2016*
11 Teresa Fedor Dem Toledo Lucas 2026 2018
12 Matt Huffman Rep Lima Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Shelby 2024 2016
13 Nathan Manning Rep North Ridgeville Huron, Lorain 2026 2018
14 Joe Uecker Rep Loveland Adams, Brown, Clermont, Lawrence, Scioto 2020 2012
15 Hearcel Craig Dem Columbus Franklin 2026 2018
16 Stephanie Kunze Rep Hilliard Franklin 2024 2016
17 Bob Peterson Rep Sabina Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Lawrence, Vinton 2022 2012*
18 John Eklund Rep Chardon Geauga, Lake, Portage 2020 2011*
19 Andrew Brenner Rep Ostrander Delaware, Franklin, Knox 2026 2018
20 Brian Hill Rep Zanesville Athens, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, Pickaway 2028 2018*
21 Sandra Williams Dem Cleveland Cuyahoga 2022 2014
22 Larry Obhof Rep Medina Ashland, Holmes, Medina, Richland 2020 2011*
23 Nickie Antonio Dem Lakewood Cuyahoga 2026 2018
24 Matt Dolan Rep Chagrin Falls Cuyahoga 2024 2016
25 Kenny Yuko Dem Richmond Heights Cuyahoga, Lake 2022 2014
26 David Burke Rep Marysville Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union, Wyandot 2020 2011*
27 Kristina Roegner Rep Copley Stark, Summit, Wayne 2026 2018
28 Vernon Sykes Dem Akron Summit 2024 2016
29 Kirk Schuring Rep Canton Stark 2026 2018
30 Frank Hoagland Rep Adena Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Noble, Vinton, Washington 2024 2016
31 Jay Hottinger Rep Newark Coshocton, Holmes, Licking, Perry, Tuscarawas 2022 2014
32 Sean O'Brien Dem Hubbard Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull 2024 2016
33 Michael Rulli Rep Boardman Columbiana, Mahoning 2026 2018

Past composition of the Senate[edit]


  1. ^ Article II, section 2, Ohio Constitution.
  2. ^ "Rules of the Senate | The Ohio Legislature". www.legislature.ohio.gov. Retrieved 2016-03-09.

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