Columbus – Today, legislation to name a portion of the West Shoreway in Cuyahoga County in honor of former Governor Richard Celeste unanimously passed the Ohio Senate.  Senate Bill 49, sponsored by Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) would rename the West Shoreway, State Route 2, as the “Governor Richard F. Celeste Shoreway.” The Celeste family made their home in the neighborhood of the West Shoreway for many years.

“I have worked for many years to pay tribute to former Democratic Governor Celeste,” said Senator Skindell.  “It is an honor to know that through my efforts this portion of State Route 2 is closer to bearing the name of a great governor and great man, Richard Celeste.”

Richard Celeste has led a long and distinguished career as a public servant.  He entered politics in 1970 as a State Representative before serving as Lt. Governor and then two terms as Ohio’s Governor from 1983 until 1991.  Governor Celeste also served as the Director of the Peace Corps, U.S. Ambassador to India and President of Colorado College.

Senate Bill 49 now moves to the Ohio House of Representatives for further consideration.

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