Senator Manning (left) takes the oath of office after being elected Ohio Senate Majority Whip for the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. Her son, Representative Nathan Manning (right), holds the Bible.

COLUMBUS—State Senator Gayle Manning (R-North Ridgeville) was sworn in as the Majority Whip for the Ohio Senate on Tuesday during opening ceremonies held at the Statehouse. The special session of the Senate also marked the beginning of the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. 

"I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as the Senate Majority Whip and as a member of the Senate's leadership," said Manning. "I look forward to working alongside my colleagues to build on the progress we have made in making our state an exceptional place for all to live, work and receive a quality education." 

Before she was sworn in as State Senator in 2011, Manning spent 37 years as an elementary school teacher. She has sponsored and co-sponsored various pieces of life-saving legislation aimed at combating the problem of heroin addiction.

"In the Senate, my number one responsibility is to serve the best interests of the people of Huron and Lorain counties as well as communities across the state."

As Chair of the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Labor Committee, she oversaw the passage of a $7.06 billion investment in the construction, maintenance and safety of the state's job-sustaining highway system.

Senator Manning resides in North Ridgeville where she and her late husband, former State Representative Jeff Manning, raised their two children, Allison and Nathan. 

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