Ohio Senate

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Ohio Senate
134th Ohio General Assembly
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Type
Type
Term limits
2 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 4, 2021
Leadership
Matt Huffman (R)
since January 4, 2021
President pro tempore
Jay Hottinger (R)
since January 4, 2021
Majority Leader
Kirk Schuring (R)
since January 4, 2021
Minority Leader
Kenny Yuko (D)
since April 26, 2017
Structure
Seats33
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Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (25)

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle II, Ohio Constitution
Salary$60,584/year
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(16 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(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 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 Matt Huffman.

Contents

Currently, the Senate consists of 25  Republicans and eight  Democrats, with the Republicans controlling three more seats than the 22 required for a supermajority vote. 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.

Composition

134th General Assembly (2021-2022)
Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
TotalVacant
Democratic Republican
End of previous Assembly 924330
Begin (January 4, 2021)825330
Latest voting share24.2%75.8%

Leadership

Seal of the President Seal of the President of the Ohio Senate.svg
Seal of the President
Presiding
President of the Senate Matt Huffman
President Pro Tempore Jay Hottinger
Majority Leadership
Majority Floor Leader Kirk Schuring
Majority Whip Rob McColley
Minority Leadership
Minority Leader Kenny Yuko
Assistant Minority Leader Nickie Antonio
Minority Whip Tina Maharath
Assistant Minority Whip Hearcel Craig

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 133rd Senate

Senate districts by party
Democratic
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Senate districts by party
  Democratic
  Republican
DistrictSenatorPartyResidenceCounties representedTerm LimitedFirst Elected
1 Rob McColley Republican Napoleon Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams 20262017*
2 Theresa Gavarone Republican Bowling Green Erie, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Wood 20282019*
3 Tina Maharath Democratic Canal Winchester Franklin 20262018
4 George Lang Republican West Chester Butler 20282020
5 Steve Huffman Republican Tipp City Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble 20262018
6 Niraj Antani Republican Miamisburg Montgomery 20282020
7 Steve Wilson Republican Maineville Butler, Hamilton, Warren 20262017*
8 Louis Blessing Republican Colerain Township Hamilton 20282019*
9 Cecil Thomas Democratic Cincinnati Hamilton 20222014
10 Bob Hackett Republican London Clark, Greene, Madison 20242016*
11 Teresa Fedor Democratic Toledo Lucas 20262018
12 Matt Huffman Republican Lima Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Shelby 20242016
13 Nathan Manning Republican North Ridgeville Huron, Lorain 20262018
14 Terry Johnson Republican McDermott Adams, Brown, Clermont, Lawrence, Scioto 20282019*
15 Hearcel Craig Democratic Columbus Franklin 20262018
16 Stephanie Kunze Republican Columbus Franklin 20242016
17 Bob Peterson Republican Jasper Township Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Lawrence, Vinton 20222012*
18 Jerry Cirino Republican Kirtland Geauga, Lake, Portage 20282020
19 Andrew Brenner Republican Powell Delaware, Franklin, Knox 20262018
20 Tim Schaffer Republican Lancaster Athens, Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, Pickaway 20282018*
21 Sandra Williams Democratic Cleveland Cuyahoga 20222014
22 Mark Romanchuk Republican Ontario Ashland, Holmes, Medina, Richland 20282020
23 Nickie Antonio Democratic Lakewood Cuyahoga 20262018
24 Matt Dolan Republican Chagrin Falls Cuyahoga 20242016
25 Kenny Yuko Democratic Richmond Heights Cuyahoga, Lake 20222014
26 Bill Reineke Republican Eden Township Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Sandusky, Seneca, Union, Wyandot 20282020
27 Kristina Roegner Republican Hudson Stark, Summit, Wayne 20262018
28 Vernon Sykes Democratic Akron Summit 20242016
29 Kirk Schuring Republican Canton Stark 20262018
30 Frank Hoagland Republican Adena Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, Jefferson, Meigs, Monroe, Noble, Vinton, Washington 20242016
31 Jay Hottinger Republican Newark Coshocton, Holmes, Licking, Perry, Tuscarawas 20222014
32 Sandra O'Brien Republican Rome Ashtabula, Geauga, Trumbull 20282020
33 Michael Rulli Republican Salem Columbiana, Mahoning 20262018

Past composition of the Senate

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References

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