Columbus –On the opening day of the 131st General Assembly, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) took the oath of office to serve another four-year term in the Ohio Senate.  Senator Schiavoni represents the 33rd Senate District that encompasses Youngstown and all of Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

“I am honored to continue representing the Mahoning Valley and to serve as the Minority Leader in the Ohio Senate for another General assembly,” said Senator Schiavoni.  “The coming year presents many challenges and opportunities.  I am hopeful that the Senate will finally pass much needed charter school reform this year while also investing more resources into our schools and local communities.”

Senator Schiavoni was first appointed to the Ohio Senate in 2008 and has been elected twice to represent the citizens of the Mahoning Valley.  He has served as Minority Leader since December 2013.


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