Senator Manning takes the oath of office in the Senate Chamber of the historic Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio General Assembly today held their Opening Ceremonies for the 131st General Assembly, officially marking the beginning of the new legislative session.
During the ceremonies, State Senator Gayle Manning (R–North Ridgeville) was sworn in for her second term in the Ohio Senate, representing the 13th District in the state legislature’s upper chamber. Senator Manning handedly won reelection to the Northeast Ohio seat in the November 4, 2014 General Election. The district encompasses all of both Huron and Lorain Counties.
“Public Service has always been an important part of my life and I am honored and humbled by the support my community has afforded me through this great opportunity,” said Manning. “I’ve learned throughout my life that there are many ways to serve the people around you and I’ve had the privilege of doing so from the front of a classroom to the chamber of city hall to the hallowed halls of the Statehouse. This session, my leading goal is to find new ways of creating new opportunity for all Ohioans and strengthening our community for the generations that will follow.”
Upon the conclusion of the Opening Ceremonies, Manning became the only member of the state legislature to serve alongside one of their children as her son, State Representative Nathan Manning (R–North Ridgeville), follows in the footsteps of his parents as an elected public servant. Nathan Manning is the son of Senator Manning and her late husband, former State Representative Jeff Manning.
An award-winning educator, Senator Manning spent 37 years teaching in an elementary school classroom, primarily in 3rd Grade. She previously served on the North Ridgeville City Council where she presided as Chairman of the Finance Committee and as Council President Pro Tempore.
During the 130th General Assembly, Manning was named the Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation where she oversaw the passage and implementation of the $7.6 billion transportation budget which included significant investments in Ohio’s roads and infrastructure. The impact of the plan, which is expected to create a total of 65,000 new jobs, is already felt in her community with the revitalization of State Route 57 in Elyria where policy-makers are working to attract new businesses to the Midway Mall region.
Manning has also served as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Workforce and Economic Development Committee and as a member of the Senate Education Committee.
A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Manning is a graduate of both Kent State University and The University of Akron. She resides in North Ridgeville where she and her husband raised their two children, Allison and Nathan and where she now watches her two grandchildren, Conner and Avery grow.
Manning’s oath of office was administered her daughter, the Honorable Allison L. Manning, a magistrate in the Elyria Municipal Court.
Each term in the Ohio Senate extends four years. Manning’s term will expire at midnight on December 31, 2018.

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