Ohio Senate

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Ohio Senate
132nd Ohio General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 3, 2017
Leadership
Larry Obhof (R)
Since January 3, 2017
President Pro Tempore
Bob Peterson (R)
Since January 3, 2017
Majority Leader
Randy Gardner (R)
Since January 3, 2017
Minority Leader
Joe Schiavoni (D)
Since January 14, 2014
Structure
Seats 33
Layout of Ohio
Political groups
Length of term
4 years
Authority Article II, Ohio Constitution
Salary $60,584/year
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(16 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(17 seats)
Meeting place
Ohio State Senate.jpg
Senate Chamber
Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio
Website
ohiosenate.gov

The Ohio Senate is the upper house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. 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 terms. Each Senator represents approximately 349,000 Ohioans, and each Senate District encompasses three corresponding Ohio House of Representatives Districts.

Composition[edit]

132st General Assembly (2017–2018)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 23 10 33 0
Begin 24 9 33 0
Latest voting share 72.7% 27.3%

Leadership[edit]

Seal of the President

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 131st Senate[edit]

District Representative Party Residence Counties represented Seniority Term Limited First Elected
1 Cliff Hite Rep Findlay Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams 12 2022 2011*
2 Randy Gardner Rep Bowling Green Erie, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Wood 19 2020 2012
3 Kevin Bacon Rep Columbus Franklin 5 2018 2010
4 Bill Coley Rep West Chester Butler 14 2020 2011*
5 Bill Beagle Rep Tipp City Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble 8 2018 2010
6 Peggy Lehner Rep Kettering Montgomery 11 2020 2011*
7 Steve Wilson Rep Maineville Butler, Hamilton, Warren 33 2026 2017*
8 Louis Terhar Rep Cincinnati Hamilton 29 2024 2016
9 Cecil Thomas Dem Cincinnati Hamilton 24 2022 2014
10 Bob Hackett Rep London Clark, Greene, Madison 25 2024 2016*
11 Edna Brown Dem Toledo Lucas 3 2018 2010
12 Matt Huffman Rep Lima Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Shelby 27 2024 2016
13 Gayle Manning Rep North Ridgeville Huron, Lorain 10 2018 2010
14 Joe Uecker Rep Loveland Adams, Brown, Clermont, Lawrence, Scioto 20 2020 2012
15 Charleta Tavares Dem Columbus Franklin 6 2018 2010
16 Stephanie Kunze Rep Hilliard Franklin 31 2024 2016
17 Bob Peterson Rep Sabina Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Lawrence, Vinton 18 2022 2012*
18 John Eklund Rep Chardon Geauga, Lake, Portage 17 2020 2011*
19 Kris Jordan Rep Ostrander Delaware, Franklin, Knox 7 2018 2010
20 Troy Balderson Rep Zanesville Athens, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, Pickaway 15 2020 2011*
21 Sandra Williams Dem Cleveland Cuyahoga 22 2022 2014
22 Larry Obhof Rep Medina Ashland, Holmes, Medina, Richland 13 2020 2011*
23 Michael J. Skindell Dem Lakewood Cuyahoga 4 2018 2010
24 Matt Dolan Rep Chagrin Falls Cuyahoga 30 2024 2016
25 Kenny Yuko Dem Richmond Heights Cuyahoga, Lake 23 2022 2014
26 David Burke Rep Marysville Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union, Wyandot 16 2020 2011*
27 Frank LaRose Rep Copley Stark, Summit, Wayne 9 2018 2010
28 Vernon Sykes Dem Akron Summit 26 2024 2016
29 Scott Oelslager Rep Canton Stark 2 2018 2010
30 Frank Hoagland Rep Adena Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Noble, Vinton, Washington 32 2024 2016
31 Jay Hottinger Rep Newark Coshocton, Holmes, Licking, Perry, Tuscarawas 21 2022 2014
32 Sean O'Brien Dem Hubbard Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull 28 2024 2016
33 Joe Schiavoni Dem Boardman Columbiana, Mahoning 1 2018 2009*

References[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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